World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September, 2011 - Activities

World Suicide Prevention Day 2011

Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish

Argentina


Buenos Aries

El día 22 de septiembre en el Marco del mes dedicado a la Prevención del Suicidio, en la Ciudad de Vicente Lopez - Buenos Aires - Argentina, la Fundación Manos Unidas Por la Paz y el Programa de Prevención, Atención y Posvención del Suicidio- Entrenadores de Vida.

Realizara la JORNADA REGIONAL SOBRE PREVENCIÓN, IMPACTO Y ACCI&oOcute;N EN LAS POLÍTICAS EDUCATIVAS ENTRENANDO PARA LA VIDA.
Se realizara en el Honorable Consejo Deliberante de Vicente Lopez.

INSCRIPCIÓN E INFORMES

manosunidasporlapaz@imagine.com.ar y entrenadoresdevida@imagine.com.ar WWW.ENTRENADORESDEVIDA.ORG.AR - www.manosunidasporlapaz.org.ar


Australia


Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, ACT

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 5.30am - 7.00am
Meeting place: Lake Burley Griffin (RG Menzies Walk from Gallipoli Reach to Aspen Island)

Coffee and muffins will be available following the walk.

Contact: Debbi Knee/Tom Hulse
ootscanberra@gmail.com

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Central Coast, NSW

Blue Ribbon Charity Dinner - for the prevention of suicide on the Central Coast.

Hosted by St Vincent de Paul Society, Broken Bay Central Council - Central Coast Mental Health Project.
When: Friday 16th September, 2011.

Cost: Tickets $75 each or a table of ten for $700. Get a table together a have good night out.

Guest Speaker: Tim Webster Ten News and 2UE Radio. Special messages sent from Jimmy Barnes and John Brogden.

Supported By: Sea FM Radio and Diggers @ The Entrance.

Visit for Invitation and Registration / Payment Form.

Facebook: 'Like' Suicide Prevention Central Coast NSW Australia on Facebook for updates.


Gosford, NSW

Suicide Memorial Service

Friday 9th September, 2011
Gosford Sea Scouts Hall, Masons Parade Gosford
A short Memorial Service will be led by Rev Rod Bower, refreshments will be served and flowers available for release into Brisbane Water.

The service commences at 10:00 AM and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact: Lesley - 0458 255 030 OR Liz - 02 43691431

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Macarthur, NSW

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 8am
Meeting place: Meeting at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Contact: Nada Mihajlovic
nada@lifelinemacarthur.org.au
02 4645 7200

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Maitland, NSW

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: midday
Meeting place: Meeting at the Town Hall
Contact: Michael Thorne

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Penrith, NSW

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 10.30am
Meeting place: Meeting/finishing High St end Nepean River, (Bridge to Bridge route)
Contact: Jasmine Marosvary

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Port Macquarie, NSW

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 0900 - 1030
Meeting place: Meeting at the Port Macquarie Town Green
Contact: Terra'Mer Lalirra

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Sydney, NSW

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Memorial Day

9th of September
Sydney Opera House
The Wesley LifeForce Suicide Memorial Day is to be held on the 9th of September at the Sydney Opera House.

The service offers an opportunity to reflect, remember loved ones and to come together in a spirit of comfort and hope. During the ceremony attendees have the opportunity to cast a sunflower into Sydney Harbour as a gesture of love and remembrance.

The service will begin at 12pm, Friday September 9th on the Northern Broadwalk with afternoon tea being served from 1pm.

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Darwin, NT

Walk 4 Suicide Prevention and Awareness

September 10th, 2011
Jingili Water Gardens, Darwin
3.30pm: Meet at Jingili Water Gardens,
3.45pm-4pm: buses will take walkers to CDU Sports Oval
4pm: Welcome to Country @ CDU Sports Oval (Access via Lakeside Drive) Followed by a brief introduction
4.30pm: Walk to Jingili Water Gardens Speakers - Performances - Free BBQ - Balloon Release - Memorial Doves - Information Display Stalls & More Theme colour RED. Signs and banners welcome.

For more info, please contact Ngaree on 0405 158 637 or Delsey on 8932 3166 or 0405 100 655.

Click here to download the invitation.

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Ayr, Queensland

CORES - One Day Intervention Course (Free)

Saturday September the 10th
Obrien Centre (Burdekin Catholic High School) Gibson Street, Ayr
If you did suspect something, could you deal with it?

What happens if a person can't cope ... will someone be there for them?

This ONE DAY CORES COURSE will give you the skills and confidence to recognise then assess a person who may be at risk of self harm or suicide.

Click here to download the invitation.

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Cairns, Queensland

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 6am (meet 5.45)
Meeting place:The Esplanade (opp hospital)
Contact: Susan Vaughan
susan.vaughan@lccq.org.au

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Darling Downs & SW Queensland, Queensland

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: tba
Meeting place:tba
Contact: Harold Crane
07 46966067
harold@ccnt.com.au

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Mount Isa, Queensland

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time:11:00am
Meeting place: Meeting at the Visitor Information Centre
Contact: Craig Hardy

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Gold Coast, Queensland

Care For Life: Suicide Prevention Assoc., Gold Coast Old Australia, will be holding it's annual 'World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum' for the Gold Coast community on Friday the 9th September 2011. 9am - 3pm, Venue: Albert Waterways Community Centre, Broadbeach, Gold Coast. Service providers from a wide range of government and nongovernment organisations are invited to provide information to attendees on a wide range of services and supports available. A program of speakers will provide information on a variety of topics which will assist the attendees in understanding and responding to a number of risk factors related to suicide. The aim is to educate the community to appreciate that suicide prevention is every body's responsibility and all are able to assist in the prevention of suicide in their community setting. Contact for info Raylee Taylor rataylor@bigpond.com.


Picnic Point, Maroochydore, Queensland

Suicide Bereavement Remembrance Day

September 11th, 2011
Picnic Point, Maroochydore
The day will feature the words and thoughts of people bereaved by suicide, a presentation by the Caloundra Living Beyond Suicide Support Group and other guest speakers. Activities on the day will include a brief Remembrance Ceremony.

This will be followed by the release of doves and opportunity for individuals to place Flowers of Remembrance into the waters of the river in acknowledgement of the significance of this day for our communities. Children’s activities with parental supervision will also be available.

Click here to download the information flyer.

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Adelaide, South Australia

My name is Mary Aloisi and I am the founder/director of a program called Catch my Drift which was named in memory of my brother who suicided at the age of 16 many years ago. The program aims to raise awareness for youth mental health and well-being by encouraging a healthy lifestyle. On Sept 10th my team of volunteers will be making a video dressed in as much of the colour yellow as possible and incorporating this year's theme. I would also like to initiate a prayer candle ceremony later in the evening.


South East, South Australia

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 6am
Meeting place: Mel Hirth Lookout Mount Gambier Lakes Area
Contact: Lifeline South East SA
08 8723 2299
lifelinese@bigpond.com

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Hobart, Tasmania

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: Friday 9 September 2011
Time:5.30am
Meeting place: Join Lifeline Hobart at Salamanca Place at 5.30am Friday 9th September for bus transport to Regatta Ground and then a return walk through the dawn to Salamanca for breakfast.
Contact: Peter Crosswell
03 6224 3450 or 0418 128 595
peter.crosswell@lifelinetasmania.org.au

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Ballarat, Victoria

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: tbc
Meeting place: Lake Wendouree
Contact: Kellie Dunn - 03 5337 2751
kdunn@lifelineballarat.com.au

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Melbourne, Victoria

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: Fitzroy Gardens
Contact: Kerry Dawson
03 96661272
kerry.dawson@wesley.org.au

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Geraldton, Western Australia

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 5am
Meeting place: Meeting at the Marina
Contact: Melissa Howie
melissahowie@lifelinewa.org.au

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Launceston, Tasmania

TASMANIAN COMMUNITY GATHERING SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Where people affected by the suicide of someone known to them, those who support them and those in the community who would like to demonstrate a commitment to reducing the incidence of suicide in Tasmania will be provided with the opportunity for - honouring and acknowledging bereaved family members, friends and associates living beyond suicide and those who support them, remembering those who have been lost through suicide, creating opportunities for people to meet others similarly affected in an informal social setting, contributing to improved suicide bereavement support and suicide awareness and prevention in Tasmania.

The Community Gathering encourages anyone affected by the suicide of another to attend regardless of the nature of their relationship with the bereaved, for example partner, ex-partner, parent, former employer, grandparent, relative, workmate, teacher, sibling, sporting colleague ... to name a few. Service providers please bring information to share.

Guest MC : Roisin McCann, ABC Northern Tasmania
WHERE: Tamar Rowing Club Rooms, West Tamar Road, Launceston (near Tamar Marine)
WHEN: Saturday 10th September 2011
TIME : 11.30 am - 1.30pm Barbecue Lunch Provided: Gold coin donation appreciated
TRANSPORT: Community Transport may be available for outlying areas- please call to confirm
CONTACTS: Wendy French 0408 133 884 or Garry Rafferty 6336 5155


Perth, Western Australia

Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.

Date: 10 September 2011
Time: 5.30am - 7.00am
Meeting place: Wadjuk Carpark, Roe Gardens Kings Park, Perth.

Coffee and muffins will be available following the walk.

Contact: Melissa Howie
08 9261 4413
helpme@lifelinewa.org.au

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Bengali


Bangladesh


Jhenidah

Greetings from Society for Voluntary Activities - SOVA - Jhenidah, Bangladesh. In compliance with your email I forward you the devised activism plan would be organized on behalf of SOVA- Jhenidah, Bangladesh.

The Devised activities are:

  1. Rally - ( Would be led by the Parliament Members)
  2. Discussion Meeting - (04 Parliament Members, Governments officials and leading civil society representatives will be there as guests)
  3. Cultural Programme ( Group & single Songs and Dance)
  4. Lighting Candle

In later I will send the picture documentary in favor of you.


With best regards

Prof. Md. Zahidul Islam
Executive Director
SOVA - Jhenidah, Bangladesh.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Flemish

Belgium

Press Conference 10 September 2011

The Flemish Minister of Public Health, Well-being and the Family, Mr. Jo Vandeurzen, holds a press conference on 10 September to present the suicide mortality data of 2009, and to present newly developed suicide prevention efforts such as the online support group for people bereaved through suicide and the online suicide prevention chat room.

In addition the Minister will announce the upcoming Health Conference on Suicide Prevention, 17 December 2011. This conference will put forward a new target and a set of strategies for the prevention of suicide, to be implemented during the next years in the Action Plan for the Prevention of Suicide.

Info and contact:
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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish

Bolivia

La Paz

Viernes, 09 de septiembre 19:00-21:00

Este 10 de septiembre es el Día Internacional Para la Prevención del Suicidio. Uniéndonos a esta causa tendremos esta actividad en el Centro de Rehabilitación y Salud Mental "San Juan de Dios" con nuestros pacientes y colaboradores. Una vigilia para orar por aquellos que se fueron al quitarse la vida, así como por aquellos que aún no encuentran el sentido de la vida y piensan en quitársela.

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Portuguese


Brazil


Diamantina

In Diamantina - Brazil, the activities planned by the "Grupo Vida - Suicidologia" include:

  1. Distribution of posters about World Suicide Prevention Day;
  2. An interview on TV;
  3. The organization of a walk
  4. A course about suicide prevention.

Nadia Veronica Halboth
Coordinator - Grupo Vida - Suicidologia
Daiamantina - Minas Gerais - Brazil


Cameroon

I am Embele Patience Fominyen of Radio Health International. A thematic radio station aimed at relaying health and science information to the country Cameroon from our on air broadcast and to the world via our website.

We are planning a radio show about World Suicide Prevention Day and suicide Prevention for Friday September 9th 2011.

You can visit our website www.radiohealthinternational.org for more information.

Patience Fominyen.


Canada


Calgary, Alberta

Calgarians gathering together at Amsterdam Rhino to light candles in support of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Lee Horbachewski
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Saturday September 10, 2011

Come support World Suicide Prevention Day in Calgary
Amsterdam Rhino
607 11th Avenue SW
7pm onwards

Candles will be lit in the street front windows at 8pm to show our support for Suicide Prevention.


Lethbridge, Alberta

Just Group is participating in World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 again this year from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. We have been writing about hockey and suicide prevention this past year at www.hockeyhistory.org . This year suicide has had a profound impact on the hockey community starting with Luke Richardson's daughter last fall and including NHL players Rick Rypien and Wade Belak this summer. Just Group is participating by writing and posting about the need for hockey to address these issues in a focused suicide prevention day post. In many cultures around the world, hockey has an influential societal and cultural role in shaping and developing our communities. We believe that if the international hockey community took a bold and honest leadership approach to these social issues, all of our communities will benefit. We are using World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 to publically endorse and call for an international hockey mental health summit to deal with issues of non-accidental self-injury and self-destructive behaviour in the international hockey community. We will also be displaying the World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 banner and links on the site.

Read this post at www.hockeyhistory.org

Trevor Esau
President, Just group
Lethbridge, AB, Canada


Nanaimo, British Columbia

The Central Vancouver Island Crisis Society is hosting its sixth annual SOLES REMEMBERING SOULS community gathering in support of those who have lost loved ones to the tragedy of suicide.

This unique gathering of healing and connection is free of charge and is open to anyone who has lost someone they loved or cared about to suicide as well as to community members who would like to lend their support. The doors open at 3:15 pm on September 11, 2011 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. All who enter will be warmly greeted by fellow Survivors of Suicide who understand the pain and isolation that suicide grief can bring.

After the program in the theatre which begins at 3:30 pm, attendees are invited to acknowledge their loved one by contributing to our memory and support wall. This might include bringing a picture to share, a poem, a quote, or anything else that has meaning or signifigance for you. There will be art tables set up for people wanting to personalize their pictures and messages before adding them to the wall. Each year that we gather together, we will watch the wall grow along with our hopes and connections to one another.

It can also be healing and impactful to acknowledge our loss by making a real difference. Attendees are invited to bring a pair of new or gently used shoes to the gathering.

All shoes will be donated to those in need as a reminder that none of us ever has to walk alone.

The program in the theatre begins at 3:30 pm with the placing of the shoes. Highlights include music, a multi-media video presentation, words of comfort, hope, and healing, and a "letting go" bubble blowing ceremony outside the theatre at the end.

Crisis Society staff and trained volunteers from the suicide bereavement support group will be available to listen and support throughout the program.

Our hope is that those who attend will leave with the belief that love never dies and through this sense of compassion will walk away with a renewed sense that life can and will go on.

For more information or questions, please don't hesitate to call Lyndsay or Heather at 250-753-2495 or email to lyndsay@cvics.ca.

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Vancouver, British Columbia

LOWER MAINLAND WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY STEERING COMMITTEE

2011 - Community leaders in mental health and suicide prevention are utilizing their collective resources to support the second-annual World Suicide Prevention Day scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 2011 in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St) at 12 pm.

The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to reflect on those who have died by suicide, support individuals who grieve and increase public awareness of the fact that reducing the risk of suicide requires community awareness, involvement and participation.

Event organizers - drawn from mental health and suicide prevention agencies throughout the Lower Mainland - expect more than 250 attendees. Several speakers from varied backgrounds whose lives have been in some way touched by suicide will share their perspectives on building suicide safer communities. Music and a dove release will complete the event.

"Each year, nearly 500 British Columbians die by suicide. Each of these people leaves behind friends, family and community members whose lives are painfully transformed by these deaths. World Suicide Prevention Day commemorates those we have lost, and honours the strength of character and courage that survivors demonstrate on a daily basis." says Ian Ross, Executive Director of the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC and Co-Chair of the WSPD steering committee.

A fundamental tool in the effort to spearhead suicide prevention in the community is public outreach and education regarding the warning signs of suicide and how support can be sought. Close to 80 percent of individuals who attempt or die by suicide exhibit warning signs to those around them.

"It is critical to be aware of the warning signs associated with an increased risk of suicide - and to reach out to a potentially suicidal individual with care, compassion and concern," says Damstrom Albach, President of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and Coordinator of S.A.F.E.R. Counselling Services. SAFER and many other community organizations will host information tables at the event.

"It is also critical to ask the individual directly if they are considering suicide – and to take their feelings seriously. This conversation helps to determine the degree of suicide risk. An individual at risk of suicide needs to be listened to with empathy, and without pre-conceived judgment."

If someone indicates that they are suicidal, help is available. Concerned colleagues, friends or family members should take steps to connect the suicidal individual with a mental health professional, family doctor or 24-hour crisis line. If an individual appears to be at imminent risk, they should be taken to a hospital emergency room immediately.

For more information on potential warning signs, please visit:
http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/gethelp/frequently-asked-questions-about-suicide/
If you need immediate support, please contact 1-800-SUICIDE
Partners in support of World Suicide Prevention Day 2011:
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- CHIMO Crisis Services
- The Child and Adolescent Response Team, Vancouver Coastal Health - Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia
- The Josh Platzer Society for Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness
- S.A.F.E.R. – Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education and Research, Vancouver Coastal Health

For media inquiries, or more information:
Joseph Bardsley v Development and Communications Coordinator
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
p: 604.872.1811, ext. 228 (call 604.366.1822 on event day)
e: jbardsley@crisiscentre.bc.ca

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Nain, Labrador

Celebrate Life Suicide Awareness & Prevention Day Walk. In Nain, Labrador, we will be doing a community walk through the streets of Nain town starting and finishing at the Town Hall. There will be refreshments, finger food and music at the town hall as well as booths set up highlighting local mental health & wellness resources. There will be trivia games promoting mental health & wellness and chances to win prizes. The walk starts at 2pm, the celebration of life will take place until 5pm at the hall. Electric candles will be provided to participants to light at 8pm in rememberance of loved ones lost to suicide.

