World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September, 2013 - Activities

World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 - Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention


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Albania


Kosovo


Vetëvrasja është një fenomen që dita ditës po shënon rritje në Kosovë. Këtë e pohojnë zyrtarë policorë të cilët thonë se që nga paslufta e deri në vitin 2012-të, janë evidencuar 786 raste të vetëvrasjeve dhe 2494 raste të tentim-vetëvrasjeve. Ndërkaq ekspertë të psikologjisë thonë se faktorët që ndikojnë në rritjen e kësaj dukurie janë gjendja ekonomiko-sociale, depresioni, tranzicioni në shoqëri etj.

Vetëvrasjet dhe tentim-vetëvrasjet në Kosovë sipas statistikave që mban Policia e Kosovës kanë shënuar rritje në vitet e pasluftës.

Zëdhënësi i Policisë së Kosovës, Baki Kelani, i tha Radio Kosovës se sipas të dhënave të evidencuara, numri i vetëvrasjeve është në rritje, sidomos ai i tentim-vetëvrasjeve.

”Në kuadër të Policisë Kosovës, më saktësisht në kuadër të sistemit të bazës së të dhënave të Policisë së Kosovës janë evidencuar të gjitha rastet që raportohen në Policinë e Kosovës. Ndërsa në këtë rast, nëse i referohemi statistikave të tentim-vetëvrasjeve dhe vetëvrasjeve, në Policinë e Kosovës, që nga themelimi, nga 99 deri në 2012-të, janë evidentar 2494 raste të tentim-vetëvrasjeve dhe 786 raste të vetëvrasjeve. Si moshë e përfshirë në rastet e tilla të veprave penale janë nga mosha 18 deri në 40 vjeç“, tha Kelani.

Ndërkaq se pse ndodhë kjo dukuri në rritje në vendin tonë, këtë për Radio Kosovën e shpjegojnë psikologët. Aliriza Arenliu, psikolog thotë se shkaktarët që e shtyjnë personin në këtë akt, ndryshojnë nga individi në individ.

“Faktorët më rrezikues që shpijnë deri te vetëvrasja, janë problemet e ndryshme të shëndetit mendor, apo çrregullimet e ndryshme psikiatrike si skizofrenia, depresioni, çrregullimet e personalitetit dhe abuzimi i substancave, këta janë faktorët më rrezikues. Ndërsa, sa i përket grupmoshave, aty i kemi dy koncepte, njëra është tentimevetëvrasje që është faktor rrezikues për vetëvrasje e që janë kryesisht moshat e hershme. Në vendin tonë, ne kemi një trend më ndryshe në krahasim me vendet tjera, ku numri i vetëvrasjeve, fatkeqësisht është më i lartë mes grupmoshës nga mosha 25 -45vjet, ku njihet si mosha më produktive e njerëzve”, tha ai.

Edhe psikiatri Bujar Berisha, mendon se faktorët e vetëvrasjes janë të natyrës psikosociale. Ai thotë se vetëvrasja si fenomen ekziston prej kohësh, por në aspektin kulturor vetëvrasja në Kosovë nuk ka qenë një zgjidhje e problemit.

“Faktorët që ndikojnë në vetëvrasje janë të shumtë. Mipëpo faktori psiko-social është një prej faktorëve kryesor që ndikon në rritjen e vetëvrasjeve. Në disa punime shkencore, thuhet se në vendet e varfra, depresioni është më i shtuar dhe kjo vjen si pasojë e përkrahjes sociale dhe jetës në familje më të gjerë”, tha ai.

Në këtë kontekst duhet shtuar se roli i shoqërisë dhe familjes është kyç sa i përket parandalimit të vetëvrasjeve, prandaj edhe psikologët mendojnë se rastet duhet trajtuar në mënyrë profesionale me ekspertët e psikologjisë dhe të shëndetit mendor.

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Argentina

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Buenos Aires


PInforme Español

Report in English

Celebration Program
September 10, 2013
WORLD DAY AND NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic Argentina, Diagonal Julio A. Rock 782-Buenos Aires - Argentina.

CAMPAIGN FOR DISSEMINATION AND NETWORKS

Programa Español

Program in English


Rio Gallegos


Rotary Club of Rio Gallegos, located at Avenida General Sureda Villarino - City of Rio Gallegos - Santa Cruz Province - Argentina. (More Southern city where the event takes place on September 10th)

Programa Español

Program in English


Australia


StandBy is a National Partner with Suicide Prevention Australia Vote 1 Suicide Prevention Campaign

For further information about National StandBy Response Service World Suicide Prevention Day Activities contact: Jill Fisher National StandBy Coordinator Ph. + 61 (7) 5442 4277; Mob.0458 406 640; Email: jfisher@unitedsynergies.com.au

Canberra, Australia Capital Territory


Professor De Leo will be the key note speaker at the Let’s Talk: Young People and Suicide Prevention Forum on 2 September 2013. The forum will target parents and others supporting young people and will focus on suicide risk factors for young people: reading warning signs, discussing suicide with young people, help seeking and self-care.

The Forum will be held in the Music Auditorium, Narrabundah College, Jerrabombrah Avenue, Kingston, Canberra Australia from 7:00-9:00 pm.


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 13th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: The Terrace at the Memorial

Lifeline Canberra

Contact: Vasili.Skountzos@act.lifeline.org.au
Other: After the walk, The Terrace at the Memorial will be open for Breakfast.

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StandBy Canberra is collaborating with Canberra After Suicide Support for the Canberra Remembrance Ceremony.


Branxton, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 8th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: Miller Park- BBQ Area

branxton

Contact:rach19278@hotmail.com
Details:There will be a BBQ breakfast with tea and coffee.


Broken Hill, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: Sunrise
Meeting place: Lions Reserve, corner of Blende and Bromide Street

broken hill

Contact:fundraising@lifelinebrokenhill.org.au
Details: All participants will meet at the Lions Reserve and walk to McDonalds for breakfast.


Cessnock, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 10.00am
Meeting place: Memorial Park - Near Hunter TAFE, North Ave and Darwin St Cessnock

cessnock

Contact: cathylawson13@yahoo.com.au

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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 8th September 2013
Time: 9.00am
Meeting place:Park Beach Reserve, Park Beach Road

coffs harbour

Contact:ashleighfrostll@bigpond.com
Details:There will be a market stall throughout the day at Harbour side Markets at the Jetty Coffs Harbour.


Cronulla, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 9th September 2013
Time: 10.00am
Meeting place: Monro Park

cronulla

Contact:admin@scw.org.au
Details:Walkers can purchase coffee and snacks from a nearby cafe after the walk and we will meet at Monro Park to share coffees and a conversation after the walk.


Evanshead, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 5.00am
Meeting place: Evanshead, Lookout

evanshead

Contact:kylieathome@optusnet.com.au


Grafton, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 8.30am
Meeting place: See Park

grafton

Contact:ashleighfrostll@bigpond.com
Details: Gathering and speeches will take place at Memorial Park where the walk ends.


Macarthur, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 8.00am
Meeting place: The Australian Botanical Gardens, Mount Annan

macarthur

Contact:lampardt@lifelinemacarthur.org.au
Details: Entry via Mount Annan Drive. Light morning tea provided to attendees.

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Maclean, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 8.30am
Meeting place: McLachlan Park, River Street, Maclean

maclean

Contact:barbara.rigg@bigpond.com


North Nowra, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 5.45am
Meeting place:Greys Beach Reserve

north nowra

Contact:c.leslie@llsc.org.au


Parramatta, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place:153 George Street, Parramatta

parramatta

Contact:poppy.krallidis@ucmh.org.au
Details:Morning Tea will be provided after the walk.


Penrith, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7 September 2013
Time: 11.00am
Meeting place: Memorial Ave

penrith

Contact:jmcgarrity1@bigpond.com
Details: Starting point will take place at the Old Log Cabin Hotel for reflection, if anyone would like to share their story or say a few words. The walk will then continue around the Nepean River. There will be light refreshments halfway through the walk, finishing up back at the starting point. The walk will take approx. 1 - 1.5 hours.


Port Macquarie, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10 September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: 1 Horton Street, Port Macquarie

macquarie

Contact:marketing@lifelinemidcoast.org.au

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St Peters, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 21st September 2013
Time: 11.00am
Meeting place: Cyclist Centre Sydney Park Rd, St Peters

st peters

Contact:emma.obrien@live.com.au


Sydney, New South Wales


30 August 2013: Suicide Prevention Australia launched a social media campaign on Friday 30 August in advance of WSPD to help raise awareness of suicide through Facebook and Twitter. The campaign asked people to visit www.wspd.org.au to 'vote' for suicide prevention. The campaign is supported by 15 organisations who are working with Suicide Prevention Australia with a detailed communication plan for promoting WSPD in Australia.

Revitalised wspd.org.au website! Suicide Prevention Australia have a vibrant and accessible website for World Suicide Prevention Day. This includes a place for community groups to advertise their events, downloadable resources for groups to use at their WSPD events, and a comprehensive Get Help section.

10 September 2013: Suicide Prevention Australia is hosting an event on World Suicide Prevention Day at the Black Dog Institute. Guest speaker is the Hon Kevin Humphries MP, Minister for Mental Health.

Sue Murray, CEO
Suicide Prevention Australia
Australia, Sydney NSW


Woolgoolga, New South Wales


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 7.00am
Meeting place: Woolgoolga Reserve

woolgoola

Contact: lisanic@live.com.au
Details: After the walk, there will be a BBQ Breakfast available.


Alice Springs, Northern Territory


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 7.00am
Meeting place: Meet behind the Senior Citizens (Wills Tce opposite Todd Tavern) at the path intersection by the river

alice springs

Contact:laurel.duffell@mhaca.org.au
Details: Breakfast 8am - 9am (at the meeting place above), Reflective ceremony: 8.30am - music, laying of flowers and speeches, 9.00am - meditative Yoga


Darwin, Northern Territory


StandBy NT Top End is supporting the Darwin World Suicide Prevention Day Community Event in collaboration with local organisations.


Fannie Bay, Northern Territory


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 8th September 2013
Time: 6.00am
Meeting place: Lake Alexander, East Point Reserve, Fannie Bay

fannie bay

Contact:admin@lifelinetopend.org.au


Birtinya Sunshine Coast, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 7.30am
Meeting place: 1 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya Sunshine Coast (park area)

birtinya sunshine coast

Contact:kelly.h@suncare.org.au
Details:Walk around Kawana Lake followed by coffee & chat.

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StandBy Sunshine & Cooloola Coasts will host the Annual Sunshine Coast Community Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday 14th September at ‘Picnic Point’ Cotton Tree commencing at 9.00 a.m.

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Brisbane, Queensland


Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) will be hosting a World Suicide Prevention Day forum:

Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention
Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2013, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Venue: Christie Conference Centre, 320 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

Attending will be Queensland's newly appointed Mental Health Commissioner, Dr Lesley van Schoubroek. Dr van Schoubroek will also launch AISRAP's latest report into suicide in Queensland.

Presentations include:

In addition to this, there will be:

Program

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Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 15th September 2013
Time: 10.00am
Meeting place: Kangaroo Point Brisbane

brisbane

Contact:lee-anne.borham@uccommunity.org.au
Details: Meet at the BBQ facility at the East end of Lower River Terrace, Kangaroo Point. Walk along the walk path that follows the river to the Good Will Bridge and then return to the start point for morning tea. Homemade cakes will be provided and a coffee van will be on site to purchase beverages for morning tea.

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The National StandBy Response Service will launch the National StandBy Response Service Report 2013 on Monday September 9 at United Synergies Ltd. in Tewantin and is a guest speaker at the Australian Institute of Suicide Research World Suicide Prevention Day Forum in Brisbane on Septmeber 10.


Bundaberg, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: Sunrise
Meeting place: Bargara street scope decking

bindaberg

Contact:jeanine.sabic@uccommunity.org.au


Cairns, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10 September 2013
Time: 5.15am
Meeting place: Cairns Esplanade

cairns

Contact:mandy.kliszewski@uccommunity.org.au

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StandBy Far North QLD is partnering with Lifeline Out of the Shadows Walk at Cairns including entertainment provided by people with lived experience of suicide


Capalaba, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 2.00pm
Meeting place: Capalaba Regional Park

capalaba

Contact:n1cky83@hotmail.com
Details:Afternoon Tea, Coffee Van, and BBQ will be available.


Gold Coast, Queensland


Raylee Taylor, Chair of Care For Life, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Care For Life: Suicide Prevention Assoc. is offering the community a Free Seminar with the theme Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention.

This seminar will be held at the Upper Coomera Community Centre, the Cnr of Reserve Rd & Abrahams Rd, Upper Coomera. Date

7th September 2013, time 9am - 1.30pm.

Guest speakers will present and service providers will be on hand to provide information on services avialable in the community. We this year are also launching a new resource for young people. a Smart Phone APP, enabling young people through their mobile phones to make contact with information and service providers who can support and assist them.

Each year we offer this seminar based around the theme from IASP. Our aim is to educate the community in suicide prevention.

We are also on the 14th September holding a day for young people called, 'Check it Fest,' aimed at encouraging young people to check on their friends to make sure they are okay.

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Gympie, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 12.00pm
Meeting place: A and M Lehman Park Gympie

gympie

Contact:ruth.polley@uccommunity.org.au


Hervey Bay, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: Urangan Pier

hervey bay

Contact:Pat.Consen@uccommunity.org.au

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StandBy Wide Bay Burnett is partnering with Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows Walk at Hervey Bay.


Innisfail, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 6.00am
Meeting place: Fitzgerald Esplanade and Alice Street, Innisfail

innisfail

Contact:donnaoneill68@gmail.com


Ipswich, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 14th September 2013
Time: 8.30am
Meeting place: Queens Park, Ipswich

ipswich

Contact:Karen.prestidge@uccommunity.org.au
Details:Meeting will take place at the Nerima Gardens Car Park at 8.30am.Morning tea will be provided after the walk.


Mareeba, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: Mareeba Heritage Museum Centre

mareeba

Contact:carolyn.696@hotmail.comDetails: A light breakfast will be provided

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Maroochydore, Queensland


THE SUNSHINE COAST/CABOOLTURE COMMUNITY

Suicide Bereavement Remembrance Day
Saturday 14th September 2013
10am–12.00 midday at Picnic Point, Maroochydore, Queensland,Australia
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To remember those who have been lost through suicide in our communities and to acknowledge those bereaved family members, friends and associates living beyond suicide

The day will feature the words and thoughts of people bereaved by suicide and other guest speakers. Activities on the day will include a brief ceremony; this will be followed by the release of doves and an 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.


Mount Isa, Queensland


StandBy North West Central QLD is supporting the Mount Isa World Suicide Prevention Day Community Event in collaboration with local organisations


Townsville, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 6.00am
Meeting place: Strand Park, North Ward Townsville

townsville

Contact:cathie.anderson@uccommunity.org.au


Tully, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 9.00am
Meeting place: Tully Support Centre- 54 Bryant Street, Tully

tully

Contact:shanegreenwood@tullysupportcentre.com.au
Details:A free community BBQ will be provided upon completion of the walk for participants and community members. Water, Tea and Coffee will also be available.


Urangan, Queensland


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light. Date: 21st September 2013 Time: 9.00am Meeting place: Dayman Park, Urangan
urangan

Contact:racheldoherty@bigpond.com


Clare, South Australia


On Monday night, 9 September 2013, we will be speaking to a crowd of 150+ at the University of Adelaide about suicide awareness and prevention on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day. We have designed our own glow in the dark wristbands with the words 'It's Time to Talk' embossed in blue. The following day we will be attending a candle ceremony in the city of Adelaide after which we will be interviewing individuals on the subject of suicide prevention and suicide bereavement and creating a video for YouTube. Read more about our activities on www.facebook.com/CMDrift

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Walking with family and friends around local waterway. Bringing photos of those lost to suicide.

1000am Mawson Lakes 10/09/2013
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Clare, South Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 8.00am
Meeting place: Carpark below Artisans Table, Wendouree Road, Clare
clare

Contact:clare@cnorthhealth.com.auDetails: Meeting at carpark below Artisans Table and walking along the Riesling trail. You can complete either a 2km or 4km walk at own pace. Tea, Coffee and cake will be available to purchase after walk at aprox 9am.

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Mount Gambier, South Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 7.30am
Meeting place: Mel Hirth Lookout

Lifeline Canberra

Contact: 08 8723 2299
office@lifelinese.com.au


Nuriootpa, South Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 6.00pm
Meeting place: Carpark behind Vine Inn Hotel

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Port Agusta, South Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 12.00pm
Meeting place: Headspace, 16-20 Railway Parade, Port Augusta

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Contact:dmcrae@cnorthhealth.com.auDetails: Healthy snacks and water at end of walk.</p>

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Burnie, Tasmania


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10 September 2013
Time: 6.00pm
Meeting place: Burnie Park

burnie

Contact:tenisha.jones@hotmail.com


Devonport, Tasmania


StandBy North/North West Tasmania is supporting the World Suicide Prevention Day Community Event in collaboration with local organisations in Devonport.


Hobart, Tasmania


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 13th September 2013
Time: 6.00am
Meeting place: Cenotaph, Domain

lifeline tansmania

Contact: Kate.Taylor@lifelinetasmania.org.au
Other: Water, juice, muffins and fruit will be provided on the day.

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StandBy Southern Tasmania is collaborating with Lifeline’s Walk out of the Shadows & Community Gathering in Hobart.

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Ballarat, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 14th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: Lake Wendouree foreshore - Rotunda near Pipers Restaurant

ballarat

Contact: 0402 789 672
kdunn@lifelineballarat.com.au
Other: Breakfast will be supplied by Rotary and beautiful coffee and tea can be purchased by a local coffee van


Beaconsfield, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 21st September 2013
Time: 12.00pm
Meeting place: Akoonah Park Berwick

beaconsfield

Contact:sallywebber1970@hotmail.comDetails: There will be a sausage sizzle after the walk with the lighting of candles and a minutes silence.


Bendigo, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Ceremony: 6.15am
Walk: 6.15am
Meeting place: Lake Weeroona, Napier Street, Bendigo

bendigo

Contact: 03 5443 1330
llcv@bigpond.net.au

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StandBy Loddon Mallee is supporting the Bendigo World Suicide Prevention Day activities and entertainment in collaboration with the local SPAN Network, Council and local organsiations.


Brighton, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 21st September 2013
Time: 12.00pm
Meeting place: Akoonah Park Berwick

brighton Au

Contact:sallywebber1970@hotmail.comDetails: There will be a sausage sizzle after the walk with the lighting of candles and a minutes silence.


Geelong, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 8th September 2013
Time: 10.30am
Meeting place: Barwon Valley Park, Belmont

geelong

Contact:lorelle_reece@bigpond.com
Details: There will be a sausage sizzle after the walk.


Gippsland, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 7.30am
Meeting place: Morwell

gippsland

Contact: 03 5136 3500
dawngilbert@llg.org.au
Other: Meeting at the Rose Garden in Morwell and walk to Lifeline Gippsland in Church Street Morwell. A free cooked breakfast will be provided.


Melbourne CBD, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 8 September 2013
Time: 8.30am
Meeting place: Morell Bridge, Alexandra Ave Melbourne

melbourne

Contact: kerry.dawson@wesley.org.au
Other: After the walk, The Terrace at the Memorial will be open for Breakfast.


Western Australia


One Life – One Community – One World -Suicide Prevention Awareness Day 10th September 2013 The Western Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy, 'One Life' has an overall aim to improve the mental health and well-being of all people in Western Australia by working with communities to build resilience and sustainability around suicide prevention.

