Oslo, Norway, August 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day every year on September 10th.
The IASP has prepared World Suicide Prevention Day banners in over 40 languages so that bloggers and writers can help increase suicide prevention awareness locally and worldwide by writing about suicide and suicide prevention in their native languages. Individuals and companies can use the banners on their Web sites to promote World Suicide Prevention Day. Teachers can use these materials to increase awareness that suicide can be prevented. In addition, they offer these banners freely to organizations and groups that are holding events on the day.
World Suicide Prevention Day Banners
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about one million people die by suicide every year; this represents a “global” mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds, or about 3,000 deaths by suicide daily. Since most societies are multicultural we need cultural sensitivity in all suicide prevention efforts.
Established in Vienna, in 1960, by the late Professor Erwin Ringel, IASP is the key Non-Government Organization in official relations with the World Health Organization in addressing suicide. IASP has brought global attention to the unacceptable loss of approximately 1 million people each year worldwide who die by suicide.
IASP is a unique multidisciplinary organization with its membership coming from 50 countries, primarily from the mental health professions, but with additional members from such disciplines as sociology, social work, anthropology, medicine, public health, education, corrections, probation, coroners/medical examiners, pathology and philosophy.
IASP – World Suicide Prevention Day
For further information, contact:
Mrs. Vanda Scott OBE
Phone: +33 562 29 11 42