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Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill is a small community of 900 in northern Manitoba, Canada. This is the Polar Bear Capital of the world with polar bears walking through town which is very dangerous. As dangerous and this sounds there is more danger from suicide in our community. Our suicide prevention event is a interactive event for all school age children. A separate event in the town complex is an information booth where adults can sign up for Suicide Intervention course. This is a multicultural Community with portions of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.

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Steinbach, Manitoba

The South Eastman Suicide Prevention Committee will be hosting a cake and coffee time at the Clearspring Mall in Steinbach, MB at 10am on Saturday September 10. There will be a youth suicide prevention project called: Out of the Blue on display from Thursday until Saturday.

Please check out the website at: www.OutoftheBlue-JasonsdesBlues.ca


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manitobans across the province are sharing their support for suicide prevention on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. The day promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. An alarming number of Canadians commit suicide daily.

What you know could save a life

If you're interested in participating in World Suicide Prevention Day in Manitoba, you can check a variety of events hosted by the Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network:

10:00 TO 11:45 A.M. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery - Panel: Helping someone survive a suicide loss - What you need to know
11:45 to 12:00 P.M. - Walk for Hope
12:00 to 12:45 - Hope Gathering at the Manitoba Legislative Building
Free "SAFE TALK" Workshops (2.5 hours each)
Free assist training (2 days)

For more information on dates and locations, visit Reason to Live or call 204.984.2600. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide call the Manitoba Suicide Line at 1-877-435-7170.


Moncton, New Brunswick

The Westmorland-Albert Suicide Prevention Committee is organizing three kiosks for World Suicide Prevention Day. Representatives from our committee will be at the Champlain Mall, 477 Paul St. Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on September 9th, 2011 from 10:00am until 9:00pm. We are also placing a kiosk at the Moncton Market, 120 Westmorland Street, Moncton, NB from 7am-2pm, as well as at the Dieppe Market, 232 Gauvin Rd., Dieppe, NB from 7am-1pm. Representatives from the community as well as committee members will be there to hand out information and there will also be a draw for a gift basket from each location! Please come and see our kiosk and get some great information about wellness and suicide prevention.


Corner Brook, Newfoundland

World Suicide Prevention Day is fast approaching, only two weeks away. Many events are happening across Canada and throughout the world for this great cause.

This is our third annual walk in Corner Brook and we can only hope that it will be as successful as it has been in previous years. A short video and candlelight vigil will follow.

Since our first walk, we have formed a committee under the Canadian Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). I can tell you this team of people is very dedicated and wants to make a difference. I believe, together, we will.

Only through talking, education and awareness are we able to bring about prevention. We need to offer hope to those who are suffering in silence. Suicide CAN be prevented.

I hope you'll take part in this important event and encourage your family and friends to join in. To those living away: I hope you'll encourage your friends here to take part. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Donations graciously accepted. All proceeds will go toward suicide prevention initiatives. One of our current projects is to produce a local video that we can use as a learning tool in our schools and community. Sponsor sheets may be obtained by contacting Mary Fisher at 634-3821 or Sandie Batt at 634-1006.

Thank you from a mom who lost her 17 year old son to suicide.

Here is the Facebook page for our 3rd Annual Walk for Suicide Prevention Day.

Mary Fisher, Tracy Fisher
Corner Brook, NL
Canada


Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day

The 2011 Halifax Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day will be taking place on Sunday, September 11th. Suicide prevention is everybody's business, so please take a step - with many others - toward addressing suicide in our communities in Nova Scotia!

The Walk will begin at 1:30 pm (sharp!) at Victoria Park, corner of South Park St. & Spring Garden Road (across from the Public Gardens) and will proceed down Spring Garden Road, turn left onto Barrington Street, ending at City Hall in Grand Parade, with information booths, refreshments, and a guest speaker.

If you belong to a community group that is involved with mental health issues, suicide prevention or have had a booth at the Walk in previous years and wish to have a booth at the 2011 Walk, please email laurelw25@yahoo.ca with 'Walk Booth' in the subject line of the email and you will be contacted with further information. There is no cost involved in having a booth (although donations to the Halifax Walk are accepted) but there is limited space.

If you require further information, please contact Laurel Walker, Coordinator, Halifax Walk for WSPD at (902) 830-4986.

This is a rain or shine event and is family friendly!

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Truro, Nova Scotia


Truro's very first World Suicide Prevention Day Walk Come one, come all to the Victoria Park on Sunday, September 11th, 2011 between 1pm and 4pm and participate in Truro's very first World Suicide Prevention Day walk. Enjoy our casual walk around a designated area in the lower region of the Park beginning and ending at the Pavilion. Music at band shelter. Coffee and water will be served. Information pamphlets will be available along with an informal gathering. This day in the park is organized by a volunteer committee under (CAST) Communities Addressing Suicide Together. Info 902-895-4211 Colchester-East Hants Branch of Canadian Mental Health Association.


Georgetown, Ontario

In Recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day 2011, Halton Hills Suicide Prevention Group and North Halton Distress Centre have planned a special evening to recognize and celebrate the Town of Halton Hills. Halton Hills is the first municipality to commit to train all 450 employees in safeTALK, a suicide alertness training program, Livingworks Education.

What We Know Can Save A Life!

Halton Hills Commits to Building A Suicide Safer Community!

Friday, September 9th, 2011
7:00pm-8:30pm
Mold-Masters SportsPlex Hall
221 Guelph St., Georgetown,
Ontario, Canada


London, Ontario

The London committee organizing an annual event to honour World Suicide Prevention Day is seeking London and area survivors of suicide - those who have lost a loved one to suicide - to share their stories and be photographed for a local photo exhibition, which will be displayed at the Sept. 10 event in Gibbons Park.

Event organizers have a photographer and can assist in writing a brief story to go with each survivor photo, as well as preparing the image and story for display. All that is required of participants is that they come to a photo session in August and be willing to share their story as a suicide survivor.

The idea is to reduce the stigma and shame associated with suicide and to create open dialogue about suicide by honouring those left behind. This project is inspired and approved by Scott Chisolm's national photo exhibit project, Collateral Damage. See www.leftbehindbysuicide.org for more information on Collateral Damage.

If you would like to participate in the photo exhibit, please contact Annette Dennis, co-chair, Lifting the Silence Committee, at annettepdennis­@­hotmail.com by Aug. 15.

Annette Dennis


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Inuktitut (Roman)

Ottawa, Ontario

LivingWorks Education Inc., the Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition (OSPC) and the Collateral Damage Project will host a concert on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at Ottawa's Centrepointe Theatre headlining Inuk singer/songwriter, Susan Aglukark.

The opening band, Friends of Emmet, is from Dublin, Ireland. The concert is the first of its kind honoring World Suicide Prevention Day in Canada. Susan Aglukark will be launching her new album, Revolution Road on Sept 27th. Friends of Emmet will be releasing their new album, State of Mind in January 2012.

Many partners are have come together to make this concert happen, including the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the City of Ottawa, and many other "friends of suicide prevention" including Your Life Counts! International Inc. (YLC).

"The goal of this special event is to raise awareness about suicide prevention in Canada", announced Richard Ramsay, President of LivingWorks Education Inc., "and highlighting the need for training for caregivers in every part of Canada." The evening will also benefit suicide prevention in Ottawa and area, the Collateral Damage Project, and support The Arctic Children and Youth Foundation, chaired by Susan Aglukark.

The event will celebrate the "Building Suicide Safer Communities" initiative, a Canadian campaign hosted by LivingWorks Education and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP-ACPS). The initiative advocates for nation-wide suicide prevention and saving lives lost through this highly ignored community health tragedy. Communities can register to become a suicide-safer community and receive recognition for their contribution at www.suicidesafercommunities.com and find more information on Facebook at "suicide-safer communities initiative".

Scott Chisholm, founder and CEO of Collateral Damage, a national project that works to de-stigmatize and prevent suicide through education and conversation, speaks of his personal experience of suicide: "I was just 17 when I lost my dad. Suicide, back then, wasn't something that people willingly talked about. In presenting this concert, we're making a statement that these conversations are not only OK in this day and age, but vital - not talking about suicide certainly isn't working. It's an honour for us, here at the Collateral Damage project, to come together with these likeminded organizations, advocating for suicide prevention."

This first time event held in Ottawa will be an opportunity to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day in Canada and start the discussion about a National Strategy for Canada on Suicide Prevention which remains long overdue. Tickets are available to purchase for $35 each at the Centrepointe Theatre website.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Inuktitut

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario

celebrate Life Parliament Hill Canada

It's a five year tradition now in Ottawa to "Celebrate Life" with Inuit on Parliament Hill to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day. Download this invitation and join National Inuit Youth President Jennifer Watkins and special guests to mark this special day on Friday September 9, 2011 at 12:15pm.

Download the invitation.


Simcoe, Ontario

In Simcoe Ont., Canada, we are having a free t-shirt giveaway if you participate in our walk which starts at 5p.m. At state farm insurance on norfolk st. S. To wellington park where we will have a b.b.q. Entertainment, and speakers followed by a candlelight vigil. (From Jamie Packer via Facebook)


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Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario

On Saturday, Sept. 10 in Strathroy there will be a World Suicide Prevention Day Walk taking place downtown.

Walkers will follow a route from Town Hall on Frank Street to Alexandra Park, in order to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.

According to a letter that was provided to Strathroy-Caradoc's town council on Monday, Aug. 15, disseminating information, improving education and training and decreasing stigmatization are important tasks in such an endeavour.

The walk will start at 1 p.m. and proceed North on Frank Street to Front Street, East on Front Street to Caradoc Street and north to the entrance of Alexandra Park on Victoria Street.

Laurie Hayman with Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service wrote in the letter that approximately 60 people are expected to take part in the awareness walk.

Once in Alexandra Park, there will be additional activities to raise awareness of suicide and its impact on individuals, families and communities.


Toronto, Ontario

Patient Safety in Mental Health: Shining a Light on Suicide September 22 & 23, 2011
Toronto, ON
www.oha.com/shiningalightonsuicide

Patient suicide and the associated behaviours of attempted suicide and self-harm are among the most concerning patient safety incidents in the mental health sector. Persons with mental health disorders are at increased risk for death by suicide, relative to patients receiving other types of medical care.

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) invite you to join your colleagues in Toronto to participate in a conference focused on suicide prevention, intervention, postvention and research. The conference will bring together an array of dynamic experts, clinicians, researchers, and public health professionals from both national and international stages. It will also feature an insightful selection of plenary sessions and poster presentations that will cover topics related to suicide.

As in previous years, posters highlighting innovative research and initiatives in quality patient safety in the mental health sector will be on display throughout the conference. To access the Call for Posters, visit www.oha.com/conferences.

For more information or to register now please visit www.oha.com/shiningalightonsuicide.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in French


Québec

THE WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY IN QUÉBEC Under the theme "We are all essential to suicide prevention", the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) will take advantage of the World Suicide Prevention Day to recognize the important role that certain organizations and individuals play in suicide prevention. For a third year the AQPS will, in collaboration with the discourse of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), stress the importance of developing the various disciplinary approaches as well as the different social actors to better prevent suicide.

Also, on September 10, 2011 more than 50,000 professionals of Quebec coming primarily from the health care sector will receive a personalized communication recognizing their contribution which is essential for suicide prevention and encouraging them to continue their commitment to this cause.

Thank you for being there... for life!

As we all have a role to make Quebec a place where we lose less and less loved ones to suicide, the gratitude and appreciation campaign is also extended to citizens. It allows everyone to thank parents, friends, colleagues and professionals who play an important role in their life and contribute to the success of suicide prevention in Quebec. The AQPS is graciously offering to all the opportunity to address five postcards to people in the Quebec area (www.aqps.info/merci).

A press conference to launch this event

To launch the activities in Québec associated with the World Day, the AQPS will hold a press conference in Montreal on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. With this conference, the AQPS hopes to spread the World Day message to all citizens of Quebec.

Keep track of the movement
www.aqps.info/journeemondiale
www.facebook.com/preventiondusuicide
www.facebook.com/preventiondusuicide#!/event.php?eid=239240196088569
http://twitter.com/AQPS_Quebec

Contact
Pascale Dupuis, Events Coordinator
Tél : 418 614 5909, poste 26
pdupuis@aqps.info

LA JOURNÉE MONDIALE DE LA PRÉVENTION DU SUICIDE AU QUÉBEC Sous le thème « Nous sommes tous indispensables pour la prévention du suicide », l'Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) profite de la Journée mondiale de la prévention du suicide pour reconnaître le rôle indispensable que jouent certains regroupements professionnels et individus pour la prévention du suicide. En accord avec le discours de l'Association internationale pour la prévention du suicide (IASP), l'AQPS souligne, pour une troisième année, la nécessité de concerter les diverses approches disciplinaires ainsi que les différents acteurs sociaux pour mieux prévenir le suicide.

Ainsi, le 10 septembre 2011, ce sont plus de 50 000 professionnels du Québec, principalement issus du monde de la santé, qui recevront une communication personnalisée pour reconnaître leur contribution essentielle à la prévention du suicide et les encourager à consolider leur engagement en ce sens.

Merci d'être là... pour la vie !

Comme nous avons tous un rôle à jouer pour faire du Québec un endroit où nous perdons de moins en moins d'êtres chers par suicide, la campagne de reconnaissance et de remerciement est également accessible aux citoyens. En effet, elle permet à chacun de remercier des parents, amis, collègues, professionnels qui jouent un rôle significatif dans leur vie et participent ainsi au succès de la prévention du suicide au Québec. L'AQPS offre gracieusement à tous l'opportunité d'adresser cinq cartes postales sur le territoire québécois (www.aqps.info/merci).

Une conférence de presse pour lancer l'événement

Afin de lancer les activités québécoises entourant la Journée mondiale, l'AQPS tiendra une conférence de presse le mardi 6 septembre 2011, à 10h30, à Montréal. Par cette conférence, l'AQPS compte bien faire entendre le message de la Journée mondiale à tous les citoyens du Québec.

Suivez l'évolution du mouvement
www.aqps.info/journeemondiale
www.facebook.com/preventiondusuicide
www.facebook.com/preventiondusuicide#!/event.php?eid=239240196088569
http://twitter.com/AQPS_Quebec

Contact
Pascale Dupuis, coordonnatrice des événements
Tél : 418 614 5909, poste 26
pdupuis@aqps.info


Sherbrooke, Québec

LA JOURNÉE MONDIALE DE LA PRÉVENTION DU SUICIDE sous le thème : Vous êtes indispensables pour la prévention du suicide !

Pour souligner cette journée, JEVI Centre de prévention du suicide - Estrie sera présent sur la rue Wellington Nord à Sherbrooke et tout le monde est invité à venir se promener, à son rythme et à sa convenance, pour y découvrir, grâce à des affiches, certains mythes et réalités sur la problématique du suicide.

Une RIBAMBELLE POUR LA VIE sera également construite avec la participation du public. Chaque personne qui le désire sera invitée à écrire un mot pour la vie. Par la suite, ces mots seront rattachés les uns aux autres pour former une ribambelle.

N'oubliez pas de venir visiter notre kiosque, répondez à notre petit questionnaire VRAI OU FAUX et courez la chance de gagner un prix !

Des intervenants de JEVI CPS - Estrie ainsi qu'un représentant du Service de police de Sherbrooke y seront présents pour répondre à vos questions !

C'est donc un rendez-vous pour faire quelques pas pour la vie :

10 SEPTEMBRE 2011
RUE WELLINGTON NORD
SHERBROOKE
12H - 19H

VOICI DES OUTILS • VOTRE DISPOSITION ET • PARTAGER POUR LA JOURNÉE MONDIALE DE LA PRÉVENTION DU SUICIDE

Capsules audio : L'AQPS met à votre disposition deux capsules audio. L'une faisant la promotion de la ligne d'intervention 1 866 APPELLE et la demande d'aide; l'autre invitant les citoyens à ajouter leur voix et à joindre le réseau d'AJOUTER MA VOIX.

Accès à la capsule audio 1 866 APPELLE :
http://www.aqps.info/media/audios/2.mp3

Accès à la capsule audio Ajouter ma voix :
http://www.aqps.info/media/audios/1.mp3

Vidéoclip : L'AQPS vous invite à regarder et diffuser le vidéoclip du groupe Taktika intitulé Désarmé jusqu'aux dents qui, déjà, a été visionné plus de 555 000 fois sur YouTube. Initialement créé en collaboration avec le CPS de Québec, cette chanson a été reprise en vidéo par les Productions 4éléments. Partagez avec votre réseau cette initiative citoyenne ayant rassemblé plus de 50 artistes québécois engagés pour la prévention du suicide faisant la promotion de la ligne 1 866 APPELLE et faites-la découvrir à votre milieu pour souligner avec nous la journée du 10 septembre !

Accès à la vidéo Désarmé jusqu\éaux dents : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtu3teOFGXY

Vidéoclip : David Goudreault, grand gagnant de la Coupe du monde de slam de poésie 2011 et travailleur social, vous invite à regarder son vidéoclip Meurtre de soi. Vidéoclip collé à la réalité de la souffrance reliée au suicide et à la possibilité de s'en sortir.

Accès à la vidéo Meurtre de soi :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jp9S6LKuco&feature=player_embedded

Louise Lévesque
Directrice générale
JEVI Centre de prévention du suicide - Estrie 120, 11e Avenue Nord Sherbrooke (Québec) J1E 2T8 Canada Téléphone : 819 564-7349 louiselevesque@jevi.qc.ca Besoin d\éaide ? 1 866 APPELLE (277-3553)


Cayman Islands

The planned activities include:

  1. In Cayman Islands, where I am currently working, there will be a taped interview on World Suicide Prevention Day which will air on the Day itself, at 9.30 a.m.
  2. An article on Media and Suicide will be in the Newspapers in Cayman Islands (Cayman Compass- Grand Cayman).

