Today is World Mental Health Day!

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.
World Mental Health Day is organized by the World Federation for Mental Health. This year’s Day is supported by the World Health Organization, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and United for Global Mental Health.