Website: www.onelifewa.com.au

The Western Australia communities of the North and Central rural Wheatbelt have worked with the One Life Community Coordinator, to host a series of events with an over arching message One Life - One Community – One World and commonly themed events.

The key messages:

have been made into stickers which will be put on takeaway coffee cups in cafes in Toodyay, Beverley, Northam, York and Moora.

Messages in the community

Cafes in the following communities are displaying posters with positive life messages and stickers with the following messages on takeaway coffee cups 9th and 10th September.
Messages -
-Treasure Life
-Live Hopefully
-Every life is precious
-Support is out there

Cafes
Toodyay Café - Toodyay
Kumquot Mae Café – Moora
Lucy’s Tearooms – Northam
Café Beverley – Beverley.

One Life- One Community- One World North and Central Wheatbelt CAP events are celebrations of life and the acknowledgment of loss and the giving of love and support for those who have suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one through suicide.

Saving One Life at a time

We have sent a link on all our advertising and posters to connect in with the rest of the world through -Visit the World Suicide Prevention Day - Light a Candle at Near a Window at 8pm on World Suicide Prevention Day page www.iasp.info/wspd


Derby, Western Australia


StandBy West Kimberley is supporting the World Suicide Prevention Day Community Event in Derby in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan Service auspiced by Anglicare WA. The event will feature songs that were created during a recent StandBy community workshop.


Karratha, Western Australia


StandBy Pilbara is providing a World Suicide Prevention Day Display and remembrance activity in collaboration with OZ Help and other local organisations in Karratha.


Rosebud, Victoria


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light. Date: 28th September 2013 Time: 9.00am Meeting place: Rosebud pier foreshore, Rosebud
rosebud

Contact:garrick.l.hocking@gmail.com

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White Hills, Victoria


For those bereaved by suicide-
Offering a place to celebrate & grieve your loved ones.
This open day is an opportunity to families, friends, anyone in the community that has been bereaved by suicide.
Share your photos, Sing/play a song/music, read a poem or open letter or display your art work to or about your loved ones.

Silent reflection & remembrance only time @ 10- 11am & 2-3 pm & 6-7 pm.
Refreshments: Tea, Coffee, Water, Biscuits, Cake & Fruit. Bring Your Own Lunch & or Dinner.
Date 10th September 2013 National Suicide Prevention Day Time 8:00 am to 8:00pm . Cost: By Donation
Where: Langley Hall: 484 Napier Street, White Hills, Victoria, Australia 3550
Contact - Jeanette OBrien Loddon Mallee StandBy Response Service at Bendigo Community Health Services (03)5448 1600


Beverley, Western Australia


Hosting a Hope Wall – Community Resource Centre- Beverley 9th and 10th September Hope Wall - Sticky notes to be provided for people to write messages on related to their awareness of prevention, loss, moving forward, dreaming, ideas etc.


Bunbury, Western Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 10.30am
Meeting place: Vampfit, 9 Elliot Street, Bunbury

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Contact:amanda@southwestvetlink.wa.edu.au
Details: We will open with a reflection in the Vampfit group fitness room, commence the walk and then return for people to pin photos or commemorative poems, words on a pin up board and share a tea/coffee and morning tea in a safe reflective space in the Vampfit group fitness room.


Freemantle, Western Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 7.30am
Meeting place: Wesley Central, Market St.

freemantle

Contact: antonia.bordoni@fremantleheadspace.com.au


Geraldton, Western Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light.
Date: 10th September 2013
Time: 9.00am
Meeting place: Foreshore

geraldton

Contact:bellababy_93@hotmail.comDetails: Water and sandwiches will be provided after the walk.


Jurien, Western Australia


Silent Walk – Jurien Bay beach front near Café
7am-7.30am – community silent walk in honour of those the community have lost through suicide and to show support and love for bereaved friends and family.
7.30am – Light the candle ceremony to acknowledge those we have lost to suicide.
7.30am – 9am Beach BBQ - hosted by WA Country Health Service.


Kings Park, Western Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 5.30am
Meeting place: Kings Park Perth

Kings Park

Contact: 9261 4414
fundraising@lifelinewa.org.au


Northam, Western Australia



Safety Bay, Western Australia


Join us as we walk out of the shadows and into the light
Date: 8th September 2013
Time: 8.00am
Meeting place: Waikiki Beach

Safety Bay

Contact: peng.elec@bigpond.com


Toodyay, Western Australia



Swongan Hills, Western Australia


Community breakfast - Wongan Hills Shire will host a One Life Community breakfast, a perfect time of the year and a perfect location.

7:30am – 9am –BBQ and remembering Tuesday 10th September.
Place: Mt O'Brien, Wongan Hills is 10km from Wongan Hills on the Wongan-Piawaning Road.

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Austria

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in German


Linz and Vienna


This year the Crisis Intervention Center Vienna will host a press conference together with the Telephone Counselling Service Upperaustria. Information on barriers to suicide prevention will be discussed and the Austrian National Suicide Prevention Concept SUPRA will be presented.

Additional to this press conference the prevention project "Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Medicine" will be continued. With this prevention project the Crisis Intervention Center Vienna aims to support General Physicians in their practice when being confronted with suicidal patients. Most people suffering from suicidal ideations who look for help, primarily contact a General Practitioner. The project enhances the physicians competence in diagnosis, management and treatment of suicidal patients using lectures and offers contact in case of difficulties with this sensitive issue.


Belarus


Minsk


On Suicide Prevention Day, Belarusians Speculate On High Rate

Belarus ranks among the countries with the highest rates of suicide worldwide, following Greenland, South Korea, Lithuania, Guyana, and Kazakhstan, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. As countries observe World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, RFE/RL's Belarus Service asked people in Minsk for their opinions on the country's alarmingly high suicide rate.


Belgium

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in French

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Dutch


Bruxelles


MARDI 10 SEPTEMBRE 2013, à 20h30 :
Conférences et discussions, avec le DR. JEAN-PAUL MATOT, pédopsychiatre et membre de la Société belge de psychanalyse : "L'enjeu adolescent : déconstruction, enchantement et appropriation d'un monde à soi" (titre de son récent ouvrage paru aux PUF, collection "Le Fil rouge", 2012)

Website


Leuven


New book: "Suicide and Suicide Prevention among the Elderly."

Suicide among the eldery remains an underrecognized problem in many countries. This book, written in Flemish/Dutch, provides comprehensive information for professionals working with suicidal elderly as well for the social network of elderly people. The book include chapters on definitions and epidemiology, suicidal process, risk and protective factors, warning signs, risk assessment and crisis intervention, and prevention and postvention. Fourteen authors from various professional backgrounds contributed chapters to this volume.
Title: Suïcide en Suïcidepreventie bij Ouderen.
Published with the support of the Suicide Prevention Program of the Mental Health Centres.
Editors: Karl Andriessen and Anke Bonnewyn (KU Leuven - University of Leuven).
Publisher: Kluwer.
Publcation date: September 2013.
Info: Karl Andriessen, Belgium.


Uccle


Conférence du Dr Jean-Paul Matot | L'ENJEU ADOLESCENT - Déconstruction, enchantement et appropriation d'un monde à soi


A partir de sa pratique et de sa clinique, le Dr Jean-Paul Matot, Pédopsychiatre, Professeur à l'ULB et Directeur de la Revue de Psychanalyse, nous aidera à comprendre comment il est possible de soutenir l'adolescent dans ce processus psychique et physique complexe.

L'adolescent, dans le passage vers un monde où ce qui lui est proposé ne lui appartient pas en propre, doit, pour se sentir « soi-même », pouvoir retravailler la matière première de son enfance, la déconstruire.

Ce mouvement comporte des risques : du côté des adultes, celui d'une confusion entre déconstruction et destructivité ; du côté des adolescents, celui d'un au-delà de la déconstruction objectale. Aussi la déconstruction a-t-elle besoin du relais des univers magiques, qui estompent la césure entre dehors et dedans, réel et imaginaire ; ces espaces de l'enchantement, qui protègent les adolescents de la passivation et permettent la transformation de l'omnipotence, sont ceux des mondes intermédiaires, d'Alice à Harry Potter.

Déconstruction et enchantement traversent le rapport des adolescents à leur corps, à la famille, à la technologie et aux institutions, et soutiennent la vitalité du développement. Ils renouvellent les repères traditionnels des processus psychiques adolescents en les liant au potentiel créateur de cet âge, et ouvrent les perspectives de l'aide et des soins destinés aux adolescents et à leurs familles.

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Centre Culturel d'Uccle au 47 de la rue Rouge :
mardi 10 septembre 2013 à 20h30.

Inscription souhaitée au 02/650.08.69 ou via cps@preventionsuicide.be P.A.F. : 5 € sur place ou par virement au 310-0190501-79


Brazil

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Portuguese


Ceará


O Programa de Apoio à Vida (PRAVIDA), um projeto de extensão da Universidade Federal do Ceará irá realizar no dia 08 de Setembro de 2013, às 08h, na Beira-Mar, a 4ª edição de sua Caminhada PRAVIDA. A Caminhada, parte integrante de um conjunto de atividades promovidas internacionalmente para o Dia Mundial de Prevenção ao Suicídio, tem como objetivo tornar a população de Fortaleza informada e atenta acerca da temática do suicídio, sua recorrência e implicações para o indivíduo e para a sociedade, procurando esclarecer diversos mitos e tabus que cercam o “falar sobre” o suicídio. O principal foco é esclarecer que a prevenção do suicídio é possível!

The Aid to Life Program (PRAVIDA), an extension project of the Federal University of Ceará will hold on September 8, 2013, at 8am, Beira-Mar, the 4rd edition of its PRAVIDA Walk. The walk, which is part of a set of activities promoted internationally for the World Suicide Prevention Day, aims to make the population of Fortaleza informed and thoughtful about the issue of suicide, its recurrence and implications for the individual and for society. The main focus is to clarify many myths and taboos surrounding suicide and show that suicide prevention is possible!


João Pessoa, Paraíba


A Ability, comprometida em discutir conhecimentos e práticas que agregam valores nos âmbitos da educação e saúde, está promovendo a 2a edição do Fórum Regional Sobre Comportamentos Suicidas: Identificando os Sinais, para oferecer ao nosso público um espaço para identificar os sinais, aprofundar a discussão sobre o comportamento autolesivo e atos suicidas (tentativas de suicídio e suicídio consumado), sua prevenção e tratamento.

Local: Auditório do Espaço Cultural do UNIPÊ, em João Pessoa-PB
Datas: 09/08/2013 - tarde e noite - das 14h00 as 21h00
10/08/2013 - manhã e tarde - das 08h00 as 18h00

Mais informações: https://sites.google.com/a/abilityconsultoria.com/ii-forum-regional-de-comportamentos-suicidas/home

Nome: Andrea Tavares (psicóloga)
João Pessoa, Paraíba. Brasil


São Paulo


Caminhada Noturna pela Valorização da Vida - Venha Caminhar e conhecer um Pouco do CVV - dia 12/09 as 20hs em frente ao Teatro Municipal de São Paulo.

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Santa Efigênia Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais


We will conduct the "I Symposium Day World Suicide Prevention: Stigma: an important barrier for Suicide Prevention" at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, with the following programme:

DAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2013

8:00 to 12:00

Table 1 - Diagnosis and management of suicidal behavior: knowledge on combat stigma

Coordinating table: Alexandre Aguiar (Raul Soares Institute-FHEMIG) 1. What is suicidal behavior? - Vivian Zicker 2. Who commits suicide? - Felipe José Nascimento Barreto (HC-UFMG) 3. Risk factors and protective factors for suicidal behavior - Marina Maciel (HC-UFMG)

13:00 to 15:00 hours

Table 2 - Which patients are at higher risk of suicide?
Coordinating table: Héloïse Delavenne Garcia (UFMG) 1. Suicidal behavior in psychiatric disorders-Fernando Neves (UFMG) 2. Suicidal behavior associated with non-psychiatric medical illnesses-Paulo Henrique Teixeira Prado (UFMG) 3. Suicidal behavior in the general hospital-Maila Castro L. Neves (UFMG)

15:30 to 18:00 hours
Table 3 - Stigma
Table Coordinator: Cynthia Satiko Fuzikawa (UFMG)

1. Psychiatric disorders and violence-Alan Passos de Freitas (AAP MG) 2. Chemical dependency and free will-Frederico Garcia (UFMG) 3. The brand embodies the fear of madness? - Renato Diniz (Raul Soares Institute-FHEMIG, PUC MG)

19:30 hours

Closing conference open to the public

Coordinator: Dr Mauricio Leão (AMP)
Stigma and prevention of suicidal behavior, Humberto Correa (UFMG)

Maila de Castro L. Neves and Humberto Correa

Mental Health Department,
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil Avenida Prof. Alfredo Balena,190 sl 2002 Santa Efigênia Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fax: 55-31- 3409 9785
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Canada


Calgary, Alberta


World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 - The Centre for Suicide Prevention Calgary Alberta

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, based in Calgary, Alberta, will be hosting three free suicide prevention workshops, including our own Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention and Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children workshops.

In addition to attending our free workshops, you can participate in our information campaign. In the week leading up to Sept. 10, we will be tweeting and posting trivia questions about suicide! Our twitter handle is @cspyyc, and we'll use the #wspd hashtag.

We’re also offering a free downloadable poster, available here

Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop
Date: September 10, 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Fee: FREE
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children
Date: September 10, 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Fee: FREE
Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
safeTALK: suicide awareness
Date: September 12, 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Fee: FREE
Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Please visit our websiteto register.


Grande Prairie, Alberta


Suicide Prevention Resource Centre serving Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, and surrounding communities. For September 10th, we will be launching a new video created for the Men at Risk Program during a luncheon with all stakeholders and media. This video will be available to reach men in Trades, Industry and Agriculture who are isolated, it will be used to promote the Men at Risk Program, and is an educational tool helping to remove the stigmas around mental illness and suicide. We also plan to promote our existing programs to increase awareness of the services we provide to our communities. During that week we are also planning a walk/cycle "Into the Dawn" activity that is being organised by a local group of survivors, with our support and help. Cycling distances will be added to the "Cycle around the World" distance. This year is all about lifting the shroud of darkness around suicide. It is about enlightening, shedding light and clarity of vision.


Sundre, Alberta


September 10, 2013

Sundre Call to Action is hosting "Walk in Memory Walk for Hope" starting at 5pm at the Sundre Community Centre.

Join us as we walk to encourage conversation about suicide prevention, to provide information and hope, and to foster prevention through wellness.

5pm - Free BBQ supper, memory wall, visiting 6pm - Speeches, followed by a community walk

Sundre Call to Action Facebook Page


Cambridge, Ontario


Self Help Alliance, 1-9 Wellington St, Cambridge, 11am - 2pm

"Let's Talk About It"

Join us to learn about support services in Cambridge, hear from people with lived experience of suicide behaviours and mental health and participate in our Gift of Life Garden. Light refreshments available.


Hamilton, Ontario


We are hosting "72 Hours for Life" in partnership with Living Rock and Live Bravely in Hamilton Ontario Canada. We are doing an outreach to youth and allies. We are reclaiming the concept of Suicide Watch. We are having 72 Hours of training, reflection and action...SafeTALK training, workshops, Freestyle Friday with Dr. Jerry Johnston, author of "Why They Die", Music and sharing at the Memorial Tree for those who have died by Suicide and art expression. On World Suicide Prevention Day, we are showing "To Save a Life" Movie at Citadel Theatre.


Kitchener, Ontario


4:30 - 7:00pm
Kitchener City Hall

4:30pm - Charity BBQ sponsored by M&M Meats
6:00pm - Butterfly release
6:30pm - Guest speakers: Youth Mentors
7:00pm - Closing remarks

Supported by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council www.wrspc.ca

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London, Ontario


London-Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council, in Ontario, Canada, invites you to join us for the 8th Annual Lifting the Silence Memorial Walk in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day.

For details, please visit us at www.lmspc.ca

Lifting the Silence Memorial Walk is an annual event in memory of loved ones lost to suicide.

When: September 10th, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

Where: Victoria Park, Downtown London, ON

Why: To honour the lives of those lost to suicide

This year's theme: Stigma – A major barrier to suicide prevention

Highlights of this year’s event include:

Welcome performance by The Allens: winners of the 2012 Local Album of the Year by 94.9 CHRW

Smudging ceremony by Bill Hill R.P.N, BSW, MSW, to open the evening’s program

Keynote speaker Mitch Lesperance B.Ed., MSW

Survivor Brent Hebert shares his experience and honours the life of his brother Alex, followed by a musical performance

Reading of the names: honouring those we have lost to suicide

Closing remarks followed by a musical performance by Brent Hebert

Please bring a pair of new or gently used shoes to donate to those in need.

LMSPC will have on display its Photo/Story exhibit in which survivors of suicide share their personal stories.

The Photo/Story exhibit was inspired by: "Collateral Damage: Images of Those Left Behind" a national project by Scott Chisholm, which will be a book of portraits, website & gallery exhibition telling the stories of people who have lost a loved one by suicide.


Ottawa, Ontario


Each year on September 10th, a commitment to saving lives brings together communities from across Canada and around the world. World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is also an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on those who died by suicide and to support those bereaved because of it.

This year, the national theme for WSPD is "Hope and Resiliency at Home and Work", and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is proud to be partnering with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) to promote this day.

WHEN: 11:30 am-1 pm ET
Tuesday September 10, 2013

WHERE:
Parliament Hill (front lawn)
111 Wellington St
Ottawa, ON

The MHCC and CASP will be co-hosting an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON, to:

All Canadians are invited to join us on the Hill!

For more information, visit MHCC or www.suicideprevention.ca


Toronto, Ontario


Patient Safety and Mental Health: Expanding Our Notions of Patient Safety
Friday, September 20, 2013
Toronto, ON

As patient safety in the field of mental health continues to gain momentum, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), is pleased to present the 6th annual conference on Patient Safety in Mental Health. This conference will provide an opportunity to hear about current strategies to address some of the critical patient safety issues in mental health from national and international leading experts.

The conference is geared to staff at all levels who work in the areas of patient safety, mental health and risk management.

This conference will look at:

For more information or to register now please visit:
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Halifax, Nova Scotia


2013 Halifax World Suicide Prevention Day Walk

Sunday Sep 8 2013, 1-3pm
Location:
Address:Victoria Park
Phone:902 466 6600
The 2013 Halifax Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day will be taking place this Sunday (September 8th, 2013) at 1:00 pm (sharp!).

The message of World Suicide Prevention Day is that there is hope; when members of the community work together, we can create communities that are safer from suicide.

The Walk will begin at Victoria Park (on the corner of South Park St. & Spring Garden Rd. (across from the Halifax Public Gardens)) and will proceed down Spring Garden Rd., turn left onto Barrington St., ending at City Hall in Grand Parade, with info booths, refreshments and guest speakers.

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

*If your group or organization is interested in organizing an information booth at the event, please contact us at Communities Addressing Suicide Together (CAST) for more information - T:902 466 6600, E:katelyn.cmhans@bellaliant.com.

Suicide prevention is everyone's business, so please take a step - with many others - toward addressing suicide in Nova Scotia!

For more information, email crolfe62@hotmail.com or contact us at CAST - T:902 466 6600, E:katelyn.cmhans@bellaliant.com.

We hope to see you there!

KATELYN BESSETTE
Program Coordinator: Communities Addressing Suicide Together (CAST)


Canadian Mental Health Association, NS Division
63 King Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2R7

T: 1.902.466.6600 TF: 1.877.466.6606 F: 1.902.466.3300
Email: katelyn.cmhans@bellalia


2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in French


Coral Harbour, Nunavut


My name is Myra Netser we will be at the hall in coral harbour nunavut canada. it is not really decided yet as to how were goin to have games and elders will speak to the public.