Loraine Barnaby, Jamaica

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Chile


Concepcíon

Scientific Society of Medical Students University of Concepcion (SCEM UdeC), Chile, joins the international day for prevention of suicide by sending a small flyer to its members and the community.

Chile WSPD Poster

Download the Flyer


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese (Traditional)


China


  1. Prof. Junsheng Yu gave lecture entitled "the earlier prevention and integral intervention of crisis for youth" at Univesity of Science and Technology of China in the afternoon of Sept.6,2011. 50 student supervisors attended.

  2. Prof.Junsheng Yu will give the same lecture at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in the afternoon of Sept.9,2011. 300 graduate students will attend. Doc.Du from Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center will bring some materials on suicide prevention to this lecture.
  3. Ten students will spread some dissemination materials on suicide prevention in the morning at campus, University of Posts and Telecommunications on Sept.10, organised by school of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Posts and Telecommunications.

13-17 September, 2011
XXVI IASP World Congress
Beijing, China

IASP 2011 World Congress Beijing, China

IASP World Congress in Beijing

IASP's 26th World Congress will be held in Beijing from September 13th to 17th, 2011. This is the second time a world congress on suicide prevention will be held in Asia-the first was in India in 2001-highlighting the important role of the Asia-Pacific in the global effort to reduce the toll of suicide. The relatively high rate of suicide in many countries in the region has stimulated researchers, clinicians and policy makers to develop and assess a range of innovative methods for addressing the problem of suicide. These efforts have drawn attention to the crucial role of culture in the understanding and prevention of suicide, so cultural perspectives has been selected as the central organizing theme for the congress.

The Congress will bring together the dynamic forces of rapidly transforming Asia with the rich experience of experts from other parts of the world where there is a much longer history of working in the field of suicidology. Asian countries face many of the same challenges in suicide research and suicide prevention experienced by other parts of the world. But the limited health and mental health resources, large rural populations, rapid economic changes and ongoing political reforms in many Asian counties makes it difficult to apply the standard methods of addressing these challenges developed in Western countries over the last several decades. Much of what is happening in China and other parts of the Asia-Pacific is throwing new light on old problems, so the Congress will be a platform for exchanging ideas, renewing old friendships and, most importantly, for initiating new collaborative ventures.

The congress will include an exciting selection of plenary sessions by established and up-and-coming experts. Symposia, Workshops, Debates and Master's Classes will cover the full range of topics of interest to those working towards the global goal of preventing suicide and of improving our methods for dealing with the consequences of suicidal behaviour. A variety of social activities will be arranged for first visitors and old friends who wish to explore the rapidly transforming culture of China's capital or make side visits to other parts of China.

Welcome to Beijing in September 2011!

Yueqin Huang, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Institute of Mental Health
Peking University, Beijing

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Theme for the congress: "Integrating cultural perspectives in the understanding and prevention of suicide"

Integrating cultural perspectives in the understanding and prevention of suicide

Committee of IASP
President
Dr. Lanny Berman

Committee members
Professor Heidi Hjelmeland
Professor Paul Yip
Dr. Ella Arensman
Professor Michael R. Phillips
Dr. Murad Khan
Dr. Jerry Reed
Dr. Tony Davis

Local Organization Committee of the Congress

Chair: Professor Yueqin Huang
Scientific Committee Chair: Professor Michael R. Phillips, Professor Paul Yip
Meeting Committee Chair: Dr. Xiaodong Fan
Secretary in General: Dr. Zhaorui Liu

 

 

 


Local Sponsor: Institute of Mental Health, Peking University

Co-sponsor: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research & Prevention, The University of Hong Kong


Click here to download the Congress Brochure.

Download the Deadline and Registration Fee Schedule.

Congress Contact Details
Telephone/Fax number: 010-8280 5411
Email: secretary@iaspchina.org  academic@iaspchina.org

Website: www.iaspchina.org


Pre Congress Workshops

Download the schedule of pre-congress workshops, including: "Understanding, Managing, and Treating Non suicidal SelfInjury." with Dr B Walsh, and; "Imagination Inspiration Improvisation - A Visual Arts Enquiry into Understanding Suicide," conducted by Artist Mic Eales and Dr Erminia Colucci , and Clinical Suicide Prevention: how to establish a therapeutic alliance with the suicidal patient with Dr. Konrad Michel.

Download the Registration Form.


IASP Meetings

The IASP General Secretary, Dr Tony Davis, wishes to announce the time, date and location of the following meetings at the IASP:

Support Documents

General Assembly Minutes 2009

General Meeting Agenda 2011

Council of National Representatives Agenda 2011

Council of Organisational Representatives Agenda 2011




2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Croatian

Croatia


Zavod za javno zdravlje Kikinda

Svetski dan prevencije samoubistva 2011

utorak, 30 avgust 2011 06:42

SVETSKI DAN PREVENCIJE SAMOUBISTVA 2011.

Svetski dan prevencije samoubistva 10. septembar širom sveta promoviše posvećenost i akciju za prevencijom samoubistva. U proseku, skoro 3000 ljudi dnevno izvrši samoubistvo. Na svako lice koje izvrši samoubistvo, dolazi 20 ili više onih koji će to možda pokušati do kraja svog života.
Međunarodna asocijacija za prevenciju samoubistva, SZO i drugi partneri zalažu se za sprečavanje suicidalnog ponašanja; obezbeđivanje adekvatnog tretmana i prateću brigu za ljude koji su pokušali samoubistvo, kao i odgovorno izveštavanje o samoubistvima u medijima. Na globalnom nivou, svest mora da bude podignuta toliko da se opšte zna da je samoubistvo glavni preventabilni uzrok prerane smrti . Vlade treba da razviju okvirne politike za Nacionalne strategije za prevenciju samoubistva . Na lokalnom nivou, političke izjave i rezultati istraživanja treba da budu upotrebljeni za prevenciju i razvoj programskih aktivnosti u zajednici.

PREVENCIJA SAMOUBISTVA - problem

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Danish

Denmark


Copenhagen

Mental Health Centre Copenhagen are, in collaboration with the Danish Psychiatric Foundation and the Association for Development of Research and Education in Suicide Prevention, hosting a meeting on September 9th, 2011 to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day.

The title of the meeting is "Affected Occupational Groups in Relation to Suicide" and covers various presentations by representatives from different occupational groups who are directly exposed to suicidal behaviour, such as police officers, locomotive engineer, prison guards, and priests.

Below is listed is the program in Danish:

Programmet til Verdensdagen for selvmordsforebyggelse d. 9. september 2011, 'De berXrte erhverv'.

Dato: 9. september 2011, kl. 9.30-16.15
Sted: Herlev hospital, lille auditorium
Adresse: Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev
Pris: Gratis (sponsor: LGge Randi DGhnfeldt)

Tilmelding Tilmeld kursus eller pF tlf. +45 39 29 39 09 eller i Psykiatri Fondens Net-butik. Der har vGret problemer med den elektroniske tilmelding, sF ring til fonden.

Konferenceprogram starter kl. 9.30 * Indledning.
9.30 - 9.45 Professor Merete Nordentoft, Psykiatrisk Center KXbenhavn

9.45 - 10.15 * Beredskab og virkelighed for lokofXrer.
Thomas Bryan-Lund, DSB

10.15 - 10.45 Kaffepause

10.45 - 11.15 * Selvmordsforebyggelse i kommunalt beredskabs perspektiv.
Morten Jessen, beredskabschef i FuresX Kommune

11.15 - 11.45 * PrGsten som sjGlesXrger ved selvmordsadfGrd.
SogneprGst Rasmus NXjgaard

12.00 - 12.45 Frokost med Sandwich og vand

12.45 - 13.15 * Politi og selvmordsforebyggelse.
Psykolog ved Rigspolitiet, Pelle Nigard
13.15 - 13.45 * Selvmordsforebyggelse i fGngslet.
Sygeplejerske Trine Fox Maule, Vestre FGngsel

13.45 - 14.15 Kaffepause med kage

14.45 - 15.15 * Etik og selvmordsforebyggelse.
OverlGge Anne Lindhardt, formand for PsykiatriFonden

15.15 - 15.45 * Holdninger til selvmordsadfGrd og selvmordstanker samt viden og vGrdier blandt udvalgte personalegrupper. Agnieszka Konieczna, Cand scient san, Center for selvmordsforskning Odense 15. 45 * Uddeling af Werther-prisen v/ Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen.

VGr opmGrksom pF, at arrangementet afholdes pF Herlev Hospital (modsat tidligere Fr). Hvis der er spXrgsmFl af nogen art, er i velkomne til at kontakte enten Hanne Frandsen mobil +45 26 12 04 78 eller Britt Morthorst +45 27 52 10 85.

PF forhFnd tak
PF vegne af Psykiatri Fonden & FUFS

Hanne Frandsen og Britt Morthorst


Odense and Kerteminde

The Danish Network for Affected by Suicidal Behaviour is hosting a series of events in Odense and Kerteminde to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day. The arrangement are developed around the central topic "One act of suicidal behavior - numerous affected". Events cover a two-day program with presentations spanning from occupational groups exposed to suicidal behaviour, such as nurses police officers, to representatives from the patient organization of bereaved by suicide. Evening arrangements consisting of services and out-door candle lightning are scheduled.

More information can be obtained through Lene Sand Boas (Lene.sand.boas@nefos.dk)

Below the program in Danish:

Arrangementer vedr. Verdensdagen for selvmordsforebyggelse 2011

Kerteminde, den 8. september
Kl. 19.00: Filosof og redaktør på Information, Rune Lykkeberg i det gamle Byrådssal i Biblioteket, Langegade Foredrag under titlen "Det demokratiske menneske og selvmordet. Er vi mestre i vores egen tilværelse?"

Kl. 20.30: V.Aftengudstjeneste i Kerteminde Kirke tændes lys for antal døde ved selvmord i Danmark

KL. 21.00: Aftengudstjeneste i Kerteminde Kirke ved sognepræst Kirsten Jørgensen

Aftenarrangement - den 9. september:
Kl. 21.00 Hans Tausens Kirke, Mindegudtjeneste ved sognepræst, Laila Groes Efter Gudstjenesten fortæller Anna Knudsen historien om "Lykken";

Dagens program:

Forslag: Aya Krogh, der sang sidste år, (Dorthe kontakter - har fået mail) - det er ikke baggrunds sang - lytte stille
Forslag fra Elene: gerne sangen "jeg vil takke livet" samt Andet forslag: "Altid frejdig når du går"
Forslag om fælles sang som afslutning (kopieres)

5) Lørdag, den 10. september

Program:
10.00: Elene Fleischer - velkommen

10.05 - 10.20: Jane Jegind, rådmand for ældre og Handicap i Odense

10.20 - 10.40: Mette Valentin, Medlem af Regionsrådet i Syddanmark
"Titel på oplæg??

10.40 - 10.55: Tine Sjørup. Efterladt og næstformand i NEFOS
"Børn som efterladte efter selvmord"

10.55 - 11.10: Annemette Hovmand Petersen, Børns Vilkår
11.10 - 11.25 Kirsten Enemark, Offerrådgivningen

11.25 - 11.40 Jan Sørensen, forebyggelseskonsulent ved Odense Politi "Når vi opsamler signaler - hvad mangler i det tværfaglige samarbejde"

Pause

12.10 Umiaq Koret synger

12.20 - 12.35: Steffen Drud Christensen, Børnekonsulent Nordfyn, Kerteminde, Langeland og ærø Kommuner "Omsorg for børn, hvis forældre drikker for meget."

12.35 - 12.55: Michael Bay Jørsel, Center for Ludomani "Ludomani - ikke flere indsatser, tak!"

12.55 - 13.15: Interview med pårørende

13.15 - 13.30: Overlæge Annette Lolk, Demensklinikken, OUH "Selvmord hos ældre"

13.30 - 13.45 Anna Knudsen, Afdelingslæge, Klinik og KompetenceCentret for Selvmordsforebyggelse "Hvad vi har brug for at samarbejde"

13.45 - 14.00: NEFOS v. Elene Fleischer "Samtalen - mestring og mulighed"

14.00: Umiaq Koret afslutter dagen


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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Finnish

Finland


Helsinki

Kansainvälisen itsemurhien ehkäisypäivän seminaari Tuntemattomasta syystä - itsemurhakuolemat liikenteessä

Aika: Perjantai 9.9.2011 klo 9.00–13.00

Paikka: Allergiatalon auditorio
Paciuksenkatu 19
00270 HELSINKI

OHJELMA

Klo 9.00 Avaus
Liikenneministeri Merja Kyllönen

klo 9.15 Itsemurhakuolemat liikenteessä. Miten paljon ja millä tavalla
itsemurhia tehdään liikenteessä?
PsM, tutkija Kati Hernetkoski, Turun yliopisto

klo 9.45 Ajautui rekan alle: Kokemuksia ja ajatuksia itsemurhista ja niiden
ehkäisystä maanteillä Toiminnanjohtaja Anna-Kaisa Lehtinen ja kuljettaja Sami Pohjalainen, Rahtarit ry

Heittäytyi junan alle: itsemurhakuolemat raiteilla
Työturvallisuuden yhdyshenkilö Toni Nokkala ja työterveyshoitaja Kirsi Seppälä, VR

Poliisin näkemys itsemurhiin liikenteessä
Kymenlaakson liikenneonnettomuuksien tutkijalautakunnan pj, ylikomisario Jari Strengell

klo 11.00 Kahvi
klo 11.30 Helsingin seudun liikenteen työntekijöiden kokemuksia itsemurhista Työterveyspsykologi Hanna Valkonen ja metrokuljettaja Kirsi Haanpuro Helsingin seudun liikenne

klo 12.00 Paneeli: Millä toimilla voidaan ehkäistä itsemurhia liikenteessä ja
ylipäänsä
Inkeri Parkkari, liikenneturvallisuustutkija VAKES
Timo Partonen, ylilääkäri, THL
Liikenneministeriön edustaja
Jari Strengell, ylikomisario, Liikkuva poliisi
Satu Ojala, hallituksen puheenjohtaja, Surunauha ry
Outi Ruishalme, johtaja, SOS-kriisikeskus, Suomen Mielenterveysseura

klo 12.55 Päätössanat
Suomen Mielenterveysseuran kehittämisjohtaja Liisa Saaristo
Seminaariohjelma pdf-muodossa>>>
Ilmoittautumiset
5.9. mennessä sähköisellä lomakkeella >>>
tai sähköpostitse: raija.saksa(at)mielenterveysseura.fi
tai puhelimitse (09) 41 350 534
Lisätiedot
Outi Ruishalme, SOS-kriisikeskuksen johtaja
puh. (09) 41350 537
sähköposti outi.ruishalme(at)mielenterveysseura.fi


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in German

Germany


Flensburg

Welttag der Suizidprävention unter der Schirmherrschaft der Stadt Flensburg
hierzu laden Lichtblick Flensburg e.V. (Life)
und die Psychiatrische Klinik der DIAKO ein, am Freitag, 09. September 2011
Diakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg
Fliednersaal 1, um 10 Uhr
Moderation Frank Helmig
10:00h Grußwort Stadtpräsident Dr. Christian Dewanger
10:05h Lieder aus aller Welt vom Chor „Spektakel”
10:15h Annette Bellgardt: Life auf dem Weg in die Hauptamtlichkeit
10:30h Doris Wiese: Notfälle im aufsuchenden Krisendienst
10:40h Beate Petersen: Beispiele aus der Migrationsberatung
10:50h Ute Wollny: Begleitung suizidaler Patienten durch Life-Ehrenamtliche
11:00h Lieder aus aller Welt vom Chor „Spektakel”
11:10h Diskussion und Gespräch
11:30h Ende der Veranstaltung

die Vortragenden: Dr. Frank Helmig, kommissarischer Chefarzt der Psychiatrischen Klinik der DIAKO; Gabriela Hoffmann leitet den Chor „Spektakel” der Mürwiker Werkstätten; Annette Bellgardt, Geschäftsführerin von Life; Doris Wiese, Geschäftsführerin der Flitz gGmbH; Beate Petersen, Migrationsfachdienst des Diakonischen Werk des Kirchenkreises; Ute Wollny, Vorstandsmitglied u. Ehrenamtliche von Life


Hamburg

Welttag der Suizidprävention in der Hauptkirche St. Jacobi

Jedes Jahr sterben in Deutschland fast 10.000 Menschen durch Suizid – das sind mehr Todesfälle durch Suizid als durch Verkehrsunfälle, Gewalttaten und illegale Drogen. Weit mehr als 100.000 Menschen erleiden jedes Jahr den Verlust eines nahe stehenden Menschen durch Suizid. Um die Öffentlichkeit auf die weitgehend verdrängte Problematik der Suizidalität aufmerksam zu machen, wird alljährlich der Welttag der Suizidprävention, in diesem Jahr am Samstag, den 10. September 2011, veranstaltet.

Am Welttag der Suizidprävention soll auf diese Fakten hingewiesen werden und die Notwendigkeit einer aktiven Suizidprävention in das öffentliche Bewusstsein gerückt werden. In Deutschland finden an diesem Tag an verschiedenen Orten rund 30 Veranstaltungen statt.

Der 10. September 2011 ist besonders auch ein Tag der Trauer und des Gedenkens an die durch Suizid Verstorbenen. Die Veranstaltungen in der Hauptkirche St. Jacobi wollen Menschen unabhängig von ihrer religiösen Zugehörigkeit einen Raum bieten, in dem der Erfahrung von Verlust und Trauer Ausdruck gegeben und miteinander geteilt werden kann.

