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Time to Talk – Suicide Prevention Day

by burylibdems on 12 September, 2017

Last Sunday, 10 September 2017 was the 15th Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. The day was launched to raise awareness of, and take action on the 800,000 people who die each year globally as a result of suicide.

Councillor Mary D’Albert represented us at an event in Bury hosted by Samirtans Bury to raise awareness on the theme ‘Its Okay To Talk’. A memory tree marked the number of people lost to suicide in Bury in the last three years.

In the UK suicide rates amongst men are around three times higher than with women. It is the leading cause of death for men aged 20-34, though the highest rate are in men between 40-44.

There are many services, nationally and locally, that provide information and help in the links below.

https://www.iasp.info/wspd/

https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/bluelight/world-suicide-prevention-day/?ctaId=/news-campaigns/campaigns/bluelight/blue-light-programme-events/slices/world-suicide-prevention-day/

http://www.samaritans.org/media-centre/our-campaigns/world-suicide-prevention-day

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