On October 10 every year, World Mental Health Day is observed to raise awareness of mental health issues across the globe, as well as highlight mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. The theme selected for this year’s Day is suicide prevention. The World Health Organization encourages everyone to take “40 seconds of action”, and is providing tips and resources on ways to help prevent suicide in various social spaces.
The following are handouts on what emergency workers, health workers, teachers, employers, journalists, and people working in prisons and jails can do to help prevent suicide.
- Preventing Suicide at Work: Information for Employers, Managers and Employees
- Preventing Suicide at Work: Information for Health Workers
- Preventing Suicide: Information for Police, Firefighters and Other Emergency Responders
- Preventing Suicide: Information for People Working in Jails and Prisons
- Preventing Suicide: Information for Teachers and Other People Working in Schools
- Preventing Suicide: Information for Journalists and Others Writing about Suicide