Am Samstag findet um 17.00 Uhr ein Gedenkgottesdienst "Vom Stein zum Licht" mit Hauptpastorin Pröpstin Kirsten Fehrs und Vertreter der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Suizidprävention, Angehörige um Suizid e. V. (AGUS) und dem Institut für Trauerarbeit e. V. (ITA) statt.

Die begleitende Ausstellung "Steine, Lichter - Seelenwelten" mit Skulpturen von Piet Morgenbrodt und Foto-Illustrationen von Marion Intzen-Schiff ist vom 2. bis 21. September 2011 im Südschiff der Kirche zu den regulären Öffnungszeiten der Kirche zu sehen.

www.hamburg-magazin.de


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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Akan language (Ghana)

Ghana


Network For Anti-Suicide & Crisis Intervention (NACI)
P. O. Box MA194 Ho, V/R, Ghana
Tel. (+233) 24 4573734
E-mail: nefaacicare@yahoo.com

PRESS STATEMENT ON WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2011

DR. CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST, MADAM CHAIRPERSON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS; THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (IASP) AND WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) MADE SEPTEMBER 10TH OF EACH YEAR WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS DAY IS TO RAISE AWARENESS AROUND THE GLOBE THAT SUICIDE CAN BE PREVENTED. DISSEMINATING INFORMATION, IMPROVING EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AND DECREASING STIGMATIZATION ARE IMPORTANT TASKS IN SUCH AN ENDEAVOR. THIS YEAR'S (2011) THEME:"PREVENTING SUICIDE IN MULTICULTURAL SOCIETIES" CANNOT BE ANY BETTER AS IT CHALLENGES US TO TACKLE SUICIDE PREVENTION FROM A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE.

Madam Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, Suicide is not a neutral word. It is also not a neutral behavior. As a word, it evokes powerful emotional reactions regardless of the outcome. Fear, anxiety, disbelief and anger are but a few of the emotions that create an atmosphere which impedes involvement in the issues of suicide. As a consequence, attitudes and actions of avoidance and indifference occur. However, with adequate information and the creation of realistic expectations, this avoidance and indifference may be alleviated and replaced with positive actions and reactions.

Suicide remains an act which is fundamentally contrary to human nature. According to a French philosopher Albert Camus, in The Myth of Sisyphus, it is the only serious philosophical problem.
Suicide is not a character flaw or a sign of weakness. Just as people can die of heart diseases, cancers, etc, they can also die of mental ill-health too.
As a serious public health problem, it demands our attention.

Suicide As A Global Problem:
Dr. Chief Psychiatrist, Madam Chairperson, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press; Suicide is a major health problem globally. It constitutes a serious mental health and a public health problem."In this age of preoccupation with global violence, terrorism and homicides, we often ignore the fact that worldwide more people kill themselves than die in all wars, terrorist acts and interpersonal violence combined," said Professor Brian Mishara, the former President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. "More than a million people worldwide die by suicide each year, many millions make suicide attempts severe enough to need medical treatment and many millions are affected by the disastrous impact of a suicide. A global mortality rate of 1 death every 40 seconds."
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that by the year 2020, 1.5 million people will kill themselves annually worldwide (Bertolote, 1999). The sheer numbers make suicide and suicidal behavior a top health issue. The WHO has, in fact, made suicide prevention, along with public prevention of malaria and tobacco related diseases, the top priorities for the first decade of this millennium (Bertolote, 1999).

Suicidal As A Problem In Ghana:
Madam Chairperson, suicide is fast becoming an urgent issue facing the Ghanaian society. Though suicide suffers about the highest stigma in the country and family members of people who attempt or complete suicide prefer to disguise them, we wake up to frequent stories of suicides in the media. Many of you, ladies and gentlemen of the press have read or carried out stories of attempted or completed suicides in the country. Despite these increasing reports of suicides, we continue to turn a blind eye to the subject matter and have sustained barriers that make suicide prevention a very difficult intervention. This is not good enough for our society.

Call On Ghana Armed Forces To Review Suicide Policy:
Madam Chairperson, Suicidal behavior is a problem in the military, although the force is lib tight about it. While Section 57 Clause 2 of the 1960 Criminal Code criminalizes only attempted suicide, the Ghana Armed Forces has gone a step further to contravene the code by criminalizing completed suicide. The policy of dismissing any soldier who attempts suicide and refusing burial and gratuities of a soldier who dies by suicide is archaic, a violation of the 1960 criminal code and an outright abuse of the fundamental human rights of the victims and their dependants enshrine in the Constitution of The Republic of Ghana. The practice of arresting uniforms of soldiers who commit suicide in this 21st century is inconceivable and most primitive!
We are calling on the Ministry of Defense and the Ghana Armed Forces to as a matter of urgency review this practice.

The Need To Decriminalize Attempted Suicide In Ghana
Madam Chairperson, Abraham Lincoln once said "the best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly". Many of us read the jailing of Mr Kwadwo Ababio for attempted suicide with shock and dismay. This prompted our able Chief Psychiatrist to call a press conference to advice policy makers about the need to repeal that Hang Over from our colonial masters who themselves decriminalize attempted suicide a year after we criminalize it. As we commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day today, Mr Kwadwo Ababio is languishing in jail for exhibiting symptoms of having mental ill-health. He is not the first, he is the only victim and he will not be the last, not when we continue to criminalize attempted suicide.

Madam Chairperson, ladies and gentlemen of the press, punishing people for having mental ill-health is more absurd than exhibiting symptoms of being sick. This is how absurd our law is!

I wish to conclude by reiterating the fact that suicide is a problem with its roots and solutions in sciences outside the law, and criminal law therefore is an inappropriate tool for dealing with it.

We cannot continue to sit aloof and allow a preventable death to rob us of our dear ones. It is about time we come together with policies to help prevent suicide.

Thank you so much for being part of this wonderful day.
God Bless Us All.

Wisdom Mensah Dali
Executive Director


World Suicide Prevention Day was phenomenal in Ghana for the first time. By kind courtesy of a certain foundation, I think Cultivating Minds Foundation: They swept the whole of Accra with a powerful outreach and people are getting informed that Suicide is not an option at all. Kudos to these souls too who are helping the work.

Meshack Ahinkorah - from IASP FB Fan page


Accra

As part of activities to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day, the Managing Consultant for OrgCom Insights (Dr. Doris Yaa Dartey) in collaboration with Network for Anti-Suicide and Crisis Intervention (NACI), an NGO, and the Department of Psychology, University of Ghana is organizing a press conference on September 8, 2011 at the Accra International Press Center, Accra at 2 pm.

There will be an address by the CEO of NACI with focus on decriminalization of suicide in Ghana. We are inviting various categories of people to this press conference including Dr. Osei, the Chief Psychiatrist in the country who will be the Guest of Honour for the day. We are also expecting students from the Department of Psychology, the Psychiatric Hospitals and journalists to be present at the press conference.

We also hope to use the period to create awareness about suicide prevention Join us on this at 2 pm prompt.

Dr. Charity S. Akotia
IASP National Representative for Ghana
Department of Psychology
University of Ghana
Legon. Accra.
Ghana

Tel 020 812 7695

Email


As part of my contribution towards the campaign against suicide and World Suicide Prevention Day activities, I have recorded a musical project which I intend to put on air in all Radio stations in GHANA and NIGERIA. A video of the music with illustrations will also be shown on television as well.

I am the Head Pastor of AWAKENERS CHAPEL INTL. ACCRA, GHANA. I wish to collaborate with IASP in this regard. earnestly awaits your reply in this regard. The song is titled, "DON'T GIVE UP." THANK YOU. PASTOR PETER KAYODE FALARUNGBON. TEL 00233 244879810

(Pastor Falarungbon is looking for an individual or organization who is willing to sponsor the song "Don't Give Up" for use across Africa.)

Click here to download the suicide prevention song.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Greek

Greece


Athens (Thision)

KLIMAKA NGO this year celebrates the choice of life by organizing for the third time the "Dance for Life" event in central Athens (Thision). More than 100 dancers and 50 drummers will spread the motto "We choose life". The Greek National Hotline for Suicide Prevention run by KLIMAKA will also organize a seminar for professionals on suicide prevention. Furthermore, newsletters will be sent on September 10th to all 300 parliament members, health organisations, Ministries and other stakeholders in order to raise awareness on suicide prevention and the urgent need of establishing a national suicide prevention strategy.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Greenlandic

Greenland


Nuuk

Program for the day in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland Friday sept. 9.

19.00 ceremony with candles in the main church

Saturday sept.10.
Arrangement in the Culture house "Katuaq":
-Music and poetry
-new TV spots about suicideprevention are shown for the first time -discussion among the public about new ideas in suicide prevention -corner where everybody can write a poem, a letter or a statement about suicide prevention.

During the day there will be many events in the streets of Nuuk.

In the national Library there will be an exibition with relevant books about suicide and about living life. The schools show the results of one weeks creative work about suicide and the joy of life in the municipality building.

The crisisline Attavik 146 will have extra opening hours that day.

Many places on the Westcoast og Greenland, there will be local arrangements.


Guam


LifeWorks Guam, Marie Virata Halloran, RN CDG, Executive Director LifeWorks Guam.

September is Suicide Awareness Month. The 7th annual Life Works Guam "Out of the Darkness, Our Community Walks 2011" Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service walk is going to be held on September 17, 2011, at the Micronesia Mall, in observance of September Suicide Awareness Month. As a sign of your commitment to our island please come to our activity and encourage your colleagues to participate in this worthwhile event.

Walk for life! Support the 7th annual Life Works Guam Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service walk, in observance of September Suicide Awareness Month. Net proceeds will go to Rainbows For All Children-Guam a not for profit peer support group of grieving kids whose parents/siblings have divorced, died, incarcerated, abandoned, separated and or deployed. "Rainbows Mend Hearts, Inspire Minds".

Suicide on Guam is reaching very high proportions. Everyone in our island is an integral stake holder in Guam's community. Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death on Guam, higher than accidents and homicide. It is vital that we come together to help reduce the risk of suicide.

In 2010, there were 31 deaths from suicide. This year there have been 11 cases of death from suicide between the ages of 11 to 55 years of age as of August 2011. 75% of the total number of suicides in the past decade on Guam were Chamorro, Filipino, or from Federated States of Micronesia and 25% were of different ethnicity. It is clear that more must be done and the time is NOW.

According to studies on Guam 2010, main reasons leading to suicide or attempted suicide are family disputes, drugs and alcohol, and personal relationship problems. It also states that for every completed suicide, there is an estimated 8-25 suicidal attempt.

With advocacy, persistence and determination we will overcome this dilemma. Life Works Guam is an organization that provides comprehensive suicide prevention, intervention programs in both private and public school systems, the University of Guam, Guam Community College, church groups, professional organizations and other community outreach programs since 2001.

Life Works Guam, "Saving Life Begins with YOU".

Sincerely,
Marie Virata Halloran
Marie Virata Halloran, RN, CDG
Life Works Guam, executive director

7th annual Life Works Guam Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service. "Out of the Darkness, Our Community Walks 2011"

Walk for life! Support the 7th annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service walk in observance of September Suicide Awareness Month. Net proceeds will go to Rainbows For All Children-Guam.

Place: Micronesia Mall,
Date: September 17, 2011, Saturday
Show time: Registration on event day
5:00 am - 5:15 am
Go time: 5:15 am
Fee on event day:$10.00 individual. 20.00 for family of four

Pre-registration:
MARKS SPORTING GOODS: 646-5871
LOHAS CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC: 649-4871
Fee: Individual: $7.00, Family of four $15.00
Deadline: September 16, 2011, Friday, 5:00 pm

Light refreshments compliments of McDonald's of Guam Restaurants

For more information contact: rainbbows@yahoo.com
Marie Halloran: 632-0257, Marjorie Raess: 734-2240 Diana Dungca: 688-3426, Estela Lear: 632-7770 ext. 6615 Leonor Espiritu: 479-7907, Sera Taitano: 472-6961, Annie Arevalo: 646-8648


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese (Simple)

Hong Kong

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2011

World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 - Global Launch Hong Kong

Background

Hosting by the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP), and co-sponsoring by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Launch of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2011 will be held in Hong Kong, as the first time in Asia, in September 10, 2011. Since the WSPD belongs to every country and every global citizen, we, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (CSRP), as an institute in Hong Kong, are indeed very honored to be invited as the co-host of this global event. CSRP will be seen as a strategic partner and knowledge hub of suicide research and its prevention not only in this region but also around the world.

The WHO estimates that about one million people die by suicide every year; this represents a "global" mortality rate of 14 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds. Suicide rates in many developing countries have been steadily rising in recent years. With the contributions of all the frontline professions and gatekeepers, Hong Kong had a suicide rate of 13.8 which slightly leveled off the global average.

Efforts contributed from different professionals and stakeholders have drawn attention to the crucial role of culture in suicide prevention, so cultural perspectives have been selected as the central organizing theme. The theme of this year is "Suicide Prevention in Multicultural Societies" which will be a one-day programme providing a platform for exchanging ideas, acknowledging efforts of stakeholders in suicide prevention and, most importantly, for promoting awareness of mental well-being. Nonetheless, a global announcement will be carried out via live rely to the other cities in the United Kingdom, the United States and Switzerland.

The WSPD will bring together the rich experience of experts from other parts of the world where there is a much longer history of working in the field of Suicidology. The programme will include an opening ceremony announced by our guests of honor and an exciting selection of plenary sessions by established experts including Dr Lanny Berman, Prof Keith Hawton, Prof Diego de Leo and Prof Paul Yip. Since the CSRP is also entering into the 10th year services to suicide prevention, the WSPD will render in remaking its work in the field. The theme will also echo the theme of the 2011 XXIV World Congress of IASP which will be held in Beijing from September 13-17 (http://www.iaspchina.org/ ).

A Global Launch in Hong Kong, September 10, 2011

Saturday, Sept 9

9:00 - 9:40 Registration

09.40 - 9:45 Opening Remarks Professor Paul Yip

09.45 - 11.15 Symposium Topic Restriction to access to the means of suicide

"Restriction to access to methods of suicide as a means of suicide prevention"
Professor Keith Hawton

"Restricting the Means of Suicide by Charcoal Burning"
Prof Paul Yip

Moderator: Mrs Vanda Scott

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 - 13.15 Symposium Topic

Suicide across the ages

"Suicide in the Elderly: Psychiatric Disorders and Help-Seeking Behaviour"
Professor Diego de Leo

"Youth Suicide 2011"
Dr Alan (Lanny) Berman

Moderator: Prof Keith Hawton
13.15 - 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 - 16:00 Symposium Topic

Assessing and formulating suicide risk

"The Suicidal Patient - Principles of Assessment"
Professor Murad Moosa Khan

"The Suicidal Patient - Principles of Management"
Dr William Lo

Moderator: Dr Tony Davis
16.00 - 16.30 Closing Remarks & Audience Q & A Dr Alan (Lanny) Berman

16:30 - 17.00 Coffee break

17.00 - 18.00 Press Conference - a global launch of WSPD Dr. Alan (Lanny) Berman Professor Diego de Leo Professor Paul Yip Professor Keith Hawton

18.00 Press interviews

Download the Global Launch Program (in Hong Kong).

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Hindi


Hungary


Lesz

Federation of Hungarian Telephone Emergency Services - full member of IFOTES (International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services).

We held a congress for our post members and volunteers on September 10, 2011 in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Some events from the program:


It is a pity (because of special Hungarian situation) it will not happen central and official program. I sent a couple of information to the media, there will be many reports with experts. I gave also an interview about the important tasks and I have stressed again to accept our Hungarian National Program for Suicide Prevention.

With my best regards

Tamás Zonda Md, PhD
Nat. Repr. of Hungary


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Hindi


India


We are India's largest emergency service provider through the toll free number 108. GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) was born in April, 2005 to provide integrated (medical, police and fire) emergency response services with a Vision to provide leadership to Save 1 M Lives per annum Nationally by 2011 and establish GVK EMRI as a Premier Research and Training Institute in Emergency Management in Public Private Partnership framework. Currently the service is available in 11 states and once two union territory of Indian sub-continent covering more than 40% of the total population. Not only the poor access to emergency support is addressed by GVK EMRI, but, telephone (108), transport (ambulance) and treatment (pre-hospital care) are provided free to the user.- Emergency services like 108 service can effectively reduce the mortality rates due to suicide because of the Pre-hospital care backed by innovative training and research.

Activities on the World Suicide Prevention Day:

  1. Wide dissemination of Poster/Flyer depicting the usefulness of emergency services in reduction of suicide mortality.
  2. Poster dissemination and community awareness programmes through the state specific suicide analysis. States covered are Karnataka, Chattishgarh, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Himanchal Pradesh and Gujarat.
  3. Seminar to bring awareness on the helpline numbers available to prevent the suicidal attempts and deaths.

Bangalore, Karnataka

We, from SAMPURNA Montfort College, Bangalore have planned the following:

Aruna Arumugam
Assistant Professor
SAMPURNA Montfort College
Bangalore, Karnataka
India

Email


Bokaro, Jharkhand

  1. counselling people who have many problem
  2. counselling girls /boys who have lost their boy/girl friend
  3. counselling people who have very serious illness

Dr.Asha Srivastava ashacbi@gmail.com


Eranhipalam, Kozhikode, Kerala

Thanal Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Research Centre

Eranhipalam, Kozhikode. 673006. Kerala St., India.

Phone +91495-2760000/3279307

Thanal has organized a full day programme with street plays on Suicide Prevention theme which will be staged at the busy centres in the city on 10 September 2011.

