World suicide prevention day

For everyone involved in suicide prevention, and the many thousands who have ‘lived experience’ of suicide – in their family, among their friends or at their workplace – the annual World Suicide Prevention Day in September has particular resonance. For most, it is a time for remembering and quiet reflection; for many, it is an occasion for renewed commitment to reducing preventable deaths; for some, it is also an anniversary of frustration at the slow pace of change.