Gatineau, Québec


Gatineau | le 10 septembre 2013
Midi-documentaire : Moi aussi j'ai des rêves
Adresse :
Suicide Détour
181, rue Notre-Dame
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2J6

Date : le 10 septembre 2013 Heure : 12h-13h
Description :
Des itinérants de Gatineau, qui vivent d'aide sociale, se sont donné comme objectif d'économiser en vue d'un voyage à Cuba l'hiver prochain.

Une vingtaine de sans-abri participent à cette expérience organisée par des intervenants du Gîte-Ami. Chaque volontaire mettra 45 dollars par mois de côté et participera à des campagnes de souscription pour financer son voyage.

Selon Nancy Martineau, qui œuvre auprès des itinérants, ce projet, bien qu'il puisse déranger des gens, va permettre aux sans-abri de se fixer des objectifs.


Nous voulons, en cette Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide, offrir aux gens la possibilité de prendre conscience de l’abondance qui les entoure et les amener à apprécier la vie comme l’ont fait les gens qui ont participé au projet dans le documentaire.

Venez dîner avec nous ! (goûté fourni)



Contact : Suicide Détour
181, rue Notre-Dame
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2J6
819 441-1010

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Gatineau | le 10 septembre 2013
Soirée d'information pour les futurs bénévoles - Suicide Détour
Adresse :
Suicide Détour
181, rue Notre-Dame
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2J6
819 441-1010



Date : le 10 septembre 2013 Heure : 17h-18h
Description :
Nous profitons de la Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide pour inviter les gens à s’impliquer pour aider à réduire le nombre de suicide dans la région. Parce que nous croyons que l'action bénévole amoindri les risques de passage à l'acte chez une personne suicidaire en lui offrant soutien, réconfort et en l'accompagnant dans son cheminement de recherche de solutions. Nous croyons également que de nombreux suicides peuvent être évités par des mesures de sensibilisation de la communauté.<.p>

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  2. But de la rencontre
  3. Présentations
  4. Ordre du jour
  5. Présentation de Suicide Détour
  6. Le bénévole
  7. Période de question
  8. Prochaine étape
  9. Remerciement- Fin de la rencontre

Venez en grand nombre ! Parce qu’il est urgent d’agir!

Il est possible de prévenir le suicide !

Contact :
Suicide Détour
181, rue Notre-Dame
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2J6
819 441-1010


Rimouski, Québec


Rimouski | le 10 septembre 2013
Marche pour la vie - Rimouski
Adresse :
Rassemblement à la Salle Desjardins-Télus
25, rue Saint-Germain Ouest
Rimouski

Date : le 10 septembre 2013 Heure : 17h
Description :
Considérant que nous avons tous un rôle important dans la prévention du suicide, nous vous invitons à marcher avec nous le 10 septembre prochain. Le rassemblement aura lieu à 17 heures à la salle Desjardins-Telus. Le départ de la marche se fera à 17h30. Le trajet de 2,2 kilomètres est d’une durée d’environ 30 minutes
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À la suite de la marche, nous vous attendons pour un léger goûter dans le hall de la salle Desjardins-Telus.

En espérant marcher à vos côtés,
L’équipe du Centre de prévention du suicide et d’intervention de crise du Bas-Saint-Laurent
Contact :
Visitez notre page Facebook de La Marche pour la vie 2013 en cliquant sur le lien suivant :
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/647884318556463/

Centre de prévention du suicide et d'intervention de crise du Bas-St-Laurent
418-724-4337
centredecrise_bsl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca


Cayman Islands


The Cayman Islands will acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day with a series of academic sessions, public forums and youth events organized by the Public Health Department next week.

Events from Sept. 11 to 13 will focus on strengthening people’s mental, physical and spiritual wellness, while attempting to reduce the stigma associated with suicidal behaviors.

Minister for Health Osbourne Bodden encouraged the public to support World Suicide Prevention Day, which is officially observed on Sept. 10. This year’s theme is “Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention.”

“On World Suicide Prevention Day, I hope that communities across the Cayman Islands will encourage co-workers, family and friends to help promote hope and resiliency and reduce the number of persons suffering from suicidal behavior,” Mr. Bodden said.

Arline McGill, a psychiatrist with the Health Services Authority, explained that World Suicide Prevention Day helps generate public awareness and action.

“Through the three activities provided this year we seek to educate, stimulate and empower community members to become more involved in the battle against hopelessness and premature death,” she said.

The first event, titled “The Challenge of Being Happy,” begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at St. Matthew’s University and will feature academic discussions on suicide prevention and overcoming chronic sadness.

On Sept. 12, a community empowerment public forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Mary Miller Hall. “Moving On” will focus on life after attempted suicide. Related discussions will also target the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

The final event, on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Family Worship Centre, is titled “The Art and Science of Happiness.”

This event will help young people to better appreciate themselves, organizers said. Topics will include how to accept and work through unresolved issues, and how to make physical, emotional and spiritual choices that will increase their happiness.


Reducing stigma

Dr. McGill explained that education, the focus of World Suicide Prevention Day, is the first step in reducing the stigma against mental health problems.

She said that the community must play a role in helping those struggling with mental health issues.

“A social ethic driven by compassion and not power will allow many currently marginalized persons to participate in and find purpose in the society,” she said, reminding the public that many academically brilliant people have struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide.

“That does not mean they have no valuable contribution to make to a community,” she added.

According to Dr. McGill, the reluctance to discuss suicide stems from the historical treatment of people struggling with mental health issues.

“In the Caribbean, mental illness was originally thought to be only familial and so the first response would be to protect the family name and the family’s social prospects,” she said, explaining that the fear of social repercussions meant many families kept mental health issues to themselves.

“In addition, since medications were not available before the 1950s, any such problem would lead to incarceration in a lunatic asylum and no return to normal society,” Dr. McGill said.

Suicide rates have increased 60 percent over the last 40 years worldwide, according to statistics released by the World Health Organization.

Preventable

WHO estimates that nearly one million people a year commit suicide. This figure does not include attempted suicides, which are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides. The organization says most suicides can be prevented.

“There is a need to aim for what is called secondary prevention,” Dr. McGill said, explaining that people who notice a friend, relative or colleague becoming overwhelmed by stressors should be supportive.

“Encourage them to seek counseling help from one of the many therapists available,” she said. “If they lose the ability to function or the will to live, make contact with a physician or, in severe cases where there is risk of harm to self or others, the emergency services of the hospitals or the 911 service.”

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Chile

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese - Traditional


Tarapaca

PDI: entrega consejos para prevenir suicidios

El martes 10 de Septiembre es el día internacional de la prevención del suicidio, por lo cual la Policía de Investigaciones de Chile entrega recomendaciones a la ciudadanía para prevenir esta causa de muerte.

Sgún la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) en un informe elaborado el año 2012 el suicidio es una de las 20 causas de muertes más importantes a nivel mundial, en todas las edades. La PDI entre el año 2006 al 2012 a nivel nacional a participado en 6.666 concurrencias de muertes por suicidios, correspondiendo 81,3% de estos a hombres y 18,7% a mujeres, siendo el segundo delito más investigado por las Brigadas de Homicidios, encontrándose entre las modalidades más utilizadas el ahorcamiento, arma de fuego, precipitación, ingesta medicamentosa y arma cortante. La Región de Tarapacá no es ajena a esta realidad según manifiesta el Jefe de la Brigada de Homicidios de la PDI en Iquique Comisario Paulo Villanueva Muñoz “Para la Policía de Investigaciones de Chile es fundamental prevenir a la comunidad sobre los distintos tipos de delitos y su evolución, sobretodo aquellos hechos que atenten contra las personas como es el caso del suicidio, es así que en el año 2012 en la Región de Tarapacá se registraron 18 suicidios, 11 en la comuna de Iquique y 7 en Alto Hospicio, del total 4 fueron mujeres y 14 hombres, siendo la causa de muerte en el 85% de los casos el ahorcamiento. En lo que va del año 2013 hemos concurrido y trabajado 16 suicidios, de los cuales 10 se han registrado en Iquique, 2 en Alto Hospicio y 1 en Pozo Almonte, manteniéndose el porcentaje la causa de muerte por ahorcamiento.”

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China

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese - Traditional


Beijing


The activities will be conducted in Beijing on the World Suicide Prevention Day as listed here:

  1. Hold a workshop of cognitive behavioral therapy for professionals to improve the treatment level of suicidal patients;
  2. Receive various media's interview to promote the public awareness of the importance of suicide prevention;
  3. Conduct community-based and university-based public education, including distributing booklets of suicide prevention, providing free psychological counseling and public lectures on suicide prevention

Jinan, Shandong


I will light Candles near some windows at 8 PM to show my support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one, and for the survivors of suicide, and thanks supports from attempted suicides and family from suicides in our suicide prevention research.

Cunxian Jia
Jinan, Shandong
China


Colombia

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Yopal


Yopal celebrará el día mundial para la prevención del Suicido

El martes 10 de septiembre se celebra el día mundial para la prevención del Suicido y la Secretaría de Salud Municipal, con la Línea de Salud Mental, se unirá a esta actividad con un Stand informativo en la plazoleta central de la Alcaldía.

A través de este stand se informará a la comunidad sobre los servicios que se vienen prestando y sobre los signos y síntomas a tener en cuenta en una persona con ideación suicida, “pues gracias a la notificación oportuna y a las charlas de promoción y prevención que viene llevando a cabo la línea de Salud Mental para el año 2013 se ha evidenciado la disminución de este flagelo” aseguró Uverleydi Salcedo López, coordinadora de la Línea de Salud Mental.

En el año 2011 se notificaron 4 casos, en el 2012 fueron 12 casos y en lo transcurrido del año 2013, se han registrado 5 casos de suicidios consumados.

Según la OMS "en los últimos 45 años las tasas de suicidio han aumentado en un 60% a nivel mundial. El suicidio es una de las tres primeras causas de defunción entre las personas de 15 a 44 años en algunos países, y la segunda causa en el grupo de 10 a 24 años; y estas cifras no incluyen los tentativas de suicidio, que son hasta 20 veces más frecuentes que los casos de suicidio consumado".

Por esta razón, cabe resaltar que los trastornos mentales (especialmente la depresión y los trastornos por consumo de alcohol) son un importante factor de riesgo de suicidio; sin embargo, tiene especial importancia la conducta impulsiva. El suicidio es un problema complejo, en el que intervienen factores psicológicos, sociales, biológicos, culturales y ambientales; por ello, debemos conocer y reconocer estos factores de riesgo.

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Croatia

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Croatian


Virovitica


Obilježen Svjetski dan prevencije samoubojstava
Hrvatska udruga za prevenciju suicida HUPS u subotu, 07.09.2013., obilježila je Svjetski dan prevencije samoubojstava. Na prigodnoj uličnoj akciji koja se održala od 10-12 sati ipsred Gradske knjižnice i čitaonice Virovitica djelili su se promotivni materijali i građani su se informirali o tome što je stigma prema samoubojstava i pozivalni da obilježe dan davanjem podrške, paljenjem svijeće u blizini prozora 10.rujna u 20h. Tema svjetskog dana prevencije samoubojstva 2013. je "Stigma: velika barijera u prevenciji samoubojstava".

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Denmark

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Danish


Aalborg


One day seminars in Odense, Copenhagen and Aalborg.
Several churches around the country: Memorial services - services of remembrance for bereaved by suicide.


Copenhagen


Verdensdag for Selvmordsforebyggelse 10. september 2013
Dato: 10-09-2013 12.30-15.30
Sted: Kristineberg 3, lokale 5.03, 2100 København Ø
Tilmelding:

International Association for Suicide Prevention afholder i samarbejde med WHO verdensdag for selvmordsforebyggelse. Over hele verden afholdes arrangementer for at tydeliggøre, at selvmord stadig er et stort problem, og at en forebyggende indsats er nødvendig. Også i Danmark markeres dagen ved at sætte fokus på selvmordsadfærd og forebyggelse. I år er der fokus på selvmordsadfærd hos børn og unge.

Program:

12.30 Velkomst, Overlæge Lisbeth Hagenbøl

12.40-13.00 Beskrivelse af børn og unge fra BUC, afdeling Bispebjerg, med selvmordsadfærd, v/ psykolog Tina Dam Kristensen

13.00-13.10 Pause

13.10-13.50 Oplæg om etniske unge, v/ Etnisk Konsulentteam, Socialforvaltningen, Københavns kommune

13.50-14.10 Pause

14.10-14.35 Dialektisk adfærdsterapi for unge – et pilotprojekt, v/ psykolog Tina Dam Kristensen.

14.35-14.50 Pause

14.50-15.10 Børn og unge med selvmordsadfærd, oplæg fra Livslinien

15.10-15.30 Uddeling af Werther prisen – mediepris for god journalistisk dækning af selvmordsproblematikken og Nordentoft prisen – en pris til en praktiker, som har ydet en prisværdig indsats indenfor selvmordsforebyggelse

Der serveres kaffe, te, frugt og kage

Tilmelding
Senest den 1/9-13. Send mail til astrid.tanja.brundbjerg.pedersen@regionh.dk

Alle er velkomne!

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Sankt Johannes Kirke, Blegdamsvej 1, Nørrebro Copenhaven, Denmark 10. september 2013 kl. 20


Odense


COUNTRY: DENMARK
CITY: ODENSE

NAME: Verdensdag for Selvmordsforebyggelse 10. september 2013
Sted: Festsalen på Syddansk Universitet,Teknisk Fakultet Niels Bohrs Allé 1, 5230 Odense N.

09.00 – 12.00: Velkomst og introduktion til dagen, forkvinde for NEFOS, Elene Fleischer

Frokost - mulighed for at købe mad i Universitets kantine

13.00 – 16.00:

Baggrunde for ensomhed blandt studerende – Ensomheden skyldes ikke blot et svagt subjekt Eline Liafi , Specialestuderende i Socialt Arbejde, AAU

Afrunding på dagen ved forkvinde ved NEFOS, Elene Fleischer

Arrangementet er gratis!
For alle faggrupper og frivillige samt studerende, der målrettet arbejder med selvmordsforebyggelse. Tilmelding senest den 30.08.2013 til enten:
charlotte.thorhauge@rsyd.dk eller: kontakt@nefos.dk

Arrangementet sker i et samarbejde mellem:

Center for Selvmordsforebyggelse, Region Syddanmark.
Tlf.: 6541 4108 - Website

NEFOS, Netværket for Selvmordsramte.
Tlf.: 6312 1226 - Website

PIO Psyk Info Odense.
Tlf.: 63750875 - Website

Syddanske Studerende


El Salvador


Depresión causa 50% de suicidios en El Salvador

En el marco de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Prevención del Suicidio, el MINSAL realiza un foro sobre esta problemática.

En El Salvador, el 50 % de casos de suicidio se deben a la depresión, reveló esta mañana en Ministerio de Salud (MINSAL).

Otros causas del suicidio están relacionadas al alcoholismo (25 % de los casos), esquizofrenia (10 % de los casos) y otros factores no detallados (otro 10 %), detalló el MINSAL, indicando que, en lo que transcurre de 2013, se registran 835 intentos de suicidio y 6,261 atenciones por depresión en El Salvador.

En el marco de la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Prevención del Suicidio, el MINSAL realiza hoy un foro sobre esta problemática, en el que se han hecho públicos algunos datos que inquietan a las autoridades sanitarias. Por ejemplo, se saber que en el país, por cada persona que logró suicidarse, existen 20 personas más que lo intentaron, según las cifras oficiales.

Asimismo, a escala centroamericana, la tasa de suicidio pasó de un 10.3 a 13.5% por casa 100 mil habitantes de 20 a 35 años, durante el presente año, de acuerdo con organismos regionales.

La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) detalló que la intoxicación, armas de fuego y asfixia son los métodos que más se utilizan en la región para cometer suicidio. En Centroamérica por cada persona que se suicida, existen 10 más que intentan quitarse la vida, detalló la organización.

Otro dato que preocupa a las entidades internacionales de salud, específicamente a la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), es que una persona se suicida en el mundo cada 40 segundos.

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Fiji


Suva


Dr Nirvana Karan
St Giles Hospital,
Suva,
Fiji Islands

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day awareness activities, we have organized a "Light a Candle Memorial Service" to show support for suicide prevention and remember loved lost ones and survivors. As part fo the program, spiritual leaders from different religious backgrounds will give their perspectives on how to reduce stigma and suicide prevention. Survivors of attempted suicide will also give testaments followed by lighting of candles to show solidarity and support for suicide prevention.

In addition, in the following week we have organised a oratory and poster competition for high school students on Stigma and Suicide Prevention as a community.

We are also using various talkback shows on radio to highlight this pressing problem facing young adults especially and to create awareness on prevention and services available to ask for help.


France

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in French


Paris


L'UNPS fait son 1er village associatif à Paris

Le 9 septembre 2013, veille de la 11ème journée mondiale de prévention du suicide, l’Union Nationale pour la Prévention du Suicide – UNPS - crée un village associatif éphémère place de la Bourse dans le 2ème arrondissement de Paris. Cette journée sera, pour tous ceux qui le souhaitent, l’occasion d’échanger avec les membres des associations présentes, notamment sur les actions de prévention qui sauvent des vies. À l’initiative de l’Association Internationale pour la Prévention du suicide (IASP), en collaboration avec l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), la journée du 10 septembre vise à sensibiliser tous les États à la problématique du suicide.

Une vingtaine d’associations adhérentes à l’UNPS (1) seront présentes au village éphémère. Ses associations s’adressent à un public varié et ont des missions en rapport avec les différents enjeux de la prévention du suicide. Elles s’adressent aussi bien aux jeunes et aux adolescents, qu’aux adultes, aux personnes âgées de plus de 65 ans, aux familles, aux proches, aux personnes endeuillées, aux professionnels du secteur sanitaire et médico-social, aux professionnels concernés (éducation, justice, etc.), aux victimes de violence morale dans la vie privée, aux personnes qui ont besoin de soutien personnel ou professionnel, aux personnes atteintes de troubles psychiques, à celles et à ceux qui ont besoin d’être écoutés, informés, orientés, accompagnés, à celles et ceux qui s’interrogent sur leur orientation sexuelle, leur identité de genre, qui souffrent de maltraitance... Certaines associations proposent également d’intervenir en milieu scolaire et en milieu professionnel, d’autres d’élaborer des thérapies, de former les familles ou encore les professionnels. Ces associations réunies vous parlent d’un mal qui tue, chaque année, plus de 10 000 d’entre nous. En parler, c’est déjà faire un premier pas vers une prévention efficace du suicide.

Des associations membres de l'UNPS vous accueillent le 9 septembre de 10h à 17h,

Place de la Bourse dans le IIème arrondissement de Paris

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French Polynesia

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in French


Tahiti & Huahine


Activities of World suicide Prevention Day in Tahiti and Huahine, by SOS SUICIDE French Polynesia ( Website: www.sossuicide.pf

Phone Contact: +689 444 767 . Email: amadeo@mail.pf):

Activités réalisées lors des journées mondiales de prévention du suicide à Tahiti et Huahine organisées par l'Association SOS Suicide en Polynésie française:


Georgia

Due to the world suicide prevention day, In the Republic of Georgia, a group of volunteers is setting white balloons into the sky at precisely 10 pm UTC/GMT, there will also be informational leaflets spread among the attending crowd on the subject of suicide with the phone numbers of local crisis lines.

Kind Regards
Sophia Ninidze


Germany

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in German


Berlin


Berlin – 10. September 2013 – Zentrale Veranstaltung

“Ich danke dir, dass ich so wunderbar gemacht bin” (Psalm 139) Zentraler Ökumenischer Gottesdienst zum Gedenken an die Suizidtoten.