We hope to enlighten the masses of their duty to listen to the silent cries of their fellow beings who may be reeling under stress and mental pains, and, a listening ear might help them out!


Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Makro Foundation (MaFo) is promoting "CHOOSE LIFE Campaign - Suicide Prevention in Multicultural Societies" to mark the worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicide by organizing a week long awareness program "5th September 2011 - 10th September 2011" to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2011.

The objective is to raise Awareness in Multicultural Society and Encourage People to Adopt Help Seeking behavior and Prevent Death through Suicide.

It is important to shatter the stigma on mental illness and make sure everybody knows it's OK to talk about it, to get help, and to embrace life.

The event is planned in two phases

  1. Online Campaign through Social Networking Sites to promote "Suicide is preventable".
  2. Outdoor Events to raise awareness about Depression, Suicide and its Prevention

Outcome: The series of events is organized is to raise awareness through Collaboration and partnerships between communities, practitioners, research and industry about suicide being a major preventable cause of premature death.

The details of events organized are as follows:

  1. 3/9/2011-2:00 pm--Online Signature Campaign pledging help for people suffering from mental ill health.
    Outcome: Citizen's Pledge and participation in creating awareness about suicide prevention.

  2. 5/9/2011 10:00 pm -3:00 pm Educational Seminar on Stress, Depression, and Suicide Prevention to Urdu Medium Institutions in Charminar i.e. Old City of Hyderabad. Partners: Makro Foundation and Confederation of Voluntary Association.
    Outcome: 200 students and teachers will be educated through this program.

  3. 6/9/2011 11:00 am -12:00 pm Stress Management program in Roda Mistry College of Social Work, Hyderabad
    Outcome: 100 students will learn - Reduce depression and suicide.

  4. 7/9/2011 10:00 am -2:00 pm Educational seminars-Depression, Suicide Prevention. Target- Students of Telugu Medium Institutions.
    Outcome: 200 Students and Teachers would be made aware about suicide prevention.

  5. 8/9/2011 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Choose Life -Candle Light March for supporting the people who died due to Suicide.

  6. 9/9/2011 11:00 am -1:00 pm Educational Seminar on Stress, Depression, Suicide Prevention -200 Students of Hindi Medium 20

  7. 10/9/2011 11:00 am-1:00 pm Outreach in Public Place-Distribution of Flyers, Posters on Suicide Prevention

Public Area Coverage. Secunderabad railway station and Nampally railway station.

For further details: Website


Khammam, Andhra Pradesh

  1. To create awareness in the society we are distributing literature regarding suicide prevention in the form of pamphlets in our town and other places of Khammam district.
  2. Addressing the women's college students regarding suicides and preventive measures in Khammam.
  3. We are planning to give press and media coverage on 10th regarding suicide preventive measure along with local TV talk show.
  4. Counselling psychiatry patients and their family members in our hospital

DR.R.Sateesh Babu.IASP Member
Prof of psychiatry
President IPS AP Chapter
Dr,Pavan Kumar Reddy.IASP Member
Prof of psychatry
Khammam
Andhra Pradesh
India


Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai

Aasra's Suicide prevention Day activities on 8th, 10th and 11th Sept 2011

10TH September is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Every year, we, at Aasra, over and above the other awareness activities that we organise around the year, try to spread awareness, about suicide in a special way on this special day. This year we are organising a workshop from 5 pm to 7pm on 10th September 2011 at Aasra(www.aasra.info for address). Anyone interested in attending this workshop is welcome. It would be kind on your part to r.s.v.p. via sms to 9820466726 so that we know the exact number of participants to facilitate better communication.

The workshop titled "Understanding Suicide: The mind-body connect" - will include. 1. Basic Psychology 2. Suicide (Batch strength 20). We will also be lighting candles at 8pm on that day

11th Sept 2011, Sunday : 5 pm to 7pm - Workshop (repeat for the overflow)(Batch strength 20) Aasra's director Johnson Thomas will also be making a presentation on 'suicide Prevention' to around 150 students, on 10th Sept at 10.30 am, at Vaze college Mulund.

On the 8th of Sept 2011, Aasra's Director Johnson Thomas will be talking to school-kids (around 200) on 'Stress in Education' at a school in Andheri, as part of Suicide Prevention Day program.

Bookmarks with information about 'Help in times of distress' will also be distributed at the abovementioned venues.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Tamil


Puducherry

Maitreyi is a voluntary, secular, non political and non profit oriented organization, caring for the lonely, desperate, despairing, and the suicidal. The organization is affiliated to the befrienders India which is in turn affiliated to the Befrienders worlwide. our center offering valuable services in Puducherry for the past 16 years. To create awareness about preventing suicide among students, we are going to conduct the following competition on 11/09/2011 Sunday.

I. Essay competition
1. For schools
Title: Causes and preventive measures of suicide 2. For college
Title: Alcoholism and suicide
II. Debate competition
Common topic for both college and school
Title: Asking help is courageous / cowardice The

Dr.K.Kumar
Director
Maitreyi
Puducherry
India


  1. Our first aim is to continuously strengthen and maintain the partnership between government and non-governmental organizations working on suicide prevention in Puducherry in a welfare meeting.
  2. Our theme was "to spread awareness about Puducherry being the suicide capital of India" among the people of the state. We have arranged for distribution of flyers providing information of suicide statistics and support resources available in the state, to the people attending the outpatient department of major government hospitals and to public in Puducherry.
  3. In my hospital, I shall be implementing clinical protocols on "Management of a suicide survivor and his family".
  4. Individually, I shall offer special prayers in a temple in memory of those who committed suicide, their family and friends who still feel the loss of a dear one.

Sincerely
Dr. Anand Lingeswaran MD
Head of Department of Psychiatry,
IASP member
Secretary of "SUBAMAHI", NGO for suicide prevention
President of Puducherry Psychiatrists Association (PPA)
Puducherry.


Rukhminin Nagar, Amravati, Maharashtra

I am Consultant Psychiatrist & provide psychiatric management at my centre. I have planned to create awareness amongst students by means of delivering Guest-Lectures to various schools/colleges regarding - How to identify Depression ?

Similarly, I have accepted to talk on Local T.V. show about Depression & its impact for mass awareness.
I shall be holding Camp at my centre on 10th Sept 2011 for highlighting the concern issue.
These are the events planned on occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day-2011.

Dr. Anupam V. Rathod,
M.B.B.S., D.P.M., M.D.(Psychiatry)
Mann-Samruddhi Clinic,
Samruddhi Arcade,
Rukhminin Nagar,
Amravati 444606
District - Amravati
State - Maharashtra
INDIA.


Surat, Gujarat

Our World Suicide Prevention Day activities will include:

  1. Talk show on radio about suicidal tendencies and how it can be prevented.
  2. Launch of a website with suicidal queries which will be answered within 12 hours.
  3. Organizing a small gathering with a few experts from psychology, psychiatry and pharma companies.
  4. Publishing a video which will be a compilation of suicidal clippings from Hindi movies.
  5. Writing small articles in local news papers on suicide prevention techniques.

Ireland


Light Up the Sky

We the Help Team and PIPS Families are asking people from all over Ireland to let of chinese lanterns at 10pm on the 10th September 2011 which is World Suicide Awareness Day in rememberence of all our loved ones who have lost their lives to Suicide, this one night will join us all together, you can release the lanterns outside your homes or in a special place to you and your family.

Lets all remember our lost loved ones together and show a unity in the fight against Suicide.

This will also send a strong message to the goverment, about how many people are truly suffering through the hurt and pain of Suicide. This is an issue which requires an urgent response plan put in place as soon as possible.

Lets all do this for our loved ones and friends xxxxx

"Remembering Our Loved Ones"

Please do this with care and act responsilbly. Bio degradeable lanterns are available from local stores and online. Thank You.

Facebook Event Page


Cork

Name : Glanmire Youth Project (Brian O'Tool, Geraldine White, Elaine Ryan) Country : Ireland State/Province/City : Cork - Web : Website

This weekend, in support of World Suicide Prevention Day, Glanmire Youth Project will host a memorial service to remember those who have tragically lost their lives to suicide. This event will take place on Friday Sept. 9th in the GAA Football Club, The Pike, Glanmire, from 8-9pm. On Saturday Sept. 10th a Family Fun Day & Open-Air Concert will take place from 6-10pm, concluding with the release of Chinese Lanterns, again in the above venue. Admission FREE. All welcome.


Dublin

Dublin Airport Authority, Dublin, Ireland, has chosen suicide prevention awareness as the corporate charity of the year for 2011. On the 10th, staff of DAA will run a flag day fundraiser and hand out yellow rubber wristbands with the 1Life Suicide Prevention Hotline number 1800 24 7 100 The event will take place in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport and target all airport users and staff Website


Kilkenny

Lifeline Kilkenny is an umbrella group of organisations and individuals working either directly or indirectly in the area of Suicide Prevention.

We are holding a Half Day Seminar in Kilkenny, Ireland, the details of which are posted below.

Morning Information and Awareness Seminar To mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 'Developing Community Resilience and Understanding'

Friday September 9th 2011
From 9.30am to 1pm
Butler House, Kilkenny

The incidence of Suicide in Ireland is high by European standards. 2010 statistics found that 487 people died by suicide, a higher figure than those killed in road traffic accidents. Quality research, internationally would suggest that a whole series of actions are required for suicide prevention. 'Reach Out', the National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention advocates a model of shared responsibility, based on the development of a society which values life across all age groups. The World Health Organisation (WHO) endorses this view, stating that overall quality of life of citizens and the appropriate dissemination of information and awareness are vital in safeguarding communities against suicide.

The theme of this year's World Suicide Prevention Day is 'Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies'. This morning information and awareness seminar focuses on this theme by exploring issues of mental health, suicide and isolation among three groups; youth, ethnic minorities including travellers and older rural men. We will also focus on positive mental health and measures the whole community can take to heart. While there has been many welcome awareness initiatives in the area of youth mental health, the mental health of ethnic minorities, travellers and older men living in rural Ireland need a specific effort as our society adjusts to a changed social and economic landscape.

Lifeline Kilkenny is delighted to host this seminar and are most grateful to our esteemed speakers who are pioneering in their respective fields of academic and community work.

Seminar Schedule:

9.30am-9.40am
Welcome from Cllr David Fitzgerald- Mayor of Kilkenny, Chair of Morning Session

9.40am-10.10am
Seamus Boland
Irish Rural Link ' Rural Isolation and loss of Rural Services; impact on single older men'

10.10am-10.40am
Dr Michael Ryan: Tipperary Institute
'Suicide and Mental Health Awareness among Ethnic Minorities including Travellers'

10.45am
Tea and Coffee

11.00am-11.10am Address from Cllr Paul Cuddihy, Cathaoirleach Kilkenny County Council and Chair of late morning session

11.10-11.40am
Dr Fergus Heffernan: RD Consult
Topic: Your really are in control of your own mental health-Learn how to manage your mind

11.40am-12.00pm
Speaker TBC Amnesty International Irish Section
Topic: Mental Health and Your Human Rights

12.00pm-12.20pm
Sheila Dalton Kilkenny Bereavement Support
Topic: Bereaved by Suicide-A Support Group Response

12.20pm-12-30pm John Kennedy: HSE Regional Suicide Prevention Office, Waterford Training and Awareness around Suicide Prevention and Self Harm

info@lifeline-kilkenny.org


Tuam

Tuam & District Mental Health Association, Information Office, Community Building, Bishop St., Tuam, Co. Galway.

Our activity will be holding a vigil in the square in Tuam. On September 10th at 6.00 pm.

Helen Kelly

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Waterford City

In 2008 Waterford City Development Board officially launched a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Waterford City called "Reflecting the Challenge". This arose in response to growing concern locally to respond in a structured and sustained way to the issue of suicide. Following on from consultations with many groups in the community, it outlines various actions to be taken to prevent suicide and to make Waterford a suicide safer community.

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Pat Hayes, will be declaring World Suicide Prevention Day as "Yellow Ribbon" Day in Waterford and inviting people to display yellow ribbons around the city to raise awareness that suicide prevention is the responsibility of the whole community.

Also, on the morning of Sept 10th to coincide with WSPD, 25 individuals working/volunteering with community, voluntary and statutory groups in the City, will participate in a safeTALK (suicide alert training) workshop. It is proposed over the coming months to hold one of these workshops in each of the city's 7 neighbourhoods for those who feel that the issue of suicide in our community is everyone's responsibility, and wants to play their part in helping to save lives.

The need for this training was identified in the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Waterford City and is provided with the aim of developing knowledge and skill in the community.

Fran Gleeson
Co-ordinator
Suicide Prevention Action Plan

Waterford Area Partnership
Waterford City
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Israel


Path to Life in Israel promotes Suicide Prevention

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Italy


Biella

In conjunction with the "World Suicide Prevention Day" anniversary date on September 10th, an evening dedicated to the phenomenon of suicide and to the suicide attempts will be held in Biella on Thursday, September 15th 2011, for the third consecutive year.

The event is expected to see participation from different Agencies and Associations located in the Province of Biella: "Telefono Amico Onlus", "Auser Filo d'Argento", "Casa Cecilia", "Fondazione Edo Tempia" and "Community Psychiatric Service 1 of Biella".

The evening has been named "L'ORECCHIO TESO - in rete per la prevenzione del suicidio" ("prick up your ears - networking for Suicide Prevention"), a project started in 2009 to empower citizens' abilities to detect suicide risk situations and to provide emergency Crisis Intervention.

Results on implemented initiatives and projects to undertake on a local basis contrasting such phenomenon, aiming at prevention projects with proven effectiveness according to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)'s indications, will be then presented on the occasion.

A booklet addressed to citizenship but also to health professionals, volunteers, reporters, politicians and public managers will be particularly presented in its details and indications on recommended, and not, attitudes towards suicide crises, as well as in other information, institutions and local agencies addresses of help during the crises.

Roberto MERLI, M.D., Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, will lead the event.


Rome

World Suicide Prevention Day 2011 is celebrated in Rome at Sant'Andrea Hospital as part of the activities of the Suicide Prevention Center directed by Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D.

www.prevenireilsuicidio.it

There is going to be a two day-conference of experts in the fields.

Major organizations devoted to providing help in the community will be part of the event, including helplines, religious charities, as well as those grouping family members of psychiatric patients. Politicians will be also part of the event thanks to the increasing interest in developing a National Suicide Prevention Strategy especially among youth.

WSPD is also held in conjunction with the second edition of the Race for Life an event to support suicide prevention and deliver a sound information on the topic among community members www.raceforlife.it

Journalists of any kind have already expressed major interest in the event with live coverage, interview and editorials.

A major contribution to the celebration of WSPD 2011 comes from the the opportunity to broadcast ads in the underground and public Roman transports. Community members will watch a short cartoon reporting a character from the comics experiencing suicide risk and then receiving help and choice to live.

A Facebook page is also provided Giornata Mondiale per la Prevenzione del Suicidio

www.giornataprevenzionesuicidio.it

Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D. - IASP National Rappresentative for Italy, e-mail: Email

In occasione della giornata internazionale per la prevenzione del suicidio, l'ospedale Sant'Andrea di Roma propone un convegno e una maratona. Appuntamento il 9 settembre per l'inizio della tre giorni che culminerà alle terme di Caracalla, il 12 settembre con la gara podistica "Race for life". A presentare l'evento il professor Maurizio Pompili, ricercatore e docente dell'università La Sapienza.

Websites: www.prevenireilsuicidio.it and www.raceforlife.it


Jamaica

The planned activities include:

  1. The Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester will be sent the Letter from IASP President Berman.
  2. Radio interviews on Power 106 Jamaica and KLAS Sports Radio. These will be done before Saturday September 10.
  3. In Cayman Islands, where I am currently working, there will be a taped interview on World Suicide Prevention Day which will air on the Day itself, at 9.30 a.m.
  4. An article on Media and Suicide will be in the Newspapers in Jamaica and Cayman Islands(The Daily Gleaner -Jamaica and Cayman Compass- Grand Cayman). These two papers have the largest circulation in their respective countries.

Loraine Barnaby, Jamaica


New Kingston

Choose Life International (CLI) is a non-profit organization that exists in order to help people live. One of our main areas of focus is suicide prevention and we are members of the International Association of Suicide Prevention.

Saturday, September 10th is being recognized as World Suicide Prevention Day. Choose Life International is planning the annual one-day seminar for Friday, September 9th , 2011 to help empower medical practitioners, guidance counselors, human resource managers, pastors, media personnel, police officers, teachers, parents and other care givers to better deal with the matter of suicide prevention.

Since the inception of CLI in 2008, we have hosted our One Day World Suicide Prevention Day Seminars at Wyndham Kingston Hotel. We are happy to announce that we will be at the same venue at 77 Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston, for this year's seminar. The day's events will begin at 7:45am with registration, followed by an Opening Ceremony and will end at 4 pm.

Topical issues such as: The Phenomenon of Murder/Suicide, Ethics of Suicide and Euthanasia, Rates Reasons and Other Realities of Suicide and Adolescent Suicide: Intervention and Prevention Strategies. Presenters will include Dr. Dureen Brady-West, Dr. Angela Ramlal-Williams, Dr. George Leveridge and Dr. Donovan Thomas.

Interactive lectures, role plays, viewing of a video, a working lunch, presentations of resource materials and certificates will be other features of the day's activities.

May we do all we can to help people live.

Regards,

Donovan Thomas, D. Min
President and Founder
Choose Life International


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Japan


Tokyo

Suicide Prevention: A Community-based Approach

TELL marks World Suicide Prevention Day with Workshops and Training, Sponsored by the Wesley Foundation.

