Sunday September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention day
At 2000 (8pm) supporters will light candles in their windows to remember a loved one that committed suicide, show their support for suicide prevention and awareness as well as to show support for those that have survived. The International Association for Suicide Prevention launched this day of support and remembrance in 2003.
For those of us touched by suicide in some form or another, we know that this voice is an important one. The people suffering in silence need to know their voice is important, support does exist for them and they deserve to have a better quality of life where they genuinely smile at the beginning of a new day.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention states that over 800,000 people a day die due to suicide with 25 times more people making attempts.