On the 10 September, South Liverpool Treatment Centre joined organisations and communities around the world to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.
The latest suicides statistics showed that in 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable. But not being OK is still widely stigmatised.
This World Suicide Prevention Day, Samartians are highlighting the importance of the language we use when we talk about suicide, especially when asking someone you're worried about if they're suicidal.
It’s important to talk and write about suicide safely and responsibly. Using the right language around suicide is key to breaking down stigma. When we use our words carefully we can create a safe environment for people to open up. Read more here: https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/world-suicide-prevention-day/
South Liverpool Treatment Centre lights up yellow for World Suicide Prevention Day