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2011

Over 1 million people worldwide take their own lives each year. However, saving lives is something we all can do. TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) is hoping to spread awareness of suicide and ways to help prevent it with diverse activities organized for WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY on September 10th. The event will focus public attention on the unacceptable burden and costs of suicide by educating and involving the community in taking an active role in its prevention.

➢ Tackling Suicide from a Community Perspective • Wesley Center, Rm. 205

3:00pm ~ 4:30pm: Documentary film presentation "Depression: Out of the Shadows"
4:45pm ~ 5:30pm: Tackling suicide from a community perspective with Vickie Skorji
5:45pm ~ 6:30pm: Economy and other depression triggers with Dr. Rene Duignan

7:00pm: Suicide remembrance candle lighting at United Nations University, Aoyama

If you've ever lost someone to suicide, or if you want to help us raise awareness of its global repercussions, join us as we light a candle in remembrance of those who have died. Don't forget to bring a candle!

SPEAKER PROFILES:

Mrs. Vickie Skorji has specialist training in neuropsychology and Acquired Brain Injury in both hospital and rehabilitation settings. She has developed and given both workplace and community presentations on carer needs, stress management and stroke prevention. More recently her interests and presentations have included cultural adjustment, adolescent issues in Japan, work life balance and suicide prevention.

Dr. Rene Duignan is an economist and lectures at Aoyama Gakuin University. He is also a research fellow at Temple University Japan. Dr. Duignan is the co-founder of the Healthy-Healthcare lecture series hosted by ICAS, Temple University Japan. Dr. Duignan is currently focusing his ICAS research in the field of suicide prevention in Japan.

About TELL

TELL (Tokyo English Life Line) is a registered and accredited NPO providing support and western style counseling to the international and Japanese community for almost 40 years. It includes a Life Line and professional face-to-face counseling for adults and children, as well as many outreach programs.

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Malaysia


The Befrienders Society Johor Bahru is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides emotional support via telephone.

For World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September 2011), we are organizing a workshop for Befrienders volunteers throughout the country (Malaysia) in the morning.

There will be a public seminar for about 150 participants in the afternoon whereby 3 prominent speakers will present topics ranging from suicide scenario in the country to managing stress.

Our theme is in alignment with IASP, i.e. "Preventing Suicide in Multi-Cultural Societies."


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Mexico

Dadas las circunstancias por las que estamos pasando en México, es difícil reunir personas más en sábado. Por lo que hemos organizado todo para el víspera, el viernes 9 de septiembre.

Por la mañana será la clausura del VI Congreso Nacional de Tanatología, organizado por el Hospital General de México. La conferencia magistral que cierre el congreso será dictada por el Dr. Alfonso Reyes Zubiría. Hablará sobre la Prevención del Suicidio en niñ os y adolescentes, grupo que està aumentando notoriamente la taqsa de suicidios en México.

Por la noche, habrá una reunión exclusiva pra médicos y miembros del equipo de salud. Será en la Sede de la ASOCIACIÓN MEXICANA PARA EL ESTUDIO Y LA PREVENCIÒN DEL SUICIDIO Y DEL SUICIDA, A. C., (AMEPS). El. Dr. Reyes Zubiría hablará sobre la relación Depresión-Suicidio y sobre la situación actual del suicido en el país. Y propondrá, a discusión, un plan de estrategia de Prevencdión del Suicidio, para que cada médico y miembro del equipo de salud, lo pueda poner en pràctica en sus hospitales o en sus consultorios. Terminaremos con Vino de Honor.

A esta reunión están invitados los principales periódicos de México.

Lo que espero es poder formar un grupo que trabaje con un plan eficaz de Prevenciòn del Suicidio, y no solamente actividades individuales.

Gracias...

Dr. Alfonso Reyes Zubiría,
Presidente Fundador de la AMEPS...

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Mozambique


I am Jeremias Ramucesse, MPH and assistant professor at community health department, faculty of medicine as well as president of Mozambique network against poverty and HIV-AIDS on national range so our activities was training PLHIVion Zambezia province on HIGH Life and no discrimination Fields.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Hindi


Nepal


Anamnagar, Kathmandu

National Association for Suicide Prevention and Research (NASPAR)

National Association for Suicide Prevention and Research (NASPAR) is the only organization solely dedicated to initiate suicide prevention and research programmes in Nepal to prevent future loss of life through suicide. NASPAR celebrated "World Suicide Prevention Day 2011" for the second time in Nepal.

National Association for Suicide Prevention and Research (NASPAR)Participants World Suicide Prevention Day

National Association for Suicide Prevention and Research (NASPAR) Participants WSPD 2011

Rishi Raj Ojha
President
National Association for Suicide Prevention and Research (NASPAR)
Anamnagar, Kathmandu
Nepal
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Damak, Jhapa

Major activities to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day, 2011 in the Bhutanese Refugee Camps under Psychosocial Support to Bhutanese Refugees Project by TPO Nepal , Field Office, Damak, Jhapa, Nepal

  1. Essay writing competition amongst high school students (grade 8-10) on suicide prevention and role of family and society
  2. Release of IEC materials (Flip chart, Brochure, Poster, Hoarding Board) on Depression and Suicide Prevention
  3. Drama Performance (Titled Life Lived in Love, written by Ram Prasad Dahal, Project Coordinator) on Suicide Prevention by youth
  4. Speech by community leaders and experts
  5. Information dissemination on availability of services in the refugee camps
  6. Information dissemination on the role of a person, family members and community/society to prevent from suicide

Kind regards,

Ram Prasad Dahal
Project Coordinator
Psychosocial Support to Bhutanese Refugees in Camps Project (A Project Funded by UNHCR) TPO Nepal, Field Office, Damak, Jhapa, Nepal
Tel: (977-23) 581152, 581941; Cell: 9742623852
Email: tponepaldmk@wlink.com.np
Email: ramprasad_dahal@yahoo.com, ramudahal@gmail.com
www.tponepal.org


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Maori


New Zealand


Charity walk to boost anti-suicide initiatives

Teen suicide is considered New Zealand's shame, so tomorrow Tauranga woman Irene Carmichael will hold the first Walk for Life to bring attention to the issue and raise money for suicide prevention charities.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15-24.

Irene has undertaken the charity event as part of her Landmark Education Self Expression and Leadership course.

"I had to set up a community programme of my choice that would make a difference," Irene said.

"I have lost a lot of friends to suicide and thought if I could raise funds for the prevention of teenage suicide, I could make a difference, even if it was for only one family.

"I lost my father as a 9-year-old to a heart attack. Part of me died with him and I've gone through life not feeling good enough, tending to be a low achiever and feeling I was unloved, even though this was only in my head.

"My mum loved me to bits but because my dad wasn't around I didn't feel loved.

"Landmark Education gave me my life back by transforming my thinking. It's been truly amazing."

Irene says because of the programme she feels she can now do anything.

"My 92-year-old mum flew from Wellington to shake the hand of forum leader Paul Berry who gave me my life back. Mum and I have an awesome relationship, it was a huge effort for her at this age but she said she had waited 46 years to see this moment," Irene said.

Finding sponsorship has been difficult. Irene has rung organisations throughout New Zealand and found people haven't wanted to talk to her about suicide, even though they would be recipients of the proceeds.

However, she found locals supportive, gaining sponsorship from SureSlim, Brookfield Pharmacy, Brookfield New World, Staples Rodway, McKenzie Elvin and Publicity Printing.

Walkers are asked to wear gold for the one-hour walk to highlight the need for more mental health support in New Zealand.

Irene challenges other communities to do the same, as World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10.

She hopes Walk for Life will become an annual event.

* Volunteers are needed to help staff road crossings, park cars and give directions. The walk will be held in Gordon Carmichael Reserve near Bethlehem, by the playground at Westmoreland Rise and Carmichael Rd at 1pm.

A $5 registration fee will be donated to benefit the New Zealand Prevention of Suicide Trust and Casper. * For more information phone Irene Carmichael (07) 578 8306, 0274 985 791 or go to facebook.com/pages/Walk-for-Life-Tauranga/207839609251577.

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Manukau City, Auckland

2011 National Suicide Prevention Information Conference

2011 National Suicide Prevention Information Conference, New Zealand
Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Theme: How do we talk about suicide?
Venue: TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre, Manukau City, Auckland
Cost: $65
See: http://www.spinz.org.nz/page/145-2011-national-conference


Hawera, South Taranaki

Fi Szpetnar-Perez is glad to take the message of suicide prevention to "forgotten" South Taranaki this weekend.

Events to mark World Suicide Prevention Day have previously been held in New Plymouth, but the 2011 gathering will be held in Hawera's Town Square on Saturday.

"South Taranaki has been the forgotten cousin, or felt like that," Mrs Szpetnar-Perez, chairwoman of the Taranaki Suicide Prevention Group, said.

At an inquest this year into the death of Mrs Szpetnar-Perez's 40-year-old husband in March 2008 in Lower Hutt, Wellington coroner Ian Smith called for improvements to temporary care facilities in the Hutt Valley.

Mrs Szpetnar-Perez's husband struggled for years with bipolar disorder and she had begged the health board for six months before his death to give him care.

Now remarried, she has become a campaigner for suicide prevention and bringing publicity to the issue, including the lifting of certain media restrictions on reporting deaths.

"Not talking about suicide isn't working," she said.

"There's this thinking that if you talk about it, it might make it `real'. Well, it's already real for the people who have to live it every day."

Mrs Szpetnar-Perez said 558 people in New Zealand took their own lives in the year to June. Taranaki averaged around 20 a year.

"People say, `That's not many', but that's 20 who have `completed' suicide. There are many more attempts."

For every one of those there are 10 victims: the loved ones left behind who suffer guilt and can even be stigmatised by association.

"Your dreams, hopes, future, it's gone in a second."

Holding this year's event in South Taranaki allowed her group to address the high rate of suicide among middle-aged men, disaffected male youths and Maori.

Those demographics make up much of South Taranaki's population, where there is rural isolation and many farmers work long hours under pressure.

Saturday's event, from 10am to noon at Hawera Town Square, will promote positive rural health and several organisations including the Mates support group, with "familiar faces" so the public can approach them to discuss issues.

There will be a wall of hope for messages of survival and goodwill, and a balloon launch to remember those who commit suicide.

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Nigeria


As part of my contribution towards the campaign against suicide and World Suicide Prevention Day activities, I have recorded a musical project which I intend to put on air in all Radio stations in GHANA and NIGERIA. A video of the music with illustrations will also be shown on television as well.

I am the Head Pastor of AWAKENERS CHAPEL INTL. ACCRA, GHANA. I wish to collaborate with IASP in this regard. earnestly awaits your reply in this regard. The song is titled, "DON'T GIVE UP." THANK YOU. PASTOR PETER KAYODE FALARUNGBON. TEL 00233 244879810

(Pastor Falarungbon is looking for an individual or organization who is willing to sponsor the song "Don't Give Up" for use across Africa.)

Click here to download the suicide prevention song.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Norwegian


Norway


Drammen

LEVE Buskerud

Time: saturday 10th of september from 1pm to 3pm.
Place: The main library in Drammen

We will have a educational seminar about what we can do and say if we meet people that are suicidal. It will be a lecture by the taem leader from RVTS here in Norway (The regional resource center for violence, traumatic stress and suicide prevention)


Harstad

We submit hereby our program for 10. of september 2011. The arrangment will take place in the northen part of Norway and will be prowided by LEVE Troms and Høgskolen i Harstad.

-pent seminar i anledning
VERDENSDAGEN FOR SELVMORDSFOREBYGGING
TID: Fredag 9. september kl. 10 -14
STED: Høgskolen i Harstad (HiH) -
Store Auditorium
ARR.: Landsforeningen for etterlatte
ved selvmord (LEVE) og
Høgskolen i Harstad


- Fordi noen av oss mangler noen -
- Because some of us are missing someone -


PROGRAM
Kl 10.00 - 10.30 Velkommen v/ HiH og LEVE Kl 10.35 - 11.15 En sterk historie - om å miste og det å bli igjen v/Berit Myreng - Etterlatt (LEVE) og Herdis Tobiassen - Høgskolelektor (HiH) Kl 11.15 - 11.30 Pause Kl 11.30 - 12.15 Forts.: En sterk historie - om å miste og det å bli igjen v/Berit Myreng og Herdis Tobiassen Kl 12.15 - 12.45 Pause Kl 12.45 - 13.30 Er det "lov" å ta selvmord eller tenke tanken?
v/Torhild Viste - Viken senter for psykiatri og sjelesorg Kl 13.30 - 13.45 Pause Kl 13.45 - 14.00 LEVE - vi er her VEL MøTT!


Kongsberg

Time: Friday 9th of september from 2pm to 4pm.
Place: Kongsberg, Norway

We will have a stand in the square of Kongsberg town. We will give information about what a big problem suicide is here in Norway and what the 10th of september is about.


Larvik

Larvik, Norwegian suicide Prevention Day

Date: 10. September 2011
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Meeting place: Grand Hotel Larvik, Storgata 38

Topic: "When crisis strikes..."

Lecture by Torgeir Wittersøe Skancke - "Seven Summits - mountaineer in own life"

Panel debate: Bishop Laila Riksaasen Dahl
Police chief Larvik Tor Eriksen
Surviving Linda Elstad Johansen

Registration to Arne Magne Elstad: within 6.th sept. Email or cellphone: 91776152

Welcome.


Norge

Leve-Norge

LEVE-Hedmark markerer Verdensdagen med "I morgen var jeg alltid en løve" dramatiset av Anne-Karen Hytten etter Arnhild Lauengs bok:
Torsdag 8.september på Ener ungdomsskole(v/Vang kirke). Kl 19.00 Velkomsttale ved ordfører i Hamar: Einar Busterud.
Forestillingen er åpen for alle. Billetter kr.100 selges ved inngangen fra klokka 18.00.
Etter forestillingen er det mulig å snakke med noen som har opplevd å miste en av sine i selvmord. Det serveres kaffe og kringle.


Oppland, Gjøvik

LEVE Oppland will, true to tradition, have a two-part event. On 8.september the day will be marked at the College in Gjøvik. This is a partnership between the college, Device for suicide prevention and grief support at the Hospital in Gjøvik and LEVE Oppland. This celebration is held for the fourth consecutive year, and has become part of the teaching program for students in nursing education.

Saturday 10.September at 15.00 there will be an event at the House of Culture in Gjøvik. The Norwegian Publisher, Einar Plyhn is holding a lecture about how important it is to speak freely about suicide. He lost both his wife and son in suicide. Actress Wenche Medbøe, who lost her sister Katja Medbøe in suicide, is participating with the National Theatre's performance "Oscar and the Pink Lady. " Mayor Bjorn Iddberg is opening ceremony. Trollsti provides the music.


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Peru


Huánuco

Greetings to all IASP team, we are finishing our thesis "The level of suicide risk in adolescents in the district of Huanuco" we are organizing a concert for the World Day for Prevention of suicide are very aware of the seriousness of suicide and attempted suicide is no stranger to the mental health of our town if there were more studies reflect the magnitude of this event is so well you will make distribution of leaflets with relevant information and prevention measures we hope will be helpful to this noble cause. We are participating actively tesistas: Carlos Javier NATIVIDAD PALOMINO,Katherine Joely JAIMES ROJAS Y Carla CAMARENA PARRA, are graduates in psychology, give you more details after the actions concretized.

thanks for this space.


Lima

Hello!!!, I'm Ysela Nicolás, psychologist of the Program of Prevention Suicide of the National Institute of Mental Health in Lima-Perú,we are really happy because we are going to celebrate the World Suicide Prevention Day with three conferences of behavior suicidal. We are celebrating the life with love and joy to adequately confront the problems. Kisses, Ysela


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Filipino


Philippines


Quezon City

On Friday, September 9, the Philippines will mark World Suicide Prevention Day, a day ahead of the international observance. The kickoff activity will be "Fit and Fun," a fitness walk around the University of the Philippines (UP) Academic Oval. Registration starts at 6 a.m. Another fitness walk will be held at Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle. Other activities include healing Mass, candle light memorial walk and concert. Both Ateneo de Manila University and Miriam College will have booths featuring different activities.

Spearheaded by the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation, a nonprofit, nongovernment organization that campaigns to promote better understanding of depression, the observance will be hosted by the Quezon City government, with the cooperation of the Departments of Health and Social Welfare and Development.

A three-part lecture series at 9 a.m. at the fourth floor of the College of Social Science and Philosophy, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, will cover some of these issues.

Dr. Violeta "Bolet" Villaroman-Bautista will discuss "Caring for the Bullies and the Bullied: Turning Our Schools into Peace Zones."

She will be followed by Dr. Jerry Jurisprudencia who will talk on "Conquering Our Low Moods: Creating Natural Highs in Life." The third lecturer is Dr. Aurora Corpuz-Mendoza, who will discuss "Nurturing Resilience: From Healing to Wellness and Wholeness."

Suicide, often the result of a very deep feeling of depression and a severe sense of helplessness, has become such a serious universal problem that the global community declared September 10 of every year World Suicide Prevention Day. This year's World Suicide Prevention Day will showcase the increasingly alarming, but still largely unknown, suicide statistics. It will also call attention to some of the major problems that make people, particularly children, suicidal.

Problems with data

Statistics on the suicide situation in the Philippines may seem dated. As Dr. Dina Nadera, dean of the University of the Philippines Open University, said, statistics could only be gleaned from data of various, including unlikely, sources like hospitals, police blotters and funeral parlors.

And even then, Nadera said, they could not cover all of the possible sources. For instance, they could only reach some of the country's thousands of funeral parlors, mainly in Metro Manila and Luzon.

