Suicide Awareness Day


Every year, September 10th is Suicide Awareness Day. As of 2011, an estimated one million people per year die by suicide or “a death every 40 seconds or about 3,000 every day.” There are also twenty failed suicide attempts for every one that is successful. Suicide is also the thirteenth leading cause of death worldwide.

In honor of today being Suicide Awareness Day, people are asking that you write the world “love” on your wrist, or wear yellow to show your support for anyone who has thought of, attempted, or succeeded in taking their own life.

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