Als zentrale Veranstaltung verantaltet das nationale Suizidpräventionprogramm für Deutschland (NaSPro) dieses Jahr zusammen mit der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche wieder einen ökumenischen Gottesdienst mit Angehörigen verschiedenener Religionen.

Sie sind zu diesem Gottesdienst herzlich eingeladen.

10. September 2013 – 18:00 Uhr – Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche – Berlin

Allein in Deutschland sterben über 10.000 Menschen jährlich durch Suizid. Im Gottesdienst wird darüber nachgedacht, wie wir Menschen in suizidalen Krisen helfen können und was ihren Lebensmut stärken kann. Der 139. Psalm wird dabei Sprachhilfe leisten, auch für die Trauer von Angehörigen. Achtsamkeit soll gefördert, Vorurteilen und Stigmatisierungen entgegengewirkt werden.

Unter dem Psalmwort „Ich danke dir, dass ich so wunderbar gemacht bin“ feiern wir den Gottesdienst in evangelisch-katholischer Verbundenheit und laden auch jüdische und muslimische Sprecher ein. Mitveranstalter des zentralen Gottesdienstes für Deutschland zum Welt-Suizidpräventionstag sind das Nationale Suizid Präventions-programm und die Selbsthilfeorganisation Angehörige um Suizid (AGUS e. V.)..

Weitere Informationen

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Dresden


„Suizidalität im Kontext psychischer Erkrankungen“

Integration suizidpräventiver Maßnahmen in Klinik, Praxis und Gesellschaft

41. Herbsttagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Suizidprävention
& 27. Tagung der International Group for the Study of Lithium Treated Patients

Veranstaltet von der AG Suizidforschung der Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Uniklinik Dresden In Kooperation mit:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie des Krankenhauses Dresden Neustadt Psychosozialen Krisendienst der Stadt Dresden

Das Thema dieser Tagung „Suizidalität im Kontext psychischer Erkrankungen – Integration suizidpräventiver Maßnahmen in Klinik, Praxis und Gesellschaft“ widmet sich vor allem den neuesten Erkenntnissen über den Zusammenhang von seelischen Erkrankungen und dem Entstehen von Suizidalität aber auch den Möglichkeiten der Prävention suizidalen Verhaltens. Studien haben gezeigt, dass über 90% der Menschen, die einen Suizidversuch unternehmen oder sich das Leben nehmen, an einer psychischen Erkrankung leiden. Aus diesem Grunde soll der Fokus der Tagungen auf der Vermittlung von Kenntnissen über diese Erkrankungen, dem Zusammenhang zur Entstehung suizidalen Verhaltens und auf Maßnahmen zur Verhütung suizidaler Handlungen liegen.

Die in Symposien und Workshops behandelten Themen umfassen vor allem psychische Erkrankungen wie Depressionen, Manisch-depressive Erkrankungen, Erkrankungen des Alters aber auch Sucht und Schizophrenien. Auch andere medizinische Fachdisziplinen wie beispielsweise die Neurologie sollen zu Wort kommen. Wichtig ist uns auch die Präsentation sozialpsychiatrischer und gesellschaftlicher Aspekte.

Zielgruppen der Tagung sind neben den im medizinischen Berufsfeld tätigen Professionen wie Psychiater, Psychologen, Pflegekräfte, Allgemeinärzte sowie Mediziner anderer Fachbereiche alle Mitarbeiter unterschiedlicher Einrichtungen der Suizidprävention, Angehöriger anderer Professionen, die mit dem Thema Suizidalität konfrontiert sind, wie beispielsweise Pädagogen und Sozialarbeiter und selbstverständlich Betroffene und Angehörige.

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Düsseldorf


Düsseldorf – 8. September 2013 – Gottesdienste

Information zu Gottesdiensten anlässlich des Weltsuizidpräventionstages am 10.9.2013

Im Jahr 2003 hat die Weltgesundheitsorganisation erstmals den 10. September zum Welt-Suizid-Präventionstag ausgerufen. Die WHO reagierte damit auf die weltweit ansteigende Anzahl von Suizidversuchen.

Seit 2009 begehen die Kirchen in Düsseldorf diesen Präventionstag gemeinsam mit der Initiative Tabu Suizid e.V. Die Kirchen feiern seitdem mit den Mitgliedern der Initiative und mit Hinterbliebenen von Suizidopfern einen ökumenischen Gottesdienst.

In diesem Jahr werden wir das Anliegen von Tabu Suizid zum zweiten Mal in die evangelischen und katholischen Sonntagsgottesdienste aufnehmen.

Der zentrale evangelische Gottesdienst wird am 8.9. um 10.00 Uhr in der Johanneskirche stattfinden und von Center TV übertragen. Er wird von Pfarrer Hans Lücke zusammen mit Pfarrer Scheven und Betroffenen gestaltet. Im Anschluss an diesen Gottesdienst ist eine Begegnung mit Betroffenen und mit Mitarbeitern der Initiative Tabu Suizid geplant.

Auch in Unterrath/Lichtenbroich wird am 08.09. ein Gottesdienst zum Thema stattfinden. Er wird von Pastor Ulf Steidel, Leiter der Telefonseelsorge gestaltet.

Stellvertretend für die gesamte Katholische Kirche in Düsseldorf wird es am 8.9. einen speziell gestalteten Gottesdienst um 11.15 Uhr in St. Margareta, Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, geben. Den Gottesdienst und die Predigt wird Pfarrer Dr. Wolfgang Reuter, Klinikseelsorger am LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf und Koordinator der Behinderten- und Psychiatrieseelsorge in Düsseldorf / Rhein-Kreis Neuss, halten.

Die evangelische und katholische Kirche in Düsseldorf, speziell die katholische und evangelische Klinikseelsorge am LVR-Klinikum, wie auch die ökumenische Telefonseelsorge in Düsseldorf und die Notfallseelsorge, teilen und unterstützen seit langem die Anliegen der Initiative Tabu Suizid. Ein weiterhin wichtiger Schritt in die kirchliche Öffentlichkeit sind die zentralen Sonntagsgottesdienste, zu denen wir herzlich einladen.

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Düsseldorf – 10. September 2013 – Infostände

Menschen in Not können in Düsseldorf auf ein großes Netzwerk an Hilfsangeboten zurückgreifen. Allerdings wissen suizidgefährdete Menschen, Betroffene und deren Angehörige oft nicht, an wen sie sich bei Fragen oder Problemen wenden können.

Anlässlich des Weltsuizidpräventionstages stehen Ihnen das Gesundheitsamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf und eine Vielzahl an der Suizid-Prävention beteiligter Institutionen am Dienstag, den 10. September von 10 – 17 Uhr auf dem Heinrich-Heine-Platz (vor dem Carschhaus) als Ansprechpartner mit ihrem jeweiligen Unterstützungsangebot zur Verfügung.

Darüber hinaus haben Sie die Möglichkeit, den Düsseldorfer „Wegweiser in Krisen- und Notsituationen, Hilfen für Betroffene und Angehörige“, kennenzulernen. In dieser kostenfreien Übersicht finden Sie Adressen und/oder Telefonnummern zu Hilfen rund um die Uhr, zu Telefonseelsorge, Kliniken, Fachdiensten und Beratungsstellen sowie weiterführende Informationen und Internetangebote.

Ansprechpartner:
Psychiatriekoordination, Telefon: 0211.89-94965

E-Mail: sucht-psychiatriekoordination@duesseldorf.de

http://www.duesseldorf.de/gesundheitsamt/aktuelles/index.shtml

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Düsseldorf – 14. September 2013 – Thementag

Wenn die Psyche erkrankt

5. Thementag – 14. September 2013 -13:00 bis 19:30 Uhr

LEBENSKRISEN
SUIZID-PRÄVENTION
Initiative Tabu-Suizid e.V.
“Gegen die Mauer des Schweigens”

Veranstaltungsort: Bürgersaal des Bürgerzentrums Bilk an den Bilker Arcaden Bachstraße 145 40217 Düsseldorf Der Veranstaltungsort ist barrierefrei!
Eintritt frei. Wir erbitten eine Spende. Vielen Dank!

13.00 Uhr Begrüßung

13.30 Uhr „Tertiärprävention durch ein Nachsorge- Projekt bei Suizidversuchen“

14.30 Uhr „Ergotherapie“ Bedeutungsvolle Betätigungen zur Krisenbewältigung nutzen!

15.30 Uhr „Suizidprävention mit alten Menschen“

16.30 Uhr „Seltsam im Nebel zu wandern …“

17.30 Uhr „Selbsterfahrung mittels Selbsthilfean- leitung „Die Klopftechniken der Energetischen Psychologie“

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Flensburg


Flensburg – 10. und 12. September 2013 – Öffentliche Veranstaltungen

Öffentliche Veranstaltung
Dienstag, 10. September 2013
von 10:30 bis 12:30 Uhr

Lichtblick Flensburg e.V. (Life) und die
Psychiatrische Klinik der DIAKO laden ein am

Diakonissenkrankenhaus Flensburg
Fliednersaal 1

Moderation Frank Helmig

10:30h Begrüßung durch die Vorsitzenden von Life
10:35h frz. Musette und Tango von Sönke Thomsen und Ewald Bopp
10:45h Begrüßung durch Rektor Pastor Wolfgang Boten
10:50h Grußwort der Stadtpräsidentin Frau Swetlana Krätzschmar
10:55h Irina Michel: das von Aktion Mensch geförderte Life- Projekt
11:10h Susanne Baron: Suizidprävention durch Life in der Schule
11:20h weitere Musikstücke mit Akkordeon und Flügel von S. Thomsen u. E. Bopp 11:30h Olga Kirchhöfer: Suizidprävention an der Efgrafov Klinik in Pensa
11:45h Ute Wollny: Begleitung von depressiven Klienten
12:00h Diskussion, Gespräche und Musik

Die Mitwirkenden: Susanne Baron ist Vorstandsmitglied von Life; Pastor Wolfgang Boten ist der Rektor der DIAKO; Dr. Frank Helmig ist Chefarzt der Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie; Olga Kirchhöfer ist Oberärztin der Psychiatrischen Klinik; Swetlana Krätzschmar ist die Stadtpräsidentin von Flensburg; Irina Michel ist hauptamtliche Projektleitung des Life- Projekts von Aktion Mensch; Peter Lorenzen und Verena Balve sind Vorsitzende von Life; Dr. Sönke Thomsen und Dr. Ewald Bopp sind ehem. Oberärzte der Kinderklinik; Ute Wollny ist Ehrenamtliche bei Life.

WSPD 2013 Einladung

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Einladung zum Einzug in das neu Haus
12. September 2013

Empfang am 12. September zwischen 11 und 13 Uhr
in der Schloßstraße 4

Das Haus aus dem 17. Jh. hat schöne Räume, die sich gut eignen zu Ge- sprächen über Ihr Interesse und unsere Arbeit und Ziele. Besonders freu- en wir uns, wenn alle, die das Wachstum unseres Vereins mit Hilfen und Sympathie begleitet haben, dabei sein können.

Mit vielen Grüßen
und herzlich Willkommen!

Schloßstraße Empfang

Mitglieder und Vorstand von Lichtblick Flensburg e. V.


Hamburg


Hamburg – 7. bis 29. September – Ausstellung

“Und irgendwann ird auch deine Trauer Hoffnungsfäden spinnen”

Ausstellung in St. Jacobi

Ute Leser | Lyrik + Fotografie
Piet Morgenbrodt | Kontemplative Objekte
Vernissage: Sa. 7. September, 11:00 Uhr
Gedenkgottesdienst zum Welt-Suizid-Präventionstag mit Bischöfin Kirsten Fehrs Di. 10. September, 18:00 Uhr
Nacht der Kirchen: Sa. 14. September, 19 – 24:00 Uhr

Link zur Einladung

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Ghana

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Akan


Government urged to decriminalise suicide, as the World marks Suicide Day

Human rights campaigners and public health practitioners have been urged to put pressure on government to decriminalise suicide.

This has become necessary since various calls in the past for the decriminalisation of suicide have not yielded the desired result.

A medical practitioner at New Crystal Health Services Dr. Michael Ohene Tawiah Akonor who is making this call, said criminalizing suicide will only deter people who have attempted suicide to seek professional help. He said the tendency, therefore, for such people to attempt it again and succeed is high and will therefore erase any gains made towards reducing it.

Dr Akonor made the call ahead of the World Suicide Prevention Day which falls Tuesday, September 10 every year.

Section 57 (2) of Ghana's Criminal Code, 1960 (Act 29) states that "whoever attempts to commit suicide shall be guilty of a misdemeanour."

Dr Akornor, however, noted that such a law will only push people to the limit since they know that they could be jailed in a failed suicide attempt.

While urging government to decriminalise suicide, Dr Akonor, also wants colleague medical practitioners to join in the fight against suicide deaths.

He challenged medical professionals to be extra vigilant when treating patients with conditions such as terminal illness, acute stress reaction and post-traumatic stress depression since they are at a higher risk of contemplating and committing suicide. He said such patients should be shown extra love and care and referred to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists for specialist treatment.

Dr Akonor who is also the Director in charge of the Tema Branch of the New Crystal Hospitals noted that suicide is generally a mental health issue that can best be addressed by the mental health institutions in the country.

He said there was the need for them to do collaborative research so they can identify specific suicide tendencies and patterns to which targeted solutions can be offered.

This year's celebration is on the theme, 'Stigma: A major barrier to suicide prevention'. And speaking to it, Dr Akonor said a lot of people do not necessarily commit suicide because of an embarrassing situation, condition or circumstance, but rather because of the stigmatisation that they suffer.

He cited HIV/AIDS as one of the most common examples. He explained further that the availability of antiretroviral drugs for use by HIV/AIDS patients now makes it possible for them to live normal lives.

However, he said, when word gets out about their status, some people are not able to endure the stigmatisation that follow and therefore see death as the only way out.

Dr Akonor said this and other instances of stigmatisation are contributing to the reported high incidences of suicide in recent times. He therefore called on the society to be more tolerant and show more love and care to people with special challenges and uncommon medical conditions.

He also suggested the creation of helplines as a way of addressing suicide. Globally, helplines are increasingly being recognised as vital components of a suicide prevention strategy. Their effectiveness lies in the offer of accessible, convenient, and confidential support to people who are in crisis. He said having helplines can therefore attract suicidal persons to reach out for help at the most critical time and thus save their lives.

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Greece

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Greek


Athens


Στο πλαίσιο της Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας για την Πρόληψη της Αυτοκτονίας, στις 10 Σεπτεμβρίου, οργανώνονται από την ΚΛΙΜΑΚΑ σειρά εκδηλώσεων. Θα δοθεί συνέντευξη Τύπου, όπου θα παρουσιαστούν η επίσημη ελληνική έκδοση των οδηγών του Παγκόσμιου Οργανισμού Υγείας (ΠΟΥ), με τίτλο «Πρόληψη της Αυτοκτονίας: Μια πηγή ενημέρωσης για τους αστυνομικούς, τους πυροσβέστες κι άλλες υπηρεσίες πρώτης γραμμής» και «Πρόληψη της Αυτοκτονίας: Μια πηγή ενημέρωσης για τους επαγγελματίες των ΜΜΕ». Η ΚΛΙΜΑΚΑ, εξάλλου, θα είναι παρούσα, στις 24 με 28 Σεπτεμβρίου, στο Όσλο της Νορβηγίας, όπου πρόκειται να πραγματοποιηθεί το Παγκόσμιο Συνέδριο της Διεθνούς Ένωσης για την Πρόληψη της Αυτοκτονίας, που διοργανώνεται κάθε δύο χρόνια από τη Διεθνή Ένωση για την Πρόληψη της Αυτοκτονίας (IASP) «Πρόληψη της Αυτοκτονίας σε 5 ηπείρους- Καινοτόμες παρεμβάσεις και θεραπείες».

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Guatemala

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


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Guyana


Georgetown


Gov’t must lead in suicide prevention


As Guyana prepares to join the world next week to celebrate “World Suicide Prevention Day” on September 10, APNU yesterday called for Government to make a genuine effort to address this pressing problem.

Member of Parliament Dr George Norton said that for this year’s observance Government should be demonstrating a more dynamic leadership in curbing the spate of suicides in this country. He said that the administration’s complacency towards suicide contributes to the continuation of the crisis.

He said that he recalled back in 2000, when clinical and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Frank Beckles commissioned a landmark study entitled “The Shadow of Death: A recent study of suicides in Guyana, Incidence, Causes and Solutions” the findings aroused the government’s interest in this previously neglected sector of public health.

Dr Norton said that in Dr. Beckles’s study there had been 501 reported cases of suicide deaths between 1995 and 1999. The majority of those committing suicide were young males below the age of 35 years. He said that data indicated that suicide was the leading cause of death among young people age 15-24 and the third leading cause of death among persons age 25-44 with averages of between 150 to 200 deaths annually. Norton further stated that the APNU considers the PPP/C administration’s attempts to implement coherent strategies aimed at reducing and preventing the incidence of suicide to be unsatisfactory, unsubstantial and unsuccessful.

He said that the establishment of a National Committee for Suicide Prevention – NCSP – six years ago in 2007 under the chairmanship of the Minister of Home Affairs failed to curb the suicide epidemic.

“The so-called National Suicide Prevention Strategy, apparently, has been abandoned and something else needs to be done” Norton posited. Norton added that government needs to get more psychiatric staff in the various health centers around Guyana. He said that more focus needed to be placed on the rural areas.

APNU is calling for the administration to take the lead in the fight to prevent suicide. “The Government must use the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day next Tuesday to announce a new plan to deal with this crisis,” Norton stressed.

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Hong Kong

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese - Traditional


Name: Cherishing Life Microfilm Competition

City: Hong Kong

Aim: Promote suicide prevention through making and sharing microfilms with cherishing life topic

Details: Invite public including students from different levels and adults to join the competition by providing microfilms with 3-15 minutes. This event has large-scale promotion to schools, companies and public, even they may not participate in the event, may also notice the message of cherishing life.

We have invited a best actress of Hong Kong Film Awards and a director of best microfilm in China Central Television Competition as our judges. The champion microfilm of this competition may become our organization's promotion video in next year.

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An article on stigma and suicides will appear in the South China Morning Post, a popular Chinese newspaper. Also, a 7th September conference with the press council on media reporting and its contagious effect on suicide will be held. One 100 people are expected to attend.


Hungary

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Hungarian


Békéscsaba


Conference on September 10.
Hungarian Federation of Telephone Emergency Services together with Hungarian Psychological Association have planned a conference on World Suicide Prevention Day.

Theme of the presentations:


Iceland

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Hungarian


Reykjavík

10. september –
Alþjóðadagur sjálfsvígsforvarna:
Kyrrðarstundir í Reykjavík og á Akureyri
til að heiðra minningu þeirra
sem fallið hafa fyrir eigin hendi
Í tilefni alþjóðlegs dags sjálfsvígsforvarna þriðjudaginn 10. september n.k. verða haldnar kyrrðarstundir í Dómkirkjunni í Reykjavík og Glerárkirkju á Akureyri kl. 20:00.
Samkoman í Dómkirkjunni er á þessa leið:

Að lokinni athöfn í kirkjunni verður gengið niður að Tjörn þar sem kertum verður fleytt til að heiðra minningu þeirra sem fallið hafa frá fyrir eigin hendi. Samkoman er á vegum þjóðkirkjunnar, landlæknisembættisins, geðsviðs LSH, Nýrrar dögunar, Lifa, Hugarafls og Geðhjálpar.

Samkoman í Glerárkirkju er á þessa leið;

Eftir stundina verður kynning á starfi Samhygðar, samtaka um sorg og sorgarviðbrögð og LIFA, landssamtök aðstandenda eftir sjálfsvíg.