Of course, quite often, too, families would have the cause of death listed as something other than suicide. So sensitive is the issue, in fact, that in the 2004 Philippine Health Statistics, suicide is euphemistically called "intentional self-harm."

Nadera cited the results of the 2003 multisectoral Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSSHS) as perhaps the best indicators of how serious a problem suicide was.

In 2003, almost 6,000 Filipino high school students were interviewed for the GSSHS, an initiative of the World Health Organization, a United Nations body.

Nadera said the GSSHS found that almost 20 percent (19.9) of the girls surveyed contemplated suicide during a 12-month period before the survey. Some 12.8 percent of boys had the same thoughts for the same period, an average of 16.8 percent for both sexes.

The Department of Health's (DoH) 2004 Philippine Health Statistics showed that kids as young as 10 years old were killing themselves. The DoH registered 42 suicides among 10 to 14-year-olds, less than one per 100,000. The figure more than quadrupled, 261, among 15 to 19-year-olds, or three per 100,000. The highest rate was registered in the 20-24 age bracket, 335 suicides.

The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health in the Philippines reported that five died of suicide every day, about 150 a month. A 2007 survey of the DoH found that 15 out of 900 teenagers tried to commit suicide. The number could actually be much higher as many cases were unreported or not recorded as suicide, Nadera said. And the problem, she and other experts agree, is getting worse.

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Polish


Poland

Światowy Dzień Zapobiegania Samobójstwom

Światowy Dzień Zapobiegania Samobójstwom (10.9.11) organizowany jest corocznie przez Międzynarodowe Stowarzyszenie na rzecz Przeciwdziałania Samobójstwom (International Association for Suicide Prevention). Z inicjatywy i przy współpracy megali.pl powstała polska wersja baneru internetowego akcji. Firma Megali zamierza się również włączyć w promocję wydarzeń i publikacje artykułów związanych z tematem samobójstw. Tegoroczny dzień będzie obchodzony pod hasłem przeciwdziałania samobójstwom w społecznościach wielokulrurowych.

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Portuguese


Portugal


Coimbra, Portugal

The Portuguese Society of Suicidology, created in 2000, will join IASP and WHO to celebrate the World Suicide Prevention Day in a ceremony where we will discuss the necessary suicide prevention plan for Portugal.

We would like to invite political and health authorities, as well as representatives of people who work on a daily basis to prevent suicide.

The program has two main conferences: one with both the political and health representatives about suicidal behaviours in Portugal, and another with members of our scientific council about how to design a suicide prevention plan (Prof. Carlos Braz Saraiva), how to implement it (Dr. Bessa Peixoto) and how to assess its impact (Dr. Álvaro de Carvalho). We will have as commentators Prof. Jorge Costa Santos and Dra. Nazaré Santos.

The event will be held at the Nursing School of Coimbra on September 10th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information or questions, please send an email to José Carlos Santos: spsuicidologia@gmail.com


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Romanian


Romania


Oradea

I have the pleasure to announce you that the Romanian Alliance for Prevention of Suicide is going to organise the 3rd National Conference with international participation which will be held in Oradea, 10 of September 2011 at Continental Hotel. The main theme of the conference is: Suicide prevention in a multicultural society. The president of the conference is Prof. Dr. Doina Cosman.

Program

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Slovenian


Slovenia


Ljubljana

Dear ladies and gentlemen,
we would like to inform you about Ozara Slovenija's activities this year in Slovenia:

Best wishes,

Mateja Kramberger,
secretary general


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Afrikaans


South Africa


Durban

Annual Suicide Remembrance & Awareness Walk 2011 This is an opportunity for those bereaved by suicide, to join with the IASP, WHO & SADAG on World Suicide Prevention Day in focusing public attention on understanding suicide & highlighting effective prevention activities. This walk will also focus on recognising survivors of suicide and remembering those loved ones lost to suicide. This is an opportunity to meet and find comfort in those who walk the same path of healing daily and to reminisce together in the lives and memories of the loved ones lost.

Location: CJ Saunders Park
Centenary Boulevard / Palm Boulevard Circle
Umhlanga (South Africa)
Date: 11.09.2011
Time: 8H30 - 10H30
Route: CJ Saunders Park along Palm Boulevard to the fountain at Gateway. We then release our balloons with messages to our loved ones and return to the park. You can bring a picnic basket with brunch if you wish.
Parking: There is ample parking on the park perimeter.
Contact: Joy 0832565993 Lori 083 652 0117 joy@crisisteam.co.za

Durban Suicide Support Group incorporating Survivors of Loved Ones Suicide (SOLOS) Facebook Group Page

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Into the Light

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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Spain


Castellón de la Plana

Charla 10 de septiembre - día mundial de la prevención del suicidio

Facebook Event Page

Centro Social San Isidro - Castellón de la Plana

Calle Enmedio 49
Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Website

We've organized two meetings:

10th september
11h00 to 13h00
Centro Social San Isidro
Calle Enmedio, 49
Castellon Spain

10th september
19h00 to 21h00
Servicios Sociales
Av Jose Ramon Batalla, 38
Vila-real Castellon Spain

where we'll show:

statistic
warning signs
suicide & depression
falses & trues about suicide


Madrid

DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA PREVENCIÓN DEL SUICIDIO

Con motivo de la celebración del Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio, el GRUPO DE ESTUDIO E INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA CONDUCTA SUICIDA y la ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACIÓN, PREVENCIÓN E INTERVENCIÓN DEL SUICIDIO en Madrid (España) el próximo*lunes, 12 de septiembre*se llevará a cabo una mesa redonda de entrada libre en el salón de actos del Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid desde las *11.00 a**las 13.00 h.*Intervendrán miembros del Grupo de Estudio e Investigación de la Conducta Suicida del Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid y la Asociación de Investigación, Prevención e Intervención del Suicidio (A.I.P.I.S.).

Teniendo en cuenta que la Organización Mundial de la Salud y sus colaboradores preconizan que el suicidio en muchos casos se puede prevenir, incidiendo en la importancia de :

Los temas que se abordarán y los ponentes que intervendrán son los siguientes:

Para cualquier duda, ponerse en contacto con www.redaipis.org

Dirección de contacto aipis@redaipis.org

Atentamente
Javier Jimenez Pietropaolo
Presidente de la Asociación de Investigación, Prevención e Intervención del Suicidio (www.redaipis.org)
Madrid (España)


Switzerland


Basel

Suicide Prevention - Ecumenical Memorial Service for People Concerned
10 September 2011
7 pm
Offene Kirche Elisabethen
Basel - Switzerland


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese Taiwan)


Taiwan


Taipei

To echo World Suicide Prevention Day, here are Taiwan's series activities:

There is an "Embrace Life and Live Hopefully" articles and picture competition from June 24 to August 8.

Placing information on TSPC website and using Taiwan version's of the IASP World Suicide Prevention Day banner.

Begin the Email Forwards Campaign on August 19 to promote the support of the loving life concept and forwarding the Mood Thermometer to all friends by e-mail to popularize this self mental health monitoring tool.

In September, leaflets will be placed in Taipei Metro system and videos will be broadcasted on certain TV channels to propagate the suicide prevention.

An one day Suicide Prevention Academic Conference on September 4 at NTUH international convention center. The theme is Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies.

"Embrace Life and Live Hopefully" Press Conference will be held on September 7, 10am at NTUH international convention center to raise public awareness. It will release suicide related data and 2011 telephone poll findings and have an awarding ceremony for the articles and picture competition's winners. There will be delegates from different fields to attend.

There is a "Colorful mosaic" festival which is hosted by the Taipei City Health Department and co-hosted by a couple of organizations including the Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center on September. 9.

Community Suicide prevention propaganda: A community fair is hosted by FG U F. Community on September 10.

From September to October, there will be a "Screen of Depression" and "month of SEBoD" series activities, including speeches, running...etc. The activities are sponsored by Taiwan Alliance Against Depression which is formed by various Non-governmental organizations, including TSPC.

"Smile100 Happy Life" Mental Health Week series activities are hosted by Health Bureau of Taichung city and different Non-governmental organizations. It will be start off with the "Smile100 Happy Life" press conference on September 2. There will be different activities including lectures, free psychological consultation, singing talent contest, music and movie shows, happy mountain-climbing...etc. For details please visit website: www.health.taichung.gov.tw

Send by Professor Ming-Been Lee, MD.
President of Taiwanese Society of Suicidology (TSOS)
Director of Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center (TSPC).
Contact: Elisa Lin, Deputy Director of TSPC
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2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Thai


Thailand


Bangkok

The Suicide Study Group & Chulalongkorn University will be conducting a seminar on: Suicide Prevention in Multicultural Thailand

The Department of Mental Health in Thailand was pleased to announce that September 10th, 2011 marked the 8th year of the World Suicide Prevention Day in Thailand. This year the theme focused on suicide prevention in a multi-socio-cultural setting.

When comparing the suicide rates of various countries it is important to remember that results may vary due to a range of factors. Here in Thailand, the Department of Mental Health has implemented the National Suicide Prevention Program (NSPP) since the year 2001 and as a result we have witnessed a steady decrease in the suicide rate. As of the year 2010, the suicide rate is 5.90 per 100,000 population. In addition, the Department of Mental Health has decided to identify the risk factors in those areas that record high rates of suicide, especially in the upper north region of Thailand, according to the concept of the World Health Organization (WHO). From this study we identified the varieties or differences in culture, behavior, and problem solving techniques specific to each region as these differences relate directly to the leading causes of suicide.

The Department of Mental Health conducted a variety of different activities for the World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, 2011.

Chaingrai Province, the northern part of Thailand:

1. On September 2nd, 2011, a project was implemented promoting local suicide prevention in Chiang Rai, as this province was identified as having the highest rate of suicides for the year 2009. This project targeted those who have survived the loss of a family member or friend through suicide, recognizing the powerful potential they have as suicide survivors in the role of suicide prevention in the community. According to NSPP policy, partnerships were established between these suicide survivors and those who had attempted suicide or exhibited suicidal tendencies as well as their relatives and friends.

Bangkok Thailand:

2. On September 5th, 2011, the Department of Mental Health highlighted the extent of suicide as a problem in Thailand and formally announced the suicide rate for the year 2010. The highest rate of suicide was found to be in those aged 80-84 with a rate of 10.73 per 100,000 population. The total national suicide rate decreased from 5.97 in the year 2009 to 5.90 per 100.000 population in 2010. The most common method of suicide was by hanging.

3. The Department of Mental Health, in cooperation with the Central Group of Companies, established a campaign of suicide prevention activities on September 8th, 2011 in Central World Plaza, Bangkok, under the theme of "Love yourself...please". Participants came to realize the importance of knowing love, not just for others but for themselves as well, and the role it plays in suicide prevention. In addition, an open forum was conducted which encouraged academic discussion on the topic of the suitable reporting of suicide in the media and press.

Nitayaporn Mongkol,
Department of Mental Health
Ministry of Public Health of Thailand.

Tel: +66 2 9689-953 Fax: +66 2 5250491


Ukraine


Odessa

During International Congress of Maritime Health in Odessa (Ukraine) at the parpallel section "Mental health" there will be a report regarding mental health promotion and suicide prevention by Prof. V. Rozanov and Prof. E.Psyadlo, and World Suicide Prevention Day will be promoted.


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Arabic


United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi

We are planning to hold a press conference to mark the International Suicide Prevention Day, on Saturday 10th Sept, 2011, at 11 AM - 1 PM in Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

The main purpose of this press conference will be to raise awareness on the issue of Suicide in UAE, and to raise awareness on our campaign on Suicide Prevention. We will also be holding a full-day medical conference on 1st October, 2011, titled "Suicide - Human Tragedy, Global and Local Impact (Risk, Assessment and Prevention)

Website

Suicide Conference Powerpoint

Fact Sheet Global School health Survey

Suicide Conference Invitation Template


United Kingdom

Belfast, Northern Ireland

On Saturday 10th September on World Suicide Prevention Day there are 6 main points to departure in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the Walk of Life: Stormont @ 4.30am, FASA 178 Shankill Rd @ 5.15am, PIPS Estorial Park Ardoyne @ 4.45am, Belfast LBGT Waring ST @ 5.15am, Lighthouse Duncairn Gardens @ 5.15am, Suicide Awareness & Support Falls Road @ 5.15am


United States of America


El Cajon, California

1st annual Ride to Raise Awareness - a 100-mile motorcycle blackjack run on World Suicide Prevention Day

RIDE TO RAISE AWARENESS...
RIDE TO BREAK THE STIGMA...
RIDE TO HONOR A LOVED ONE...
RIDE TO SAVE LIVES
.

All types of bikes welcome!

"Lifesaver" Ride Pin for the first 100 riders!

WHAT: 1st Annual Ride to Raise Awareness in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day. All proceeds benefit the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011 (World Suicide Prevention Day) Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. - Kick-stands up at 10:00 a.m. - Post-ride BBQ lunch starts at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: START: Motorworld of El Cajon - 315 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon / END: Quaid Harley-Davidson of Temecula - 28964 Old Town Front Street, Temecula

COST: Pre-Sale: ($25 Single) ($35 Couple) / At-The-Door: ($30 Single) ($40 Couple)

INCUDES: Blackjack hand, BBQ lunch, and a chance to win a raffle prize!

WHY: By participating in the 1st Annual Ride to Raise Awareness, you will help raise money for vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase awareness about depression and suicide, advocate for mental health issues, and assist survivors of suicide loss. With your participation, you will not just be riding - you will be helping to save lives.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT: afsp.org/sandiego/motorcyclerun

CONTACT: Jessica van der Stad, (760) 459-9959 / jvanderstad@afsp.org


Modesto, California

Modesto OOTD Community Walk

Where: Mancini Bowl in Graceda Park
Modesto, California
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 11:30 am
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Alice Quayle
Phone: 209-545-8070
E-mail Address:aquayle56@comcast.net
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1349


Santa Barbara, California

Online live webinar in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, The Glendon Association, will be hosting a CE Webinar with Dr Lisa Firestone on "Suicide: What Every Therapist Needs to Know." Please join us this September 8 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm PST. Earn 1.5 CE credits in this 90-minute presentation.

Suicide: What Every Therapist Needs to Know
Date: September 8
Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm PST
Learn more or register: Website

Although one in five clinical psychologists loses a client to suicide in the course of their clinical career, only 48 percent of all graduate programs in clinical psychology offer any formal training in assessing the risk of suicide and the treatment of suicidal patients. This means that there is a clear need for more extensive training at the post-doctoral level in the management and treatment of suicidal patients. This webinar provides an in-depth understanding of the dynamics operating in suicide. The most recent research on assessment, crisis management and treatment will be presented. Clinicians who have enhanced their skills in treating clients who are potentially self destructive will be able to provide a higher quality of care.

Learning Objectives:

This webinar is appropriate for entry level, intermediate, or advanced level practitioner

If you have a special needs question or concern, contact Email or call 805-681-0415

**If you're unable to attend the live event, a complete recording will be sent to you and CE's will still be provided.

A Free webinar for the public “Understanding and Preventing Suicide will be offered on September 27 at 11AM (PST) Register

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado

South Metro Walk

Where: Highlands Ranch High School
9375 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 11:45 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Sheri Cole (303.565.9215, cole1235@comcast.net) and Judy Cole (303.499.2054, judycole@hypermall.net)
E-mail Address:cole1235@comcast.net
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1298


Jacksonville, Georgia

The Adolescent Suicide Awareness and Prevention (ASAP) Project coordinated through Daniel Memorial, Inc. is inviting you to join us at our Community Appreciation Luncheon.

The ASAP Project has been involved in youth suicide prevention efforts in the Duval County community for the last three years. Please join us on Friday, September 9th 2011 as we discuss our successes in suicide awareness and prevention through our Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention gatekeeper training, Signs of Suicide (SOS) implementation in several Duval County schools, and Family Involvement in Suicide Prevention workshops.

The Appreciation Luncheon will be an opportunity to express our gratitude to all our community partners and QPR instructors that have made the ASAP Project a success and welcome future partners that we will be collaborating with We will also be introducing our new Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) that will further promote our efforts to decrease suicide rates in Northeast Florida.

This event will also be in commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Newnan, Georgia

Coweta County Walk

Where: Newnan Utilities Carl Miller Park
Newnan, Georgia
Starts: 09/17/2011 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 10:30 am
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/16/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Tracie Hicks
Phone: 678-229-8248
E-mail Address:swtswtp41@yahoo.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1483


Constitution Trail, Illinois

Bloomington/Normal Walk

Where: Rosa Parks Commons, 219 E. Raab Rd.
Constitution Trail, Illinois
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
Check-in Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Bloomington/Normal Walk Committee
Phone: 309-830-3008
E-mail Address:illinois@afsp.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1576


Rockford, Illinois

Rockford Community Walk

Where: Anderson Japanese Gardens, Dining Room
Rockford, Illinois
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 11:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Rockford Community Walk Committee
Phone: 312-890-2377
E-mail Address:illinois@afsp.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1525


Sterling, Illinois

Sterling - Rock Falls Community Walk

Where: Dillon Home Museum, 1005 E 3rd St
Sterling, Illinois
Starts: 09/11/2011 @ 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
Check-in Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Sterling - Rock Falls Walk Committee
Phone: 312-890-2377
E-mail Address:illinois@afsp.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1308


St Charles, Illinois

Here for Life Walk

Join friends, parents, students and survivors in St. Charles and Rockford as we walk to raise money for vital programs, raise awareness in our communities, and help lift the stigma that surrounds suicide and mental illness.

