Friday September, 10th, 2010 is World Suicide Prevention Day 2010
An astounding 65,000 Australian’s attempt suicide each year; with around 2,200 dying by suicide annually. Health experts believe the real figure is closer to 2,500 and with each suicide and suicide attempt six Australians will be heavily affected.
Friday September, 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, an international day that aims to reduce the stigma of suicide and promote help seeking behaviour. Increased awareness will promote the healthy action of seeking help from various community health programs including beyondblue and SANE Australia.
On September 10th Sydney will host Wesley Mission LifeForce’s annual LifeForce memorial service at the northern boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House beginning at 12pm. The service is intended for people who have been affected by suicide and live in its heartbreaking aftermath.
It will bring together people in a spirit of comfort and hope, allowing them the space to grieve and reflect. The service allows people to know that they are not alone in their sorrow.
For more than 12 years the service has been bringing comfort and support to friends and relatives of those who have died from suicide.
For more information please see: www.wspd.org.au
If you or someone you know needs help contact the SANE Helpline on 1800 18 SANE (7263), or online via www.sane.org
For more information on Depression please see: www.femail.com.au/tackling_blues