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India

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Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat


On the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day OM FOUNDATION organized the following activies-

  1. Group discussion for stress management and suicide prevention with INDIAN ARMY in BHUJ.Speaker person-Dr Devjyoti Sharma
  2. Parents and teachers training camp in BHUJ ARMY SCHOOL to recognized early signs of depression in students.Speaker person-Dr Devjyoti Sharma
  3. Banner of INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION in HINDI,GUJURATI and KUTCHI languages was made by Dr Devjyoti Sharma and we have use four types of IASP banners in ENGLISH, HINDI, GUJARATI and KUTCHI languages in our programme.
  4. News Paper Articles regarding suicide prevention.
  5. We have saved 301 lives by preventing suicides by providing free of cost counselling to the needy people with the help of our STOP DEPRESSION PREVENT SUICIDE HELPLINE-24Hrs.

Your's sincerely- Dr Devjyoti Sharma, President of OM FOUNDATION, Bhuj,Kutch, Gujarat, INDIA. Mobile No.9925267044


Calicut


THANAL SUICIDE PREVENTION CENTRE, CALICUT (India) is organizing the following activities in connection with the observance of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, 2013:

  1. A Street play on suicide and its prevention, highlighting the importance of uprooting the stigma attached, as per the logo suggested by IASP. This play will be enacted at 4/5 busy street corners in the city for the benefit of the public, during the day.
  2. A public meeting in the Town hall in which we plan to have participation of dignitaries like local Political leaders, Police officers and Literary people to spread awareness among the public.
  3. A book entitled “Suicide and its prevention” written in local language by Dr P N Sureshkumar, Secretary Thanal Foundation Trust, which covers all aspects of suicide like-causes,identification of suicidal persons, methods adopted, prevention strategy, myths and facts, and latest statistics- will be released
  4. Speeches by prominent leaders from three different religions are also organized on the topic “Suicides- from the point of view of religion”
  5. We are also spreading the message “ Light a candle near a window at 8 PM on 10th September as remembrance to the lost lives and to express support to the survivors.

Chennai, Tamilnadu


10th Suicide awareness program in Rajiv Gandhi Governement General Hospital, Chennai by Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Center of Excellence for Upper GI Surgery.

Stigma- A Major barrier to Suicide Prevention

Survivors of suicide become Patient volunteers in the act of Suicidal Prevention

Name: Prof S M Chandramohan
Address: 245, a, Tower 2 4th floor, Rajiv Gandhi Government general Hospital, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India- 600003


Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh


Organisation: www.makrofoundation.org / www.suicidehelpdesk.org/ www.makrofoundation.org/express
Phone number: 91-040-46004600
email id: aparna.adhikari@makrofoundation.org

WHO ARE WE?
Makro Foundation is a non profit organisation working for Suicide and Depression Prevention..and Promoting POsitive Mental Health.

Makro Foundation conducting a week-long drive on Suicide Prevention to commemorate 10th September 2013 – World Suicide Prevention Day from 1st September-10th September 2013.

In this regard we are organizing the 4th --2 K Depression Prevention Walk on 7th September 2013 to support the cause “Defeat Depression-Talk about it” to mark the World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2013. To raise awareness about the Depression which is treatable & preventable, if left untreated may lead to Suicide Death and to keep with the International theme Defeat Depression Talk About IT--reduce the stigma and discrimination.

Depression Prevention Walk is to show our solidarity towards people affected by Suicide. A Drive against the Discrimination and Stigma attached to Suicidal Thoughts” through a rally by Volunteers from Makro Foundation Group and other volunteer. The rally will start at YSR Statue Madhapur and end in the circular manner.

The details of events organized are as follows:

2/9/2013--11:00 am-12:00 pm---Session on Suicide Prevention in 2 Government Schools, 2 Telugu Medium Pvt School. Makro Foundation 300 students will be oriented
3/9/2013--11:00 am-1:00 pm--Session on Suicide Prevention in 3 Urdu Medium Schools Makro Foundation & COVA -300 students
4/9/2013--5:00 pm-6:00 pm -Suicide Prevention Session to Women.
Awareness at Traffic Junction.
5/9/2013--On Line campaign Social Media. Makro Volunteer Facebook, Twitter, Blog Marketing
6/9/2013-5:00 pm-6:00 pm --Awareness at Traffic Junction at Maitrivanam.
7/9/2013--3:00 pm-5:00pm -4th Corporate 2 K Walk on Depression. 1000 people
10/9/2013--Talk on Suicide Prevention in College.& Awareness at Traffic Junction --5:00 pm-6:00 pm.COVA & Makro Foundation

MAIN EVENT--Details of the Event: Depression Prevention- 2 K Walk (Gathering Point: Cellar Narayan College-
Date: 7th September 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
***Venue: YSR Statue - Madhapur
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.


Jammu & Kashmir


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
'THE-SARA' is Jammu & Kashmir based Registered non-profit organization working towards a society in which fewer individuals die by suicide. 'THE - SARA' is a non-religious, non-political and non-sectarian organization formed by a group of like minded people. The diverse group consists of Doctors, Businessmen, Artists, Housewives, Engineers, Teachers and Retired Government Employees.

MISSION:

  1. Crisis Support - services that provide immediate support to individuals at times of difficulty in their lives, and support for communities in the recovery of major events.
  2. Suicide Prevention - services that educate individuals and communities about suicide and offer appropriate support for those people who are at risk of suicide or bereaved by suicide.
  3. Mental Health Support - services that provide support for people experiencing mental illness and which offer reliable information and self help resources to empower people to take steps towards maintaining mental health and emotional well-being.

ACTIVITY ON WSPD 2013:

On the occasion of WSPD 2013 The - Sara would carry out pamphlet campaign on an issue "Learn Suicide Warning Signs" across the whole State.

Help to grow The - Sara suicide prevention community by liking our Facebook page & following @TheSara_Jammu on Twitter

emails: thesarajammu@yahoo.com thesarahelpline@yahoo.com
Phone No: +91-94191-91666

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Name - The Inner Call
Country - India
State - Jammu & Kashmir


The Schedule is to have awareness program in every district of the state (through colleges panchayat centers, etc) where in people would be made aware of mental health. Also a competition would be launched which would invite people to give their views related to mental health through write-ups, posters, short film /documentaries etc.


Regards
Secretary
The Inner Call

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Kerala


Varthamanam Daily, a prominent Indian daily in Malayalam will publish a series of articles on the theme.
Contact : EDITOR
Email.edit@varthamanam daily
Facebook : www.facebook.com/varthamanamdaily KERALA - INDIA

THE NEWSPAPER HAS WIDE CIRCULATION NOT ONLY IN KERALA , BUT IN THE WHOLE GULF ALSO


Khammam, Andhra Pradesh


I am sending links of WSPD activities photographs.

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With Regards
Dr.R.Sateesh Babu
Indian Representative IASP
KHAMMAM
ANDHRA PRADESH
INDIA


Kolkata


National Institute of Creative Performance Registered under Ministry of Home Affairs FC(R) Act, 2010 Govt. of India, Regd. No. 147120912 Registerd Under West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961, No. S/ 57155 Non-profit organization working towards the development of socio economic condition of the society. The Organization formed by a group of like minded people. The diverse group consists of Educationists, Businessmen, Artists, Housewives, Engineers, Teachers and Retired Government Employees.

24/4 Raja S.C. Mallick Road, Kolkata-700032 West Bengal, India, 9433811913, 03324123955,03324296139

Following week-long programme has been arranged from 10th - 18th September 2013 To aware people of our society about Positive thinking, Not to be Depressed and Not to Commit Suicide, To Enjoy colourful World, Attempting Suicide is not a crime but a treatable disease.

At Raygunge, Uttar Dinajpur, North of West Bengal, India 10th September 2013 A Silent Rally will be conducted with various message against Suicide at Raygunge, Uttar Dinajpur by a local organisation, Vivekananda Institute of Social Change with our collaboration. This Rally is expected to be started from Raygunge Coronation School gate at 11.00 a.m. and through Ghari More it will reach Swapnanir Bhaban. The Rally will follow by a discussion session by a video CD by Dr. Jakir Hossain, Kallol Basak, Soujen Sircar, Prasenjit Sarkar.

In Kolkata, India
13th September 2013
Near Jadavpur Police Station area
A Silent Rally to aware people of our society with various message against suicide and depression will start at about 11.30 a.m., and from 12.00 noon onwards. an awareness lecture session with a drama for preventing Suicide will continue at the Indumati Savagriha Hall, National Council of Education, Bengal, beside Jadavpur University.

In Coochbehar District, North of West Bengal, India 16th September 2013 An awareness session on Students’ Depression Management will be held at Nripendra Narayan Memorial High School for the students and their Guardians.

A Painting Workshop and Exhibition along with some awareness lectures by some expert persons of our society will be held from 9.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.to aware people about suicide and depression at Sahid Bag Maidan.

18th September 2013
An awareness session on Students’ Depression Management be held at Tufangunge Newtown Netaji Vidyalaya for the students and their Guardians.

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The Activities are :

Gargi Bhattacherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


Mumbai


I will be having a link open for all people who've written posts to increase awareness. Bloggers can add their posts to the link on my blog once the post is up tomorrow.writetribe.com

Corinne Rodrigues
Mumbai
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Pune, Maharashtra


Activities of day :
Morning Event: (09.00am to 12 noon)

Awareness in public places with help of NCC cadets and our existing volunteers. It will be carried out in crowded places and also on traffic signals. This will help in reaching people coming from various places. This activity will be carried out by groups of at least 10 people in each.
Evening Event: (4.30pm to 6.30pm)
Open discussion and place to share views on suicide related topics for the general public. The theme of the event will be same as IASP which is “Stigma: Major barrier to suicide prevention”. Major points which will be focused are:

  1. Survivors of suicide death.
  2. Survivors of suicide attempt.
  3. Youth: emotional distress and suicides.
  4. Ways to reach people in need of help.

This event will be carried out by group of our volunteers which will distribute this points within them. They will have to stand at the table having details of related point posted on walls along with pictures related to it. They will just have to speak on that issue for 2-3 mins and then the discussion will start. In which they will be free to discuss and place their personal views on the same issue.

Name: Connecting NGO, Dastur high school campus
Country: India
State: Maharashtra
City: Pune

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Secunderabad


SEVA - A FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING CENTRE
10, Padmaraonagar, Secunderabad - 500 025
Phone: +91 40 2750 4682
Mobile: +91 (0)9441778290
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PROPOSES AN AWARENESS WALK ON WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 At 6:30 AM
TANK BUND – From Vivekananda Statue to Ambedkar Statue and BACK

Suicide: A Cry for Help

“NOBODY LOVES ME….NOBODY CARES FOR ME…….”

How often has this thought crossed your mind? How often have you experienced a sense of loneliness and isolation ? How often did you feel that it’s not worth living?

Unfortunately one of the methods that the adolescents resort to is the escape route…..SUICIDE.

What drives teenagers to take their own lives? How can we understand suicide? What can we do to prevent it?

Suicide amongst youngsters nationwide has risen to crisis proportions over the past few years. Every year, in India, thousands of children commit suicide. The rising rate has been explained as a reaction to the stress inherent in adolescents compounded by environmental stress.

Contrary to popular belief, suicide is not an impulsive act-the process is progressive. Usually it is preceded by prolonged feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, worthlessness and helplessness.

Suicide risk is greater when an individual is facing stressful events such as a significant personal loss, family crisis, major disappointments or humiliation, academic pressure, unwanted pregnancy or substance abuse.

Most suicidal persons who contemplate suicide are undecided as they are teetering between doing it and not doing it. They send out warning signs whether knowingly or unknowingly that something is wrong. Warning signs may be interpreted as ways of saying, ‘Help me. I’m in deep trouble.’

‘Suicide attempts are often a cry for help. Most teenagers truly don’t want to die-they just want their pain to stop.

One of the major steps to teen suicide prevention is to recognize the warning signs and taking them seriously. Watch out for verbal hints and clues such as ‘I won’t be around too long,’ ‘nothing matters any longer,’ or ‘life simply sucks.’

Most suicidal people can spring back to active life if they have someone to spend time with them, listen non-judgmentally, take their distress seriously and assure them that life is hard but has got a lot to offer-rewards, career, friends, marriage, family vacations,festivals and fun times. In heaven are there any hookahs, coffee joints, multiplex, cricket matches, fashion shows, western music, shopping malls, trendy hair styles and fashions, video games, cell phones, bike rides and car racing?

The support and encouragement from school personnel, peers, and family members can prove to be the best help that one can find in preventing teenage suicides. Programs that build adolescents self esteem should be directed to ALL children and adolescents. This has been found to be particularly effective as it strengthens the coping skills of unaffected children and adolescents as well. Getting them actively involved in community education awareness program about suicide prevention is likely to have far reaching effects than simply lecturing.

September 10th, 2013 marks the 11th anniversary of the World Suicide Prevention Day: 11 years of research, 11 years of prevention, 11 years of education and dissemination of information.

The efforts of these many years are founded on research evidence that we can prevent suicide. Indeed, the most important aim of this initiative, organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO), is raising awareness among the scientific community and the general population that suicide is preventable. Hence we must reduce the stigma and silence that still surrounds it.

This year the theme for World suicide prevention day, SEPT 10TH is "Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention."

On this day, let us come forward in various ways to help spread awareness about suicide.

Never underestimate the power of your actions…Who knows with one small gesture you can save a person’s life.


Trivandrum, Kerala


The Department of Psychiatry, Medical College Trivandrum has taken all the preparatory steps for making this year observation of World Suicide Prevention Day a memorable one.

The Programme will be inaugurated by Dr. Geetha,Director of Medical Education.
Keynote address will be given by Dr. Siby Mathews IPS (Rtd), the State Chief Information Commissioner, Govt. of Kerala.

A topic presentation on 'Suicides are Preventable' will be made by Dr. Anju Mathew (Assistant Professor& in charge of Suicide Prevention Clinic)which will be followed by an experience sharing by Dr. K.A Kumar, the former DME & Professor & Head , Dept of Psychiatry, SGMC & RF, Trivandrum

Other Highlights are:


Indonesia

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Indonesian


Jakarta

into the light indonesia

Together with Jakarta Theological Seminary, I lead a team, named as Into The Light, to organize an event with the same name for World Suicide Prevention Day on 7th September 2013.

The event will consist of:

It's the first youth based movement in Indonesia which promotes suicide prevention awareness. We come from diverse educational and social background, because we believe suicide is everyone's business.

We hold several activities to promote this event as well.

Some of them are:

  1. short movie making We hope that the movie (titled Parallel) could be a tool to educate people about bullying, stigma and suicide, especially towards LGBT people
  2. free hugs campaign We are going to hold the free hugs campaign on car free day, 25th August 2013, at Bunderan HI, right at the center point of Jakarta
  3. educational tweet series Our twitter account @IntoTheLightID gives a series of tweet which would raise the awareness of many people on suicide. By publishing these tweets, we encourage the society for not stigmatizing the suicidal people. People around the globe could participate by checking these tweets on #WSPD2013, while people in Indonesia could participate in Bahasa Indonesia by checking these tweets on #WSPD2013ID

After the main event on 7th September 2013, we're also going to post our photos, holding the paper with a handwriting message which encourage people to have more concern on suicide prevention on intothelightid.wordpress.com right on 10th September 2013.


Ireland

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Gaelic


Dublin


National Centre for Suicide Research

Thursday 5th September, Dublin:

Launch-Seminar organised by the National Office for Suicide Prevention and National Suicide Research Foundation.

Minister Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, will launch 3 reports:

  1. 2012 Annual Report of the National Office for Suicide Prevention
  2. Second Report of the Suicide Support and Information System
  3. 2012 Report of the National Registry of Deliberate Self-Harm

Proposed to hand out WSPD packs and include statement of IASP President.

Monday 9th September, Dublin:

Annual WSPD Conference Console, National Charity for Suicide Bereavement Support:
Propose to hand out WSPD packs and include statement of IASP President

Tuesday 10th September, Dublin:

High Tea & Talk, organised by Suicide or Survive:
Proposed to hand out WSPD packs and include statement of IASP President

WSPD Cycle Around the Globe:

Circulated among national and international contact list Link in with Women’s Mini-Marathon in Cork on 15th September

Dissemination of WSPD theme:
In June I’ve sent out a special request to all relevant stakeholders in Ireland to link the 2013 WSPD activities to the IASP WSPD Stigma theme and they received the WSPD leaflet.

Below ia a press release in connection with the launch of 3 major reports by the NSRF and NOSP on Thursday. The launch was the first major event in Ireland to announce WSPD. Approximately 90 people attended the launch, and last night I received the ‘mediabook’ from the Department of Health’s Communications Office which included 137 news items covering the launch.

Press Release

Ella Arensman


Kilkenny City and County


The people of Kilkenny City and County in the South East of Ireland will hold a morning of talks and reflections in both offices of the Civic Authorities. The Mayor of the City and Chairman of Kilkenny County Council will be joined by civic and church leaders and community groups in lighting candles in both City and County Hall on the morning ot September 10th.

A cross faith reflection will follow music led by local choral groups and personal reflections on tackling stigma by community leaders. The event is being coordinated by Lifeline Kilkenny, a community based suicide prevention project and the newly formed County Suicide Prevention Forum.

The Forum was established to oversee the implementation of the County Kilkenny Action Plan for Suicide Prevention 2014-18. This plan was realised following participative community planning leading to the actions of the plan. The plan will be formally launched on October 10th 2013 and the event on September 10th will inform the people of Kilkenny that collaboratively we are ready to tackle stigma and make a difference in preventing suicide. For further information on our September 10th event and the County Suicide Prevention Plan for Kilkenny visit www.lifeline-kilkenny.org or like our Facebook page.


Tuam, Co. Galway


Tuam & District Mental Health Assoc., and other community groups in Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland, joining together to hold a memorial service for the victims of suicide in our community


Israel

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Hebrew


Tel Aviv


On the World Suicide Prevention Day this year the Israeli Defense Force organizes a one day conference on prevention of suicide in the military. Prof. Gil Zalsman MD, MHA from Tel Aviv University will chair the session and Prof. J John Mann from Columbia University will be the plenary speaker. We Expect more than 300 participants, officers, mental health professionals and patients organizations.


Italy

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Italian


Parma


STAY Cultural Association, in collaboration with Cooperative Gruppo Scuola and Parma’s Public Assistance, sponsored by Local Health Company AUSL, for the 11th World Suicide Prevention Day, presents: "STAY_BEAT_BREATHE" on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Home in the Park and "A GASH IN THE DARK" on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Parma’s Public Assistance.

Parma – On Monday, September 9, Home in the Park, Strada Naviglio Alto 4/1, from 6:30 p.m.: "STAY_BEAT_BREATHE - LISTEN HOW QUICKLY YOUR HEART IS BEATING IN ME" an event to raise awareness about suicide prevention for teenagers and young adults, in collaboration with Cooperative Gruppo Scuola and the Cultural Review “THE SOUND OF MOURNING”. The meeting’s aim is to offer possible answers and interlocutors to the young people involved, at the various levels, with the problem. The invitation is open for people in a situation of existential crisis, but also to those who want to help a friend or have lost a loved person for suicide. Dr. Fabio Vanni, psychologist and psychotherapist, responsible of Adolescents Area for Parma’s AUSL and SIPRE; Dr. Maria Angela Gelati, tanatologa, former and curator of the review "The Sound of Mourning; Parma’s Public Assistance, through its own referent; Maria Angela Cavalli, founder of STAY, will talk during the event.

There will be some interludes with readings by Carlotta Pizzi and Giorgio Montanari and vocal performances made exclusively for the event by DHAP. Then will be the presentation of the “STAY Project” and the opening of the interactive painted wall by the artist SignoraK. The evening will conclude with a cocktail and the Incoronato Elettrico concert.

On Tuesday, September 10, at the Public Assistance in the “Luigi Anedda’s Conference Hall”, via Gorizia 1, from 8:45 p.m., "A GASH IN THE DARK" an event to raise awareness and solidarity on the suicide and mourning aimed to the adult population, in collaboration with Parma’s Public Assistance and the Cultural Review “THE SOUND OF MOURNING”. Purpose of the evening is to accept a suffer that usually we do not talk about: on one hand the pain of those who abandoned life, on the other the pain of who remain. Public Assistance will present its listening service “Friend Phone”, an invisible but constant presence. Dr. Sabrina Spaggiari, psychologist and psychotherapist; Dr. Luana Randis, psychologist, Dr. Maria Angela Gelati and Maria Angela Cavalli will talk about loss and mourning and will propose the constitution of a group of Self-Help.

"Why, despite the seriousness and complexity of the problem, prevention can not be seen as responsibility of the experts only, but touches everybody." (M. A. Gelati)

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L’associazione culturale STAY, in collaborazione con la Cooperativa Gruppo Scuola e con l’Assistenza Pubblica di Parma, con il patrocinio dell’Azienda Unità Sanitaria Locale di Parma, in occasione dell’11a Giornata Mondiale per la Prevenzione al Suicidio, presenta: “STAY_BEAT_BREATHE” lunedì 9 settembre 2013 presso Casa nel Parco e “UNO SQUARCIO NEL BUIO” martedì 10 settembre 2013 all’Assistenza Pubblica di Parma.

Parma – Lunedì 9 settembre, Casa nel Parco, strada Naviglio 4/1, dalle 18:30: “STAY_BEAT_BREATHE - ASCOLTA COME MI BATTE FORTE IL TUO CUORE” un evento di sensibilizzazione riservato agli adolescenti e giovani adulti per la prevenzione al suicidio, in collaborazione con Cooperativa “GRUPPO SCUOLA” e Rassegna Culturale “IL RUMORE DEL LUTTO”. Obiettivo dell’incontro è offrire una rete di possibili risposte e interlocutori ai giovani coinvolti a vari livelli dal problema. L’invito è rivolto a chi sta attraversando una situazione di crisi esistenziale, ma anche a chi vuole aiutare un amico o ha perso una persona cara per suicidio.

Parleranno il Dr. Fabio Vanni, psicologo e psicoterapeuta, responsabile dell’Area Adolescenza per AUSL Parma e SIPRE; la Dr.ssa Maria Angela Gelati, tanatologa, formatrice e curatrice della rassegna “Il Rumore del Lutto; Assistenza Pubblica di Parma attraverso un proprio referente; Maria Angela Cavalli, fondatrice dell’Associazione STAY. La conversazione sarà intervallata da alcune letture a cura di Carlotta Pizzi e Giorgio Montanari e da performance vocali realizzate in esclusiva per l’evento da DHAP.

A seguire presentazione del “Progetto STAY” ed inaugurazione del dipinto murale interattivo dell’artista SignoraK, con aperitivo e concerto degli Incoronato Elettrico per concludere.

Martedì 10 settembre, Sala Conferenze “Luigi Anedda” dell’Assistenza Pubblica, via Gorizia 1, dalle ore 20:45: “UNO SQUARCIO NEL BUIO” un evento di sensibilizzazione e solidarietà rivolto alla popolazione adulta sui temi del suicidio e del lutto, in collaborazione con l’Assistenza Pubblica di Parma e la Rassegna Culturale “IL RUMORE DEL LUTTO”. Proposito della serata è accogliere una sofferenza di cui solitamente non si parla: da un lato il dolore di chi abbandona la vita, dall’altro quello di chi resta.

Assistenza Pubblica presenterà il proprio servizio di ascolto tramite Telefono Amico, una presenza invisibile ma costante. Parleranno della perdita e del lutto la Dr.ssa Sabrina Spaggiari, psicologa e psicoterapeuta; la Dr.ssa Luana Randis, psicologa; la Dr.ssa Maria Angela Gelati e Maria Angela Cavalli che proporranno la costituzione di un gruppo di Auto Mutuo Aiuto.
“Perché, nonostante la gravità e complessità del problema, la prevenzione non può essere vista come responsabilità dei soli esperti, ma riguarda ciascuno”. (M. A. Gelati)


Rome


World Suicide Prevention Day Rome

World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 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. This year Rome will host the regional launch of the event.

Regional Launch of World Suicide Prevention Day is part of a two-day conference of experts in the fields as reported in the program. Thanks to painstaking efforts, more than 300 people have already registered and the event will be free of charge for anyone (The event received some 10.5 ECM credits). Major organizations devoted to providing help in the community will be part of the event, including people involved in helplines, religious charities, survivors groups 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.

Suicide Prevention Centre in Rome supports and disseminates the promotion for IASP's Cycle Around the Globe.

Later on, WSPD is also held in conjunction with the fourth edition of the Race for Life, an event to support suicide prevention using the language of sport so that to delivering a sound information on the topic among community members. 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 2013 comes from 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" As well as a website provides all information on the event: www.giornataprevenzionesuicidio.it

Candles will be distribute to allow people both expert in the field and from the community to - Light a Candle at 8 PM. To join and collaborate to the activities please contact: Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D. - IASP National Representative for Italy, e-mail: maurizio.pompili@uniroma1.it All interested in collaborating are most welcomed and are encouraged to contact the Italian IASP Nat. Repr. for proper involvement in the activities. www.prevenireilsuicidio.it

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Sapienza University supports WSPD with dedicated spaces such as in their newsletter with a circulation of 200,000, and on its website starting Monday with a huge number of accesses everyday. I'm pleased to send you pictures that show the banner at the main entry of the university.

WSPD Spanieza


San Lucido, Calabria


6 August, 2013
10 p.m
"Miki Monte Dj Contest - Music for Life"

To remember Michelangelo M., a young deejay who died by suicide at the age of 17, his mother Emanuela Moscato, as a survivor, along with Miki's friends, is the organizer and promoter of the third edition of a special summer music event. The "Miki Monte Dj Contest-Music for Life" is a contest which awards console experts: a challenge between aspiring deejays, amateur deejays or semiprofessionals ready to challenge each other in time to music, in a night combining competition, entertainment, memory, emotions, prevention and solidarity.

We choose to use the language of music, so dear to Miki, to make people aware of the issue of suicide and its prevention, in order to reduce the stigma associated to this matter and to bring the young ones a message of love towards Life, thanks to the vital energy of music.

Throughout the evening there will be a desk where some information pamphlets on the prevention of suicide will be distributed, along with gadgets of the Race for Life supplied by the Service for the Prevention of Suicide operating at the Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome www.prevenireilsuicidio.it , and gadgets of the "Miki Monte Dj Contest-Music for Life" supplied by Miki's family.

Some representatives for local political institutions will also be there The event is entirely sponsored by the family, that also offer the prizes for the winners. The performance has the free sponsorship of the Commune of San Lucido, of the Pro Loco Association, of the President of the Province of Cosenza and of the President of Regione Calabria.

It is addressed to a wide and heterogeneous public, but most of all to youngsters. Thanks to a growing participation, the dj contest has in fact become a summer event that gathers hundreds of people.

While the previous editions took place at a beach club, this year, in order to give more strength to the message of fight against the stigma, a public square has been chosen as the new location.

The social message for the prevention of suicide and fight against the stigma that the event conveys, is, moreover, enhanced and spread by means of public announcements, even in digital form, and through provincial and regional radio and tv services.

The event will be broadcast live stream on http://www.tmcwebradio.it/ You will find the official group on facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/mikimontedjcontest/ and also the link to the event https://www.facebook.com/events/405732589547268/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_user_joined For further information and contacts djmikimonte@gmail.com

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Venice


SOPROXI Project Italy, (www.soproxi.it) an Italian project for suicide survivors, primarily located in Padova, Italy, but operating on a nationwide basis).

SOPROXI is an Italian non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary organization which aims at providing information and support for suicide survivors. Operating on a nationwide basis in Italy, SOPROXI is also active in suicide and stigma prevention.

This year SOPROXI will actively participate at the World Suicide Prevention Day: with the cooperation of the sailing club “Circolo Velico Casanova” has organized the first “SOPROXI cup”, a sailing and rowing race in the Venice lagoon. All local sailing and rowing clubs and all those who are keen of sailing and rowing are welcome to participate!

What: SOPROXI cup, sailing & rowing regatta
Place: the coast in front of San Giuliano Park, Venice lagoon, Italy
When: Sunday 25 August 2013
Boats: traditional sailing and rowing boats are allowed Participation fee: 10 €/participant, to be entirely given to SOPROXI onlus

more info at: www.soproxi.it/events/soproxi-cup


Jamaica


Kingston


World Suicide Prevention Day jamaica

Greetings to you from Choose Life International.

It's the time of year again where you have the opportunity to be educated and empowered to prevent suicide and respond appropriately to suicide ideation.

Tuesday September 10th is being recognized internationally as World Suicide Prevention Day under the theme: Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention. In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day 2013, Choose Life International is planning a one day seminar to help empower medical practitioners, guidance counselors, human resource managers, pastors, police officers and other care givers to better deal with the matter of suicide prevention.

There will be various discussions and presentations on topics such as: Recession and Suicide, Depression and Suicide, Demonology and Suicide,Talk as Therapy, Panel discussion: Best Practices in Suicide Prevention.

Lectures, role-play, viewing of video clip, a working lunch and presentation of certificate will be features of the day's activities. Lunch and coffee break will be served. The contribution per participant is $5500.

Presenters include: Psychiatrist, Dr. Anthony Allen; Director of Mental Health, Dr. Maureen Irons-Morgan; President of Jamaica Teacher’s Association, Dr. Mark Nicely; Pastor /Author, Dr. Donald Stewart and our own Suicidologist and Author, Dr. Donovan Thomas.

Please find attached the pre-registration and a flyer of the days event to be submitted via email or tel/fax -920-7924 by September 5,2013. Let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with in relation to WSPD information.

Thanks again for your partnership as we seek to help people live, in this Jamaica land we love.

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Japan

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Japanese


Apio Aomori


平成25年度青森県世界自殺予防デーフォーラム

内容
基調講演 テーマ「自殺予防と傾聴」
     講師  県立精神保健福祉センター 田中 治氏

講演   テーマ「誰でも身に付く傾聴のスキル」
     講師  21Smiles Garden 人財育成サポーター 高橋 茉希氏

シンポジウム テーマ「広げようゲートキーパーの輪」
       座長 田粼 博一氏(弘前愛成会病院 院長)
      シンポジスト
          花田勝彦氏(青森県弁護士会消費者問題対策委員会委員長)
          工藤恵美子(青森県理容生活衛生同業組合 事務局長)
          飯田 貴子(野辺地町 総括主任保健師)
             中渡九二子(野辺地町ひだまりの会代表)
日程
2013年09月10日13時30分〜16時15分
場所
アピオあおもり
お問い合わせ
障害福祉課 
障害企画・精神保健グループ
017-734-9307

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Minami Aoyama, Tokyo


Tell World Suicide Prevention Day poster

With regards to activities in Japan, there are a number of events occurring across Japan, with the main Japanese activity that has government support happening in Akita on the 10th. Our event is occurring on the 7th and is the only one in English.

On September 7, join TELL for our third World Suicide Prevention Day and learn about how you can help challenge and confront the stigmas associated to suicide. The event will include presentations by Professor Sawada, a Japanese researcher and author, and Dr Rene Duignan, economist and producer of the documentary ‘Saving 10,000’. TELL will also discuss current suicide prevention activities, ending with a candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their lives to suicide. This event will take place at the Wesley Center in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo. Please visit our webiste for a map and further details.
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The event will be held at the Wesley Center in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
16:00 - 16:15: TELL & special community announcement
16:15 - 17:00: Pr. Yasuyuki Sawada - University of Tokyo - Lecture Title – "Towards Evidence based suicide prevention"
17:15 -18.00 Dr. Rene Duignan - EU Delegation, TUJ Fellow and Film Director - Lecture Title - "Winning a war on suicide in Japan"
18:05 - 18:45: Vickie Skorji - TELL Lifeline Director - Lecture Title - "The cost of stigma."
18:45 - 19:00: Candle lighting ceremony
For further information and to register for this event please visit our website on www.telljp.com.


Kenya


An awareness and sensitization forum is being held with a group of out of school youth. This is a very vulnerable group as many are often unable to cope with life-challenges and often turn to anti-social behavior, alcoholism, drugs and even suicide.

The day's program will center on stress, depression, suicide and related topics, coping mechanisms and encouraging help-seeking behavior.

https://www.facebook.com/SamaritansKenya

https://twitter.com/SAMARITANAK

http://samaritanskenya.blogspot.co.uk


Macau

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese - Simple


2013年9.10世界預防自殺日系列活動-Wonderful Life吉祥物設計比賽延期

原訂收件至2013 年07月15日的Wonderful Life吉祥物設計比賽,
經參加者反映因適逢各校在6月舉辦考試和作品創作時間需時,
考慮及活動鼓勵社會各界踴躍參與,
現將收件日期順延至2013年07月26日止。
有關活動相關資訊可致電 2893 9836 查詢。

澳門明愛 生命熱線

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Mexico

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Campeche


The ASOCIACION MEXICANA DE SUICIDOLOGIA (AMS) has organized the "V International Congress for Suicide Prevention". This important event is a combined effort hold by the SECRETARIA DE SALUD DE CAMPECHE (México) and ASOCIACION DE SUICIDOLOGIA DE AMERICA LATINA Y DEL CARIBE (ASULAC). The Congress will take place in Campeche, on September 5-7, 2013.

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I write from Campeche, Mexico, a small town that occupies the 4th. place in suicides across the country.


I am the President of a civil association called PAYTA. These days we are organizing a social movement and independent (no resources of government or any other organization) called "Heart of Life," scheduled for September 10, 2013.

Our goal is to gather volunteer groups and go out to the streets to spread messages of hope and life to all people. The goal is to deliver at least a thousand hearts, but I'm sure there will be many more hearts to deliver.

The reason for my email is to inform you and also know if it's possible that we report on our work to IASP, through photographs and video material, so that everywhere in the world knows what small organizations are also performing, non-profit, to improve social peace.

WSPD

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Guadalajara


La Secretaría de Salud Jalisco, a través del Instituto Jalisciense de Salud Mental (SALME), anunció la conmemoración del Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio el próximo 10 de septiembre. Habrá actividades enfocadas a procurar la disminución de la incidencia de este problema en la entidad a base de información.

La doctora Luz María Coronado Sosa, directora de SALME, dijo en rueda de prensa que con motivo de la conmemoración se realizará “el primer Congreso Internacional de la Secretaría de Salud con apoyo del Gobierno del Estado de Jalisco. Va a realizarse en la Expo Guadalajara el 10 y 11 de octubre, y los temas que se van a tratar son suicidio, bullying y trastorno por déficit de atención”.

El congreso está orientado a profesionales de la salud mental.

En la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara, desde junio se han realizado actividades como cursos-taller en el marco del Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio. En esta línea, el próximo domingo 8 de septiembre se desarrollará una campaña para la prevención del suicidio en la Vía RecreActiva de Tonalá, a partir de las 9:00 horas, mientras que el 10 de septiembre se realizará la campaña “El Placer de Vivir” en el espacio del comité de colonos del Ayuntamiento de Tlaquepaque. El 20 de septiembre se cerrará el ciclo con el curso “Derechos Humanos ante el Suicidio”.

Coronado Sosa comentó que a nivel mundial se presenta un millón de suicidios, lo que establece una tasa de mortalidad de 16 personas por cada 100 mil. Ocurre una muerte cada 40 segundos por este motivo. El suicidio es una de las tres principales causas de defunción entre personas de entre 15 y 44 años y la segunda causa en el grupo de edad de 10 a 24 años, de acuerdo con la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).

En Jalisco se registraron un total de 446 suicidios consumadosdurante 2012. Ese año, entre enero y julio hubo 271 casos (57 mujeres y 214 hombres); en el mismo período de 2013 se contabilizaron 244 (45 mujeres y 199 hombres).

El tema de la undécima celebración del Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio es "El estigma: una barrera importante para la prevención del suicidio."

El Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio es una oportunidad para que todos los sectores de la comunidad, las organizaciones de beneficencia pública, comunidades, investigadores, médicos, profesionales, políticos y legisladores, voluntarios, afligidos por el suicidio y otros grupos interesados e individuos se unan a la Asociación Internacional de para la Prevención del Suicidio y a la OMS para centrar la atención pública sobre la inaceptable carga y el coste de las conductas suicidas, con diversas actividades para promover el conocimiento sobre el suicidio y poner de relieve las actividades de prevención eficaces.

Intervención en crisis: 075 para la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara y 01800 227 4747 en el interior del Estado.


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Chișinău


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Nepal

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Nepali


Kathmandu


According to the WHO there have nearly 3000 people on average commit to suicide per a day. For every one who commit suicide, 20 or more than that attempt to end their lives. About one million people die each year by suicide. Suicide is a major preventable cause for premature death which is influenced by psycho-social, cultural, and environmental risk factors that can be prevented through worldwide responses that addresses the major risk factors. There is strong evidence indicating that adequate prevention can reduce suicide rates.

Nepal has terrifying suicide rate. According to Nepal Police report, 2070 and Kantipur national daily (31 Aug 2013), there were 31305 people committed suicide over the last decade (for the Nepali year 2059-2070). 3536 suicidal incidents were recorded in the Fiscal Year of 2069/2070. Suicide has appeared as the alarming challenge to the current Nepalese society. Mentally disordered people, Youth and Adolescence, Divorced, single and living alone, late life, Police and Military personnel are found as the risk population for suicide.

Delivering the key remarks by special guest of the program, Dr. Frank Pauline, Public Health Administrator from World Health Organization, and Country Office for Nepal

On 10th September, 2013, as a national non government organization advocating for suicide prevention, Nepal Association for Suicide Prevention and Research (NASPAR) in collaboration of KOSHISH celebrated world suicide prevention day with the slogan “ Stigma: a major barrier for Suicide Prevention”. In the program suicide prevention activists, governmental officials, representative from WHO Nepal, journalists, and other stakeholders had important presence in the program. The program was organized in conference hall of National Health Training Centre, Kathmandu to highlight the issue among concerned governmental authorities and other stakeholders. More than 100 people participated for celebration the World Suicide Prevention Day.

Read the full report with images.

Download and view the PowerPoint presentation.

Contact person

Mr. Rishi Ojha
President
Tel.0977-1-4232296
Mobile 9851047762
email:-nasparnepal@gmail.com


Netherlands

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Dutch


Amsterdam


On WSPD September 10, the 113Online Foundation presents the 113Online Suicide Survival Guide, by Jan Mokkenstorm (psychiatrist/psychotherapist and director of 113Online). This evidence-based self-help book provides suicidal people answers to understand, overcome and survive their suicidal thinking. It offers guidance, tools and techniques to deal with agony, pain and (impending) loss; to solve problems, to make improve relations; and to seek help. For those related to someone (potentially) thinking of committing suicide, the book contains helpful information on recognition of warning signs, ways to help and to avoid pitfalls. For professional helpers this book may be a source of practical interventions to give extra support and make it easier to talk about suicide with their patients or clients.

113Online provides anonymous online help, support and psychotherapy to suicidal people, their relatives and those bereaved. Content of the 113Online Survival Guide and website are tuned in to each other, allowing for combined usage. The 113Online Suicide Survival Guide is inspired by the experiences and stories of severely suicidal people that have sought help online, as well as by the author\'s experience in emergency psychiatry and (face to face) psychotherapy with people in crisis and despair.

The book presentation and press release will take place at 15.00 at the 113Online office in Amsterdam. It will also be presented during the next IASP convention in Oslo, Norway

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Jan Mokkenstorm,
113Online, Amsterdam
the Netherlands
mokkenstorm@gmail.com


Friesland


GGZ Friesland has planned a forum discussion with different groups, including employees from the university, doctors, churches and the police.


The Hague


Nieuws


Geplaatst op: 19 augustus 2013, 02:00
Auteur: Wietske de Vries


UITNODIGING lunch 10 september: Wereld Suïcide Preventiedag Op 10 september staan we stil bij het belang van suïcidepreventie. De Haagse crisisdienst nodigt je graag uit voor een informele lunch waarin dit thema uitvoerend besproken wordt. (Lees meer)

Suïcide is een heftig onderwerp en zeer aangrijpend voor een ieder die er op enigerlei wijze bij betrokken raakt. Wereldwijd wordt op 10 september stilgestaan bij het belang van suïcidepreventie. De IASP (International Association for Suicide Prevention) organiseert samen met de WHO (World Health Organisation) deze dag voor de 11de keer. Het geeft ons een gemarkeerd moment om ons te bezinnen op dit onderwerp.

In Nederland zijn er allerlei initiatieven. In navolging van GGZ Friesland willen we ook in Den Haag aankomende periode meer aandacht gaan besteden aan het belang van (vroege) herkenning van suïcidaal gedrag en hopelijk daarmee een bijdrage te leveren aan de preventie van suïcide(s).

Tien september is voor ons een moment om voor de aankomende periode de preventie van suïcidaal gedrag en suïcide nog meer in het daglicht te stellen.

De laatste jaren neemt het aantal suïcides in Nederland weer toe nadat het tot 2007 was gedaald. Wat precies hiervan de oorzaak is, is nog onduidelijk. De huidige economische achteruitgang heeft hierin mogelijk een rol gespeeld. Het suïcide cijfer is over 2012 weer verder gestegen met 6% tot 1753 suïcides!

Met suïcidaal gedrag hebben we niet alleen in de psychiatrische praktijk te maken. Ook artsen en verpleegkundigen in algemene ziekenhuizen, huisartsen en andere hulpverleners worden hiermee geconfronteerd. Hulpverleners voelen zich vaak machteloos, met name als er sprake is van herhaald suïcidaal gedrag. Vanuit de Haagse crisisdienst willen wij bij collega’s bewustwording voor deze richtlijn creëren en hulpverleners meer handvatten geven hoe hier mee om te gaan. Deze 11de Suicide Prevention Day en het uitkomen van de richtlijn zijn een vervolg van een jaar met bijeenkomsten (Haagse Suicide Preventie Tour) waarin dit onderwerp centraal staat.

Wil je meer weten, bezoek dan International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) en/of www.suicidaliteit.nl.

We illen je vragen, als het mogelijk is, om op 10 september om 20.00 uur uit solidariteit voor de slachtoffers, nabestaanden en suïcidepreventie een aangestoken kaars voor jouw raam te zetten.

UITNODIGING INFORMELE LUNCHBIJEENKOMST IN DEN HAAG Verder willen we deze dag het thema bespreken tijdens een informele lunch.

Den Haag: Den Haag, De Brem, Vijgenstraat 43

Tijd: 13.00- 15.00 uur

Graag vóór 5 september aanmelden bij Wietske de Vries


Je gaat meer van ons horen!

Bij vragen kun je contact opnemen met de Haagse crisisdienst.

Dr. Remco de Winter, psychiater, hoofd Haagse crisisdienst en Nederlands IASP vertegenwoordiger Dr. Jolien Bueno de Mesquita, psychiater, en pleitbezorger voor de preventie van suïcide.


Malaysia

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Indonesian


Johor Bahru


Befrienders Johor Bahru will hold a Public Forum & Booth Exhibition in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day.

wspd malaysia

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


Befrienders Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia will hold the following activities for 2013 World Suicide Prevention Day:

  1. L.I.V.E. Theatre Play Drama
    Date: September 7, 2013
    Time: 9am to 12 noon
    Venue: Auditorium, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Teluk Likas
    Contact: +6-011-26693282 Facebook.com/befrienderskk
  2. Essay Writing Competition - Stigma: A Major Barrier to Suicide Prevention
    Date: August 1 - August 31, 2013
    Contact: +6-011-26693282 Facebook.com/befrienderskk
  3. Cycling Around the Globe
    Contact: +6-011-26693282 Facebook.com/befrienderskk

New Zealand


Auckland


SUICIDE PREVENTION 2013: A LIFESPAN PERSPECTIVE

Tuesday September 10th 2013 9am-6.30pm
Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland
ONE DAY Suicide Prevention Conference to be held in Auckland on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, 2013.
Conference theme: "A Lifespan Perspective"
Leading international and New Zealand speakers will address a range of topics related to this theme:

For more details about the programme, venue, speakers and speaker biographies, and topics, please visit the website

Early-bird registration is now open at suicideprevention2013.eventbrite.com

Please disseminate this information to everyone you know who might be interested.
Contact: Annette Beautrais - Convenor, Suicide Prevention 2013 Email
Suicide Prevention 2013 will be hosted with the assistance of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and the support of the University of Otago.

Download the conference poster on PDF format.

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Kaitaia


Kia ora my name is Vivienne Body. I am the Kia Piki Te Ora Coordinator and I work for Te Runanga o Te Rarawa Social Service in Kaitaia Northland New Zealand. To support World Suicide Prevention by our organisation will be running an activity outside our local gym from 10am to 12pm.

Our aim will be to:

Our objectives for the day are to:

Kia ora,

My work colleague Vivienne Body has submitted an activity that our organization will be running in support of World Suicide Prevention day. Is there a possibility that you could please add the following flyer to the activity that she has submitted.

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Takapuna


Companies urged to support World Suicide Prevention Day

CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education and Research) will be holding its annual conference in Auckland on Tuesday 10 September 2013, to coincide with the Annual Suicide Prevention Day that is observed worldwide on this day each year.

The focus of CASPER’s 2013 conference is to look at the factors that trigger suicide and how to recognise and manage the risk of suicide.

"Nearly one million people worldwide die as a result of suicide each year, this is one death every 40 seconds. In New Zealand ten people commit suicide every week and the figures for children and young people, people in rural communities and Maori have risen steadily over the past five years. Evidence shows that most suicides are triggered by relationship break ups, trouble with the law, financial stresses and unemployment - not by mental illness," says CASPER’s CEO Maria Bradshaw.

New Zealand companies and employers are being urged to recognise suicide as a health and safety issue and to support managers and staff to learn more about how it can be prevented.

"Suicide costs an estimated $1.6 billion against the New Zealand economy per annum, a figure which includes $200 million in lost productivity. Companies need to understand that investment in suicide prevention makes good economic sense as well as being socially responsible and contributing to business profitability," says Bradshaw.

Bradshaw is encouraging companies to support this important national issue, by supporting any employees who express an interest in attending the annual conference and subsequent activities to support World Suicide Prevention Day.

CASPER hopes other companies will follow the lead of Vodafone who encouraged their employees to attend last year's Annual Conference, recognising it as an important training opportunity and paying their registration fees.

Media will be granted free entry to the annual conference with the opportunity to hear from national guest speakers who are leaders in suicide research and prevention. Experts confirmed are Professor Roger Mulder, Head of Department of Psychological Medicine at Otago University, who will talk about new models of risk assessment and the failure of the mental health approach to suicide prevention.

Dr Mera Penehira, PhD Director of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Auckland who has been researching Maori health for the past eight years will focus discussion around the triggers for suicide in Maori girls and women.

Dr Claire Dale representing the Child Poverty Action Group will speak about triggers for suicide in children and young people, and Katie Milne from the board of Federated Farmers, about rural suicide prevention.

Full details on the Annual Conference can be found at www.casper.org.nz and online registration at https://casper.eventbrite.co.nz/

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Thames


Suicide Safer Hauraki, a brand new network of individuals and organisations is delighted to host the first A11 version of the ASIST workshop in New Zealand.

This ASIST workshop will be held in Thames on 14th and 15th of September and is for local people and local workers together to learn suicide first aid skills.

Suicide Safer Hauraki aims to strengthen connections across our rural community to combat stigma and reduce the burden of suicide: suicide prevention is everybodys business.

To join us in working towards a Suicide Safer Hauraki contact Elaine@suicidesafer.co.nz or sharon.campbell@harcourts.co.nz



Nigeria


Ogbomosho


Nigerians Are Shy To Visit Psychiatrists — Oyewole

The head, Department of Psychiatry, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Dr. Oyewole Adeoye, speaks withTope Omogbolagun on the increase in suicide rate

What is the major cause of suicide in Nigeria?

The cause of the increment in suicide rate is depression and this is as a result of the bad socio-economic condition that people are exposed to. There is no money in circulation any longer. People who have been living in good accommodation can no longer afford it, some have been dislocated, and some cannot even afford their childrens fees again. Some children are about to be withdrawn from school as a result of the change in their parents’ socio-economic status. These are psychological issues. Some people have been unable meet up with their social responsibilities to their extended families. So, when that kind of a thing happens perennially due to socio-economic problems, people begin to feel that their lives are hopeless, worthless and begin to think that life is not worth living again. To me, that is the commonest cause of the increase suicide in the society today.

What are other reasons for suicide?

Depression is caused by a lot of things like bad socio-economic conditions that I have mentioned, other reasons for suicide include marital difficulties which can be traced to socio-economic conditions. Some students are finding it difficult to meet up with academic challenges, some cannot even gain admission into tertiary institutions. If such people see their secondary school mates who are about to complete university education, they will be concerned and this can also be a cause. There is also an increment in the level of mental illness which is not just caused by depression; we have what we call psychotic illness or schizophrenia. This is a kind of sickness where one hears unseen people speaking with him or her in clear consciousness. Some people who commit suicide have this kind of illness. A voice tells them to go and kill themselves. But the commonest cause is depression which is as a result of socio-economic problems. The religious system is becoming too materialistic in orientation. This is a sensitive one but the truth has to be told. You hear of situations where people are asked to attend one convention or the other. At such events, people are asked to make requests through prayer. People’s expectations are high all in the name of faith and by the time they get into the world and see the real thing, some of them can hardly come out of it. This can land such people into one mental illness or the other.

Does illness have anything with mental illness?

Yes. Depression is a mental illness. Suicide imagination and suicide itself are mental illnesses. Suicide is an act and there are so many things that can cause it. But mental illness is major because nobody wants to kill him or herself if he or she is normal. No matter how bad the situation is, you will still want to adapt. You will think of adapting because you are normal but when you begin to think of taking your life, then there is this sense of abnormality.

What causes schizophrenia?

It is a rare case. The only thing that is attached to schizophrenia is the voice that tells the person to go and commit suicide and the person hears the voice and carries out the suicide. It doesn’t have symptoms like depression.

Is it not spiritual?

It is not spiritual, it’s just that it’s a state of where you feel frustrated and nothing is working out for you, you get disappointed and you don’t feel encouraged through a word of advice or even reading the Bible. And if you cannot get out from the situation in a month, then you begin to think of taking your life. Early identification is very important, it is advisable to talk to people about anything that is wrong with you rather than keeping it to yourself. When you think you have the worst story, you will find out that another perspective to the issue will help you find relief.

How does demography affect suicide?

Gender is a very strong factor for suicide. Females are more prone to suicide than men. Women are more emotional while the males are logical. I think it’s because of the hormone present in women.

Also, population size affects suicide. For instance, people who stay in overcrowded space are more prone to mental illness because you need physical and psychological space to be at home with your inner self and to relax. How true is it that alcohol contributes to suicide especially among men?

Yes it s true. This is because most times when people especially men take alcohol, it’s because they have depressive illness. Rather than visit a psychiatrist, they treat it with alcohol which makes the illness to abound and by the time alcohol can no longer handle it, then they opt for suicide. That is the link.

What are the symptoms that can be seen in someone who is about to commit suicide? They mostly show signs of depression like undue sadness, loss of interest, hopelessness, worthlessness and all other signs of depressive illness. Nevertheless, suicide is not an illness where the person feels cold, hot or even feverish, it’s just that it has so many causes which have been earlier mentioned. All you can notice is that such people make statements like: “I am tired of life” and that is why it is usually publicised that whenever people make mention of such things, it shouldn’t be treated lightly. It may be a preparation for suicide. Also, there are cases of people who have once attempted to take their lives but were unsuccessful. So, they may try it next time and succeed. So, if you have anyone who has attempted suicide in past times, let the person visit a psychiatrist. Is there anyway one can help a person who is about to commit suicide?

It’s very difficult to know a person who is about to commit suicide because a person who is about to do that will not tell people. They can take shaving powder and anything that can kill them easily. However, some people who take such things are not attempting to commit suicide, they are only seeking attention. Clinically, we differentiate between attempting suicide and deliberate self-harm. This is common among women who are seeking attention. I have had situations of women who want to get their husbands’ attention by taking shaving powder or hanging with a rope that is not strong enough.

What we can do is to pick those who have serious social issues and monitor them very well and make sure they get over it as soon as possible. Are there any medical treatments that can prevent suicide?

There are various medical treatments. These includes: Anti-depressor, psychotherapy, positive thinking, counselling, among others. To what extent are Nigerians embracing the services of psychiatrists?

The response is very low though, I don’t have the statistics. It is as poor as 98 per cent. People are usually shy to visit a psychiatrist. And most of these people prefer to visit pastors and traditional doctors. It is when things go out of hand that they now employ the services of a psychiatrist. And this is part of the reason why suicide rates keep increasing.

How have these issues been tackled?

We have been trying to create awareness through the media and personal orientation. We have been passing the information through various churches and mosques.

What roles should governments play in curbing suicide rate in the country?

They should provide a social-welfare scheme like we have in developed countries. Government has set up federal psychiatric hospitals across the federation, passed the Mental Health Bill and they have established community mental health services as well. All these are good initiatives.

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Norway

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The Norwegian Armed Forces will use the World Suicide Prevention Day to offer our personel an Assist course free of charge.


Bodø


Oral presentation of empirical research on suicide among ethnic minorities and suicide statistics in Norway (1980-2011)in Bodø, Northern Norway. Presentation invited by the local branch of Batteriet, an Church affiliated NGO.


Oslo


Verdensdagen for selvmordsforebygging 2013
Videreutdanning i psykisk helsearbeid, Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, studiested Pilestredet og LEVE Oslo arrangerer.

Tema: kriser og sorg
Sted: Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Pilestredet 32 (Andrea Arntzens Hus), rom NO20.025
Dato og tid: tirsdag 10. september 2013 kl. 09.00 - 14.15
Programmet for dagen inngår i undervisning for to av tre klasser ved Videreutdannings i psykisk helsearbeid, men er også åpent for andre. Det er ingen påmelding.
Fullt program kan lastes ned her: Program

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Paraguay

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Asunción


Ministerio de Educacíon y Cultura

Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio

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El suicidio, un problema de salud pública enorme y sin embargo prevenible, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud - OMS.

El Día Mundial de la Prevención del Suicidio fue concebido para intentar minimizar este problema mediante acciones para que las personas con enfermedades mentales reciban un tratamiento adecuado, al tiempo que dificulte el acceso de los suicidas potenciales a los posibles métodos para quitarse la vida.

El suicidio constituye un problema de salud pública muy importante pero en gran medida prevenible, que provoca casi la mitad de todas las muertes violentas y se traduce en casi un millón de víctimas al año, además de unos costos económicos cifrados en miles de millones de dólares, según ha señalado la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Las estimaciones realizadas indican que en 2020 las víctimas podrían ascender a 1,5 millones. Tras el éxito del año pasado, el Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio, organizado gracias a la colaboración entre la OMS y la Asociación Internacional para la Prevención del Suicidio (IASP), se celebrará el 10 de septiembre para llamar la atención sobre el problema y preconizar la adopción de medidas a nivel mundial. Este problema social está alcanzando cifras extremadamente altas, según la OMS todos los días se suicidan cerca de 3.000 personas en el mundo.

Además, por cada suicido cometido con éxito, se llevan a cabo otros 20 que no fructifican pero que terminan con graves lesiones, como hospitalizaciones y graves secuelas emocionales, tanto para el suicida como para la familia y amigos de éste. Según la organización, el promedio de suicidios se ha incrementado en un 60 por ciento en los últimos 50 años, en particular en los países en desarrollo. El suicidio es actualmente una de las tres principales causas de muerte entre los jóvenes de 15 a 34 años, aunque la mayoría de los casos se reporta entre adultos de más de 60 años. El Día Mundial para la Prevención del Suicidio ofrece a las poblaciones del mundo la ocasión de unirse en el empeño común de velar por que los suicidios se prevengan, las personas afectadas por enfermedades mentales reciban un tratamiento adecuado, las personas que cometen intentos de suicido reciban atención comunitaria y un seguimiento estrecho, se restrinja el acceso a los métodos comunes de suicidarse, y por que los medios de información actúan con más mesura al notificar los suicidios. Son demasiadas las personas de todas las edades que acaban con sus vidas innecesariamente.

Un promedio de casi 3000 personas se suicidan cada día. Cada 30 segundos, la pérdida de una persona que se mata a sí misma destroza la vida de su familia y sus amigos. Por cada persona que logra suicidarse, 20 o más lo intentan. El impacto emocional de los suicidios o los intentos de suicidio para la familia y los amigos puede durar muchos años.

Cada vez se tiene más conciencia de que el suicidio constituye un importante problema de salud pública, aunque en muchas sociedades sigue siendo tabú hablar abiertamente de la cuestión. Durante los últimos 50 años, las tasas mundiales de suicidio han aumentado un 60%, y el incremento ha sido particularmente notable en los países en desarrollo. Los suicidios notificados suponen ya una de las tres principales causas de muerte entre jóvenes de 15 a 34 años, pero la mayoría de los suicidios se registran entre los adultos y las personas mayores (60 años o más).

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) presta apoyo en todo el mundo a iniciativas de prevención del suicidio encaminadas a la prevención del suicidio de personas de todas las edades. La OMS colabora con los gobiernos y otras instancias tales como la Asociación Internacional para la Prevención del Suicidio para tratar de que el suicidio deje de ser considerado un tabú, o una consecuencia aceptable de una crisis personal o social, y sea visto como una afección sanitaria en la que influyen factores de riesgo psicosociales, culturales y ambientales, que se pueden prevenir mediante respuestas nacionales que afronten los principales factores de riesgo locales que lo favorecen.

Corresponde a la OMS la función de crear compromiso político y liderazgo para elaborar respuestas nacionales de prevención del suicidio, reforzar la capacidad nacional de planificación para establecer los sillares básicos de las respuestas nacionales, y crear capacidad nacional para aplicar esas respuestas. Si los gobiernos se comprometen a definir respuestas nacionales para prevenir los suicidios a todas las edades, se pueden realizar progresos enormes. Si establecemos redes y alianzas para promover unos planteamientos comunes que presten apoyo a los gobiernos en la planificación y la ejecución de sus respuestas nacionales, constataremos que, en efecto, el suicidio es un problema de salud pública enorme, pero que en gran medida es prevenible.

La OMS y la Asociación Internacional para la Prevención del Suicidio (AIPS) buscan garantizar que el suicidio "no siga siendo visto como un fenómeno tabú, o un resultado aceptable de crisis personales o sociales", sino como "una condición de salud influenciada por un entorno psicológico-social y cultural de alto riesgo".


Fuente: Síntesis de http://py.globedia.com - http://www.ayudatotal.com - http://nuevotiempo.org


Philippines

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Makati City


WHAT:
VOLUNTEERS’ MEET

WHERE:
TAO Auditorium
TAO Corporation Building
2291 Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext.,) Makati City

WHEN: Saturday, 7 September 2013

WHO: Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF)

WHY: In response to the global call to address stigma as a major barrier to suicide prevention, the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) is actively engaging the partnership of more advocates for suicide prevention as well as providing them with opportunities for the advocacy.

The Volunteers’ Meet aims to:

  1. orient prospective volunteers about NGF;
  2. update the volunteers of the current Philippine scenario in terms of depression and suicide; and
  3. discuss volunteer opportunities with the organization.

Poland


Grójecki


ŚWIATOWY DZIEŃ ZAPOBIEGANIA SAMOBÓJSTWOM

Dziś Światowy Dzień Zapobiegania Samobójstwom. Fundacja Przetrwać Cierpienie organizuje po raz pierwszy w Polsce kampanię społeczną.

Według Światowej Organizacji Zdrowia, co roku prawie milion ludzi na świecie odbiera sobie życie. W Polsce liczba samobójstw sięga piętnastu na sto tysięcy mieszkańców; to blisko światowej średniej.

Próby samobójcze podejmują osoby cierpiące na przykład na depresję, alkoholizm lub inne choroby. Ale to nie jedyne powody odbierania sobie życia – mówi Małgorzata Ostrowska, prezes fundacji Przetrwać Cierpienie.

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W Polsce kampania społeczna poświęcona samobójstwom organizowana jest po raz pierwszy przez Fundację Przetrwać Cierpienie.


Jak dodaje Małgorzata Ostrowska, w sytuacji kiedy człowiek ma myśli samobójcze konieczna jest pomoc specjalisty.


Fundacja Przetrwać Cierpienie zajmuje się na co dzień pomocą osobą z chorobami psychicznymi w ciężkiej sytuacji życiowej, oraz osobom z depresją.

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Portugal

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Castelo Branco


Dia Mundial da Prevenção do Suicídio 2013

A Organização Mundial de Saúde, instituiu o dia 10 de Setembro como DIA MUNDIAL DA PREVENÇÃO DO SUICÍDIO, visando sensibilizar e convocar os países-membros para a definição de estratégias destinadas a prevenir o suicídio, que constitui um problema de saúde pública. À semelhança do que tem vindo a acontecer em anos anteriores, a SPS pretende assinalar esta data, promovendo a realização de um colóquio, com a participação ativa das forças vivas da região onde o evento tem lugar - este ano, na cidade de Castelo Branco.

Este ano a iniciativa da SPS, subordinada ao lema "Estigma, Saúde Mental e Prevenção do Suicídio", conta com a colaboração da Escola Superior de Educação, Escola Superior de Saúde de Castelo Branco e Instituto de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, I.P., na organização deste evento.que irá realizar-se no Auditório da Escola Superior de Educação, no próximo dia 10 de Setembro de 2013, pela 14:00 horas.

O programa completo do evento, será publicado brevemente no sítio da SPS.


Qatar

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Doha


We are planning a number of activities in connection with the day Our activities will start on September 10 with a seminar. It will be followed by panel discussion, table talk, publication of article, radio talk, counseling etc. Also we will light a candle at 8pm on September 10.

VARTHAMANAM, a prominent Indian daily has started a series of article on the topic of suicide. There will be 6 articles starting from today. The first article appeared today

VARTHAMANAM

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MEDIAPLUS .W.L.L, Adverting & Event Management co DOHA QATAR

AMANULLA VADAKKANGARA, CEO

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Prof. Layachi Anser
Director for Research and Development,
The Social Rehabilitation Centre
Doha, Qatar


The activity included organising a cycling tournament No. of Participants: 40 people from the Centre and public
Distance cycled: 396 km
No funds were raised because this needs special arrangements with authorities.

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Romania


Cluj-Napoca


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Russia

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Magnitogorsk


Скажем нет суициду. Центр медпрофилактики приводит печальную статистику

Магнитогорск. 10 сентября – Всемирный день предотвращения суицида. Его целью является повышение информированности о проблемах самойбиства и оказание психологической поддержки для людей, у которых имеются суицидальные мысли.

Согласно данным ВОЗ, ежегодно в мире сознательно уходят из жизни более миллиона человек, а к 2020 году численность принявших решение о суициде возрастет до 1 500 000 человек. В среднем во всем мире ежедневно уходят из жизни посредством самоубийств около 3000 человек, а ежегодно погибает больше людей, чем из-за всех войн и убийств вместе взятых. Больше всего от самоубийств умирают в странах Восточной Европы. Наименьшие показатели суицидальной смертности наблюдаются в странах Центральной и Южной Америки - Перу, Мексике, Бразилии и Колумбии.

За последние годы в нашей стране наметилась тенденция снижения самоубийств. По данным Росстата, в 2010 году в России 23,4 случая на 100 тысяч населения, а в 2012 году показатель смертности уменьшился до 20,8. Однако Россия все еще продолжает находиться в группе стран с высоким уровнем суицидов.

Каждую осень можно наблюдать, как на борьбу с эпидемией гриппа мобилизуются медицинские и фармацевтические учреждения города, радио, печать, телевидение. Детей с 3-4-х летнего возраста приучают к полезному поведению. Население информировано, и это дает свои результаты, смертность от гриппа, к счастью, находится под контролем. Без сомнения, еще одной угрозой для жителей нашего города являются дорожно-транспортные происшествия. Сотрудниками ГИБДД с участием СМИ проводится огромная работа по предупреждению дорожно-транспортных происшествий.

К сожалению, осознания масштабов «суицидальной эпидемии» нет; больше того, до недавнего времени сведения о суицидах были закрыты. Мало кому известно, что от суицидов в нашем городе погибает в несколько раз больше людей, чем от ДТП.

Трудность предупреждения суицидов в том, что эта проблема комплексная. В ней выделяется ряд аспектов: экономический, социальный, медицинский, психологический, религиозный, этнический и так далее. Эффективность мероприятий по предупреждению суицидов, проводимых в одной сфере, обычно низка. Доказательством служит высокий уровень суицидов в скандинавских странах, где состояние уровня экономики считается одним из самых высоких в мире. Самые новейшие исследования показывают, что предотвращение самоубийств должны включать в себя целый ряд профилактических мер. Улучшение только экономической ситуации не всегда приводит к желаемому результату.

Экономический кризис 2008 года спровоцировал подъем суицидов в нашем городе. Поэтому в 2009 году по инициативе психологической службы Магнитогорска и администрации города было принято решение проводить ежемесячный мониторинг суицидальной активности, выявление факторов, способствующих суицидам, проводить мероприятия по их снижению.

В борьбе с самоубийствами необходимо доминирующее участие таких специалистов, как медицинские работники, психологи и психиатры. Именно профессионалы играют решающую роль в оценке степени существующего риска, оказании неотложной помощи и организации курса лечения. Им также принадлежит важная роль в углублении наших знаний по данному вопросу, проведение лекций, бесед по предотвращению самоубийств.

Известно, что в нашем городе имеется достаточно мощная сеть психиатрической службы, психоневрологические диспансеры (Коробова, 4 и Уральская, 36) и кризисный центр на базе отделения неврозов психоневрологической больницы (Рабочая, 24).

В структуру каждой общесоматической больницы включены психотерапевтические кабинеты. В нашем городе такие кабинеты имеются в Городской больнице №1 (Чкалова, 44) и Медсанчасти ММК (Набережная, 18). Много лет работает центр по оказанию психотерапевтической помощи детям в Детской городской больнице №3 (Советская, 88) и Детском психотерапевтическом центре «Лучик» (Ленина, 136).

В 2013 году открыт Городской кризисный центр для оказания психотерапевтической помощи беременным женщинам в женской консультации Родильного дома №2. Практически в каждой школе города работают преданные своему делу психологи, которые помогают сдерживать рост суицидальной активности среди подростков.

Свой посильный вклад вносят психологи и социальные работники службы социальной помощи населению города. Становится доступной консультация психолога в каждой детской поликлинике города с последующей консультацией врача-психотерапевта. Плодотворно работают частные психологические центры.

Люди, оказавшиеся в кризисной ситуации, могут получить поддержку по телефону доверия службы экстренной психологической помощи (3519) 41-55-41. Квалифицированные специалисты, способные понять и поддержать человека, круглосуточно оказывают психологическую помощь.

На сайте психологов и психотерапевтов города размещена подробная информация о причинах и факторах провоцирующих суициды, анализ структуры и динамики самоубийств, а так же способах профилактики самоубийств.

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Serbia

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Kragujevac


10 septembar –Svetski dan prevencije samoubistva
Zavod za zdravstvenu zaštitu radnika Kragujevac,obeležava 10 septembar- Svetski dan prevencije samoubistva, putem edukativno-promotivnih aktivnosti (predavanja i podela štampanog materijala (flajera) pacijentima i zaposlenima..Propagiraće se pozitivne životne vrednosti ,nacini kako se mogu prepoznati osecanja I razmisljanja osoba sa gubitkom volje za zivotom,nacini kako se moze pomoci ili potraziti pomoc.

Cilj obeležavanja dana prevencije samoubistva je podizanje nivoa svesti o značaju problema suicidnog ponasanja i pokretanje svih, kako pojedinaca i porodice, tako i najšire zajednice, da se uključe u prevenciju rizika koji dovode do samoubistva.Skrenuce se paznja na samoubistvokao nesto sto se moze spreciti.

Reč samoubistvo potiče od latinskih reči: sui-sebe, occidere-ubiti. Jedna od najprihvaćenijih definicija samoubistva kaže da je to autodestruktivani čin s ciljem oduzimanja vlastitog života. U autodestruktivna ponašanja se, osim samoubistva, ubrajaju i pokušaj samoubistva, planiranje ili samo razmišljanje o samoubistvu i sve vrste samoozleñivanja.

U prilog pandemskoj veličini problema samoubistva govori podatak Svetske zdravstvene organizacije da milion ljudi godišnje oduzme sebi život, što znači da svakih 40 sekundi neka osoba u svetu izvrši samoubistvo, a procenjuje se da su pokušaji samoubistva 20 puta češći.Narocito treba ukazati na porast broja samoubistava kod mladih. Suicidalni rizik je veći tamo gde postoji:

Stanje svesti suicidnih osoba karakterišu tri osobine:

  1. Ambivalencija: Većina ljudi ima pomešana osećanja o izvršavanju samoubistva. Želja za životom i želja da se umre vode rat, klackajući se kod suicidne osobe. Postoji neodložna potreba da se pobegne od patnje življenja i skrivena želja da se živi. Mnoge suicidne osobe ne žele zaista da umru – one su samo nesrećne i žele da trenutni bol nestane. Ako im se pruži podrška i poveća želja za životom, rizik se smanjuje.
  2. Impulsivnost: Samoubistvo je impulsivan akt. Kao i drugi impulsi, impuls da se izvrši samoubistvo je prolazan, i traje nekoliko minuta ili sati. Obično ga inicira višednevni niz negativnih dogañaja. Ova kriza moze da se prebrodi uz osobu koja je spremna da sasluša i koja je obučena da pomogne. Traženje stručne pomoći u ovom trenutku pomoći će da se ova želja smanji.
  3. Rigidnost: Kada su ljudi suicidni njihovo razmišljanje, osećanja i akcije su suženi, stalno misle na samoubistvo i ne mogu da zamisle druge načine rešavanja problema. Oni razmišljaju drastično.

Važno je znati da se manifestacije ovih osećanja lako mogu prepoznati i da se može ponuditi ili potražiti pomoć.

Ako primetite da osoba koju poznajete pati, ako posumnjate da gubi volju za životom, ponudite joj razgovor. Dajte joj do znanja da nije sama.Stavite se u poziciju te osobe i to će vam pomoći da bolje razumete kroz šta prolazi, a i pomoći će vam da reagujete na prirodan način.

Pomozite joj da shvati da su problemi REŠIVI, a ako i nisu - da postoje načini kako prihvatiti nerešive probleme i da postoje druge alternative osim samoubistva. Pomozite joj da shvati da nepodnošljivi unutrašnji doživljaj koji ima neće trajati večno i da samoubistvo nije nikakvo rešenje.

Pored toga što slušanjem i podrškom sami možete mnogo da učinite da pomognete osobi, dobro je znati koje organizacije mogu takoñe da pruže pomoć - kako osobi koja je suicidna, tako i vama samima. Za pomoć se možete obratiti:

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Subotica


10. SEPTEMBAR – SVETSKI DAN PREVENCIJE SAMOUBISTAVA

“Stigma: glavna prepreka u sprečavanju samoubistava”

Međunarodna asocijacija za prevenciju samoubistava (IASP) uz podršku Svetske zdravstvene organizacije 10. septembra ove godine obeležava jedanaestu godišnjicu Svetskog dana prevencije samoubistava. Ovogodišnjom temom, “Stigma: glavna prepreka u sprečavanju samoubistava”, želi se skrenuti pažnja da je stigma visoko prisutna svuda u svetu, posebno prema osobama sa mentalnim problemima zdravlja. Šalje se i jasna poruka i ohrabrenje svima koji su u stanju „neke potrebe“ da se obrate za podršku i pomoć jer je suicid moguće prevenirati..

Zapalite i Vi sveću 10. septembra u 20 časova!
SVETSKI DAN PREVENCIJE SAMOUBISTAVA
“Stigma: glavna prepreka u sprečavanju samoubistava”
10. septembar 2013.

Međunarodna asocijacija za prevenciju samoubistava (IASP) uz podršku Svetske zdravstvene organizacije (SZO) 10. septembra ove godine jedanaesti put obeležava Svetski dan prevencije samoubistava. Cilj ovog obeležavanja, svuda u svetu, je podizanje svesti sveukupne javnosti da je suicid moguće sprečiti. Važan zadatak je i osposobljavanje zdravstvenih radnika da šire informacije o ovom zdravstvenom problemu, da stalno rade na smanjenju stigme i iznad svega povećanju znanja kroz edukacije i treninge.

Ovogodišnjom temom, “Stigma: glavna prepreka u sprečavanju samoubistava”, želi se skrenuti pažnja da je stigma visoko prisutna svuda u svetu, posebno prema osobama sa mentalnim poremećajima zdravlja. U mnogim društvima je stigma prema osobama sa mentalnim problemima, kao i onima koji imaju suicidalne ideje ili ponašanje duboko ukorenjena, a jedan od osnovnih uzroka su neznanje i negativni stavovi.

Procena SZO je da oko 5% ljudi pokuša sebi oduzeti život tokom svog života, a da je zastupljenost suicidalne ideje u opštoj populaciji između 10% i 14%. Procena je da će u naredne dve decenije ukupni teret bolesti zbog mentalnih poremećaja zdravlja narasti na 25% i da će to postati vodeći javno zdravstveni problem u svetu, veći od malignih i kardiovaskularnih bolesti.

Procena je da godišnje oko milion ljudi u svetu izgubi život zbog samoubistva. Broj ljudskih života izgubljenih zbog suicida na godišnjem nivou prevazilazi broj izgubljenih života u ratu i zbog ubistva zajedno. U poslednjih pedeset godina broj samoubistava u svetu je porastao za 60%. Posebno zabrinjavaju činjenice da je porastao broj suicida kod adolescenata 15-19 godina, pa je suicid drugi vodeći uzrok smrti ove populacione grupe. Prava statistika o suicidu nije poznata zbog brojnih razloga, između ostalog zbog stigme ovog zdravstvenog problema, religijskih normi i socijalnih stavova.

Broj pokušaja suicida je 20 puta češći od samog suicida. Suicid je češći kod muškaraca, dok žene 2-3 puta češće pokušaju suicid. Najveći broj suicida se beleži u zemljama Istočne Evrope (Litvanija i Rusija), dok je najniži u zemljama Centralne i Južne Amerike (Peru, Meksiko, Brazil i Kolumbija).

U Srbiji je povećan broj osoba koje su pokušale samoubistvo ili o tome razmišljaju, a najviše stope samoubistava su u Vojvodini i na samom severu u Subotici i Severnobačkom okrugu gde se beleže stope veće od 30 na 100 000 stanovnika u poslednjih 10 godina. Važno je istaći da su one ipak niže u odnosu na poslednju deceniju XX veka kada su bile preko 40/ 100 000. Prošle godine je 61 osoba u Severnobačkom okrugu izvršila suicid, 39 muškaraca i 22 žene.

Suicidalno ponašanje je vrlo kompleksno i zavisi od niza faktora iz okruženja i sredine, kao i od individualnih karakteristika pojedinca. Faktori rizika su brojni i različiti, a stručnjaci ističu da su vodeći mentalni i psihički poremećaji (na prvom mestu depresija i zloupotreba alkohola, šizofrenija), kao i različiti stresni događaji tokom života (porodični i interpersonalni problemi, prekid ljubavne veze, finansijski i drugi problemi sa poslom, problemi sa zakonom, nezaposlenost i ekonomska kriza, teška bolest, dugotrajan stres....).

Zapalite sveću u blizini prozora u 20 sati 10. septembra! Time dajte podršku prevenciji samoubistava. Setite se voljene osobe koju ste izgubili. Dajte podršku preživelima od pokušaja samoubistva.

Prim. mr sc. med. Nada Kosić Bibić, Načelnik Centra za promociju zdravlja Zavoda za javno zdravlje Subotica


Slovakia


Prevencia samovrážd: Počujeme ich volanie o pomoc?

Duševné poruchy, psychológia, psychiatria, terapia, Nemocnice, lekári, operácie, vyšetrenia, úrazy, Vzdelávanie, prevencia, projekty, štatistika, prieskum, Zdravotníctvo

Svetový deň prevencie samovrážd je podporovaný Svetovou zdravotníckou organizáciou a Medzinárodnou asociáciou pre prevenciu samovrážd. Pripadá na 10. september, a pripomína sa od roku 2003. Cieľom je zvýšenie povedomia verejnosti o samovražednom správaní, prevencia, resp. poskytovanie včasnej adekvátnej liečby a starostlivosti. K téme sme oslovili odborníčku z oblasti sociálnej psychiatrie, PhDr. Vieru Nogovú, z Fakultnej nemocnice Bratislava-Ružinov.

Na Slovensku každoročne rastie počet dokonaných samovrážd. Existuje nejaká prevencia?

Práveže prevencia je veľmi zúžená, alebo zoslabená. Venujeme sa klientom, až keď je problém, alebo patológia, pokiaľ treba doliečovať krátkodobo, dlhodobo. Štátny zdravotnícky systém nie je nasmerovaný na preventívne opatrenia. Existuje edukácia na túto tému, rôznou formou (akcie, prednášky, letáky...), no v réžii zainteresovaných občianskych združení a neziskových organizácií. V nemocniciach prebieha miestami vzdelávanie, ale len o duševnom ochorení...

Neviditeľná bolesť. Čo sa deje s človekom, ktorý dlhodobo duševne trpí?

Človek je ochromený, úplne paralyzovaný vo všetkých oblastiach života, na všetkých úrovniach. Je ako keby bez nádeje, zmyslu, kvality života. Nie je zorientovaný, nemá pilier, je zacielený na smrť. No a ide v psychike dole kopcom, alebo až „špirálovo“ dole. Ak je plný emócií, vtedy je možné, že volá o pomoc, ale nikto ho nepočuje. Alebo je až „autisticky stiahnutý“, a prešmykne sa do úzkosti a strachu. Ako prvé sa mu stratia biologické potreby, vzápätí sociálne. Jasne viditeľná je porucha príjmu stravy a tekutín. Nereaguje na teplo, ticho, stráca v sebe ochranu, bezpečie.