Pottawatomie Park
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Walk

Where: Celebration Plaza, White River State
Park Canal, Indianapolis, Indiana
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Lisa Brattain, Amy Pauszek, Debbie Yuska
Phone: 317-774-1377v E-mail Address:Lbrattain4afsp@aol.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1299


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids Walk

Where: Noelridge Park
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Starts: 09/17/2011 @ 9:30 am
Ends: 11:30 am
Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/16/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Tiffany Williamson
Phone: 312-402-2006
E-mail Address:CR.OutOfTheDarkness@gmail.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1474


Storm Lake, Iowa

Storm Lake, IA Walk

Where: Awaysis Park
Storm Lake, Iowa
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 2:00 pm
Ends: 4:00 pm
Check-in Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Lindsay Westfall
Phone: 641-203-1956
E-mail Address:slwestfall@iowatelecom.net
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1337


Mankato, Kansas

Mankato Jewell County Walk

Where: Mankato City Park
Mankato, Kansas
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 2:00 pm
Ends: 2:30 pm
Check-in Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Amanda Frampus
Phone: 785-647-5028
E-mail Address:kansas4afsp@live.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1331


Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Hardinsburg KY Walk

Where: Breckenridge Co Middle School
Hardinsburg, Kentucky
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Jo Dowell
Phone: 270-756-6100
E-mail Address:Chelsea.dowell@att.net
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1559


Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis Walk

Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis, Maryland
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 9:30 am
Ends: 11:30 am
Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Contact: Gwen Douma Harring
Phone: 410-925-3261
E-mail Address:gwen_harring@yahoo.comv http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1302


Baltimore, Maryland

The Maryland chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold a Fall Fundraiser on September 10, 2011 at The Gin Mill in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will raise awareness about suicide, provide education on suicide prevention and raise money for the Maryland chapter. For more information please call 443.538.9909 or email afsp.maryland@gmail.com.


Teodor T. Postolache, MD
Director, Mood and Anxiety Program (MAP)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
685 West Baltimore Street
MSTF Building Room 930
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: 410 706 2323
Email: tpostolache@psych.umaryland.edu

Presentation at the VA Medical Center in Washington DC At Club Vet meeting with professionals, and VA veterans
Title: Checklists vs. models in individualized suicide prevention approaches.


Miles City, Montana

Miles City Walk

Where: Riverside Park
Miles City, Montana
Starts: 09/11/2011 @ 2:00 pm
Ends: 4:00 pm
Check-in Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Carla R Bichler
Phone: 406-234-4621
E-mail Address:chccarla@midrivers.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1512


Escanaba, Michigan

This is the 3rd annual END THE SILENCE walk which is in memory of Bobby and Josh Bintner, brothers who died from suicide 13 years apart (Bobby at age 13 and Josh at age 17). Both young men suffered silently with depression. All proceeds raised are used to fund suicide awareness programs in Delta County Michigan, USA. The walk is September 10th, 2011 at Ludington Park Pavilion, Escanaba, MI. Registration starts at 9 A.M.. The opening ceremony is at 10 A.M. and the Walk/Run starts at 11 A.M. There will also be a brat fry, small raffle and silent auction. The closing ceremony is at 2 P.M. Representatives from local agencies will be available in the Resource area include:

The support in volunteers and donations from this small community is awesome! We are determined to END THE SILENCE that can lead to suicide. Visit us at Website.


Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Walk

Where: Bronson Park
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Tracy Schneider
Phone: 269-552-8726
E-mail Address:kzooafsp@yahoo.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1374


Willow River, Minnesota

Willow River MN Walk

Where: Willow River City Park & W. Munger Trail
Willow River, Minnesota
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 9:30 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Cindy Olson
Phone: 320-245-2940
E-mail Address:rocrun_99@yahoo.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1521


Alliance, Nebraska

Alliance Walk

Where: Big Blue Bay
Alliance, Nebraska
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Janelle Hansen
Phone: 308-487-3600 Ext: 105
E-mail Address:hansenj@pphd.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1504

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Grand Island, Nebraska

In observation of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Hall County Suicide Prevention Project in Grand Island, NE is hosting the first annual Suicide Awareness Walk.

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Clemmons, North Carolina

Winston Salem OOTD Community Walk

Where: Tanglewood Park
Clemmons, North Carolina
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Contact: Regan Reding
Phone: 336-403-5130
E-mail Address:ootdws@yahoo.comv http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1540


Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha 7th Annual OOTD Walk

Where: Heartland of America Park
Omaha, Nebraska
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Anna Walz
Phone: 402-850-9815
E-mail Address:awalz@cox.net
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1414


Nevada

COMMUNITIES CONNECTING FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

The 5th Annual "Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope" will take on September 10th, 2011, at eight locations around the state of Nevada. The goal of the event is to increase awareness of the devastating effects suicide has on our nation and state, and to remember those who have been lost to suicide. The event is sponsored by the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

"Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope" events will take place in Elko, Las Vegas, Reno, Winnemucca, Pyramid Lake, Yerington, Pahrump and Douglas County. To organize a Walk in your community or to take part in one of the walks, contact the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention in Northern Nevada at go to www.nvsuicideprevention.org or call (775) 443-784.

September 4th through September 10th is National Suicide Prevention Week. Please join the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Office of Suicide Prevention in supporting these efforts. Together we can reduce the number of lives shaken by a needless and tragic death.

mvallen@dhhs.nv.gov


Brooklyn, New York

September 19-20, 2011

Brooklyn Children's Center, Brooklyn, NY ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:

For information contact Silvia Giliotti: Silvia.Giliotti@omh.ny.gov


Join ThresholdWorld as we partner with From Crisis to Christ in Brooklyn, New York to educate, inform, pray and give memory to those effected by this crisis in communities around the world.

Special Guests Include: Ms. Wanda Mckiver, Author, Director, Playright, Stage producer- Black Rose Diaries (dispelling the myths that Black women don't commit suicide); http://www.wandamckiver.com/#!about-wanda

Ms. Adalia Raye Gwaltney, Author of Wisdom Flows From the Heart; Inspiration for the and Soul.http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Flows-Heart-Inspiration-ebook/dp/B0050OIEH2

Anky Cyiaque, Independent Film Maker and CEO Hidden Films Studios to give a preview of the script for his latest project, "Love and I Had A Fight"- Hidden Film Productions; We don't want to give it away but suicide is an issue in his project. http://hiddenfilmsstudios.tumblr.com/post/5294690346/hidden-films-studios-present-the-cast-of-love

We will also have you! Community dialog and Outreach! We will distribute info in the community and need volunteers!!!!!!. If you are a survivor of suicide, a worker in the field, a family member or friend of someone effected and would like to share on this day, Please contact us at (718) 427.6691718/ (718)619.3825 and come that day prepared to share.


Huntington, New York

Scheduling a safeTALk Training for the community on Sep 6, 2011 from 9-12 at the following address in recognition of the World Suicide Prevention Day.

Pederson Krag.org
55 Horizon Drive
Huntington. NY 11743
Contact: Dr. Banilivy
631-920-8039
mbanilivy@pedersonkrag.org


New York City, New York

Supporting Strengths and Restoring Resiliency Lessons Learned from 9/11 in New York City on Post-Trauma Recovery and Resiliency of Diverse Communities

DATE: Thursday September 1, 2011

LOCATION: Jacob Javits Federal Building, 26 Federal Plaza, Broadway between Duane and Worth Streets, 6th Floor Conference Center, NY, NY 10278

BACKGROUND: The US Department of Health and Human Services, Region II and the Strategy Group on Mental Health and Trauma Affecting Women and Families are convening this conference in remembrance of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and to acknowledge September 10, 2011 as National Suicide Prevention Day. These commemorations provide an opportunity for us to gather together as a community to remember the past, honor the heroes, and to recognize how far we have come in trauma healing, recovery and resiliency.

CONFERENCE GOAL AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The goal of the conference is to explore trauma as a public health issue, from 9/11 and beyond. Emphasis will be on the impact of trauma on communities, referring both to neighborhood communities and communities of people with a shared common experience. The conference will focus on lessons learned from frontline service organizations, trauma survivors, students and staff from academia as we strive to make meaning of trauma and together move towards recovery and resiliency.

REGISTRATION: Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, please provide your name, title, organization, address, telephone number, and email address to 911resiliencyconference.os@hhs.gov by August 15, 2011. For questions, please call 212-264-2560


Painted Post, New York

Painted Post OOTD, Steuben County

Where: Craig Park
Painted Post, New York
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:30 pm
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 amv Contact: Renae Carapella-Johnson
Phone: 585-202-2783
E-mail Address:Rcarapella@afsp.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1523


Utica, New York

Where: SUNY Institute of Technology, Horatio St
Utica, New York
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Sharleen Sacco
Phone: 315-941-2201
E-mail Address:Smr19761979@aol.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1335


New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Walk

Where: Audubon Park
New Orleans, Louisiana
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Helen Lundy
Phone: 985-764-0140
E-mail Address:hlundy926@gmail.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1383

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Jamestown, North Dakota

Stutsman County Community Walk

Where: McElroy Park Sertoma Shelter
Jamestown, North Dakota
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Delayne Ballard, Michelle Entzminger, Margo Haut
Phone: 701-269-9540
E-mail Address:dballard02@yahoo.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1583


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Out of Darkness Community Walk

Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 8:00 am
Ends: 10:00 am
Check-in Time: 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1488


Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax NOVA Walk

Where: George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 11:30 am
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Steve Iselin
Phone: 703-239-0641
E-mail Address:NCAChapter.AFSP@gmail.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1413


Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hampton Roads VA Walk

Where: Mount Trashmore
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 9:30 am
Ends: 12:30 pm
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Chris Gilchrist, LCSW
Phone: 757-483-5111v E-mail Address:inquiry@afsp.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1356


Huntington, West Virginia

Huntington WV Walk

Where: Pullman Square
Huntington, West Virginia
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 1:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Debbie Cardwell
Phone: 304-389-8558
E-mail Address:av8tor510@hotmail.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1457


Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Fond du Lac, WI Walk

Where: Marian University
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Colleen Schlidt
Phone: 920-251-6395
E-mail Address:schlidts65@msn.com
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1545


Green Bay, Wisconsin

Brown County Walk

Where: Meadowbrook Park Pavillion
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Starts: 09/10/2011 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 10:00 am
Check-in Time: 7:45 am to 8:45 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Contact: Linda LaCourt
Phone: 920-265-6048
E-mail Address:spark.plug62@gmail.comv http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1475


Cheyenne, Wyoming

We will have a short ceremony recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day, at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, September 10th, 2011.
After the ceremony, we will have a candle-lighting ceremony, and participants will line up along one of our busiest streets in the city, along with displaying the 2011 banner, and display our 'Lights of Grace' in support of suicide prevention, to remember loved ones, and support of survivors.

BJ Ayers, Executive Director
Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation
Suicide Prevention through Awareness and Education And Support for Survivors
109 E 17th Street, Suite 12
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-432-4049

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Sheridan, Wyoming

Wyoming Out of the Darkness Walk

Where: Grinnell Plaza
Sheridan, Wyoming
Starts: 09/11/2011 @ 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
Check-in Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/09/2011 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 12/31/2011 12:00 am
Contact: Vanessa Hastings
Phone: 307-763-3055
E-mail Address:vanessahastings@nwymhc.org
http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1465


2011 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Vietnamese


Vietnam


Ngày Thế giới Phòng chống Tự tử 2011

Ngày thế giới phòng chống tự tử được tổ chức vào ngày 10/9 hàng năm. Mục đích của ngày này nhằm nâng cao nhận thức của tất cả mọi người trên thế giới rằng tự tử có thể ngăn ngừa được. Việc cung cấp thêm thông tin, tăng cường giáo dục và tập huấn và giảm bớt những suy nghĩ sai lầm về tự tử là những nhiệm vụ quan trọng. Chủ đề của năm 2011 là “Phòng chống tự tử trong xã hội đa văn hóa”

Chủ đề của 2 năm trước đã tập trung vào việc phòng chống tự tử tại các nền văn hóa khác nhau trên khắp thế giới. Chủ đề năm nay tập trung vào việc nâng cao nhận thức rằng tất cả các quốc gia trên thế giới đều là các quốc gia đa văn hóa. Nhiều quốc gia có rất nhiều các nhóm dân tộc khác nhau, có thể dưới dạng các nhóm dân tộc thiểu số bản địa hoặc các nhóm di cư, tị nạn. Một số quốc gia bao gồm nhiều nhóm dân tộc thiểu số khác nhau được tạo ra bởi những đường ranh giới nhân tạo do quyền lực của những nước thực dân trước đấy. Điều này có nghĩa là ở tất cả các nước, có rất nhiều các nhóm dân tộc, tín ngưỡng sống chung trong cùng một xã hội.

Tổ chức y tế thế giới WHO ước tính rằng có khoảng 1 triệu người trên khắp thế giới chết vì tự tử mỗi năm. Tuy nhiên, nhiều quốc gia vẫn còn thiếu những số liệu thống kê đáng tin cậy; và ngay cả với quốc gia với những số liệu đáng tin thì những nhóm dân tộc thiểu số vẫn thiếu kiến thức về mực độ trầm trọng của vấn đề. Một vấn đề lớn là những định kiến về tự tử có tác động lớn hơn đối với những nhóm thiểu số. Các yếu tố nguy cơ có thể khác nhau ở các xã hội khác nhau. Những kiến thức về các yếu tố nguy cơ chung trong xã hội thường xuất phát từ nghiên cứu ở các nhóm đa số trong xã hội. Tuy nhiên, trong bối cảnh đa văn hóa, chúng ta cần nhận thức rằng một vài yếu tố nguy cơ có thể đóng những vai trò khác nhau trong quá trình tự tử cũng như trong việc phòng chống tự tử. Ví dụ, những nguy cơ tự tử của người già ở nhóm đa số thì thường ít liên quan đến những nguy cơ của trẻ em nữ di cư. Hơn nữ, những yếu tố khác có thể có những ảnh hưởng khác nhau đến nhóm thiểu số so với nhóm đa số như thái độ đối với hành vi tự tử và người tự tử (coi đó là điều cấm kỵ); tôn giáo, tín ngưỡng.

Ngăn ngừa tự tử trong xã hội đa văn hóa cần những nỗ lực đa chiều. Việc phòng chống tự tử hiệu quả cần có những cách tiếp cận đa chiều để tạo ra nhiều cách để ngăn ngừa tự tử trong bối cảnh văn hóa- xã hội. Những người có thể đóng góp vào việc ngăn ngừa tự tử bap gồm: các chuyên gia chăm sóc sức khỏe, các cán bộ xã hội, nhà nghiên cứu, giáo viên, cảnh sát, người đứng đầu các tôn giáo, văn hóa, các nhà chính trị, các tình nguyện viên; bạn bè và người thân của những người đã mất vì tự tử. Tóm lại, phòng chống tự tử là công việc của tất cả mọi người, vì thế tất cả mọi người đều có thể đóng góp.

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Worldwide


The Mankind Project

To the men of The ManKind Project, our families, our communities:

The Mental Health Resource Team invites and urges you to participate in World Suicide Prevention Day. On September 10, groups, communities, and organizations all over the world will be meeting and supporting each other in learning about suicide, learning how to prevent it, and learning how to deal with its aftermath.

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Light a candle
near a window at 8 PM
on World Suicide Prevention Day
to show support for suicide prevention
to remember a lost one loved through suicide and for the survivors of suicide.

Last year, thousands of people across the world found this to be a simple, yet special, way to observe World Suicide Prevention Day.


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Bloggers Unite

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World Suicide Prevention Day will be celebrated again on September 10, 2011

It is our third annual event at Bloggers Unite.

The themes of the last two years of the World Suicide Prevention Day have focussed on suicide prevention in different cultures across the world.

This year's theme aims at raising awareness of the fact that all countries in the world are multicultural.

Many countries harbour different minority groups, in the form of various indigenous and/or immigrant groups, refugees and/or asylum seekers.

Some countries comprise many different ethnic groups due to artificial borders having been drawn by former colonial powers. This means that in all countries there are a variety of ethnic and religious groups living in the same society.

The event provides an opportunity to remind people that suicide is influenced by cultural, religious, legal, historical, philosophical and traditional factors.

Suicide is a leading cause of death for people under 25 . Every year 1 million people die each year of suicide.

We at Bloggers Unite have the opportunity , because of the diversity of the members to join with IASP and WHO to focus public attention on suicide across the world.

With the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), WHO and other partners advocate for the prevention of suicidal behaviour, provision of adequate treatment and follow-up care for people who attempted suicide, as well as responsible reporting of suicides in the media.

Members will be writing posts on suicide and suicide prevention in their part of the world.

The organizer is an online consumer health educator.


BlogTalkRadio - April Cline Radio Show

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. My co-host, Barb Hildebrand, lost her husband to suicide. I lost my son to suicide. Together we will interview others who have experienced the same loss, how they have survived the loss and how we can help prevent suicide.

1.800.273.TALK if you're suicidal.

Sat, Sep 10, 2011 12:00PM

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Take5ToSaveLives.org

On behalf of the members of the National Council for Suicide Prevention (NCSP), I am pleased to share with you our efforts to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day 2011.

To assist in those efforts and to increase participation in the International Association for Suicide Prevention's WSPD, we have updated the website and online event from last year as a way of encouraging even more people to join the suicide prevention movement.

<Take5ToSaveLives.org is our way of helping get people involved in easy ways. This year's new Take5 website incorporates a new multi-cultural approach that embraces and invokes the IASP's them of "Preventing Suicide in Multicultural Societies." It also includes a link to the National Lifeline Gallery where people can find stories of hope and recovery. We hope people find it engaging, easy to use and that you will share it with as many people as possible.


Facebook

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Cobh Event for World Suicide Prevention Day


More activities will be listed as they are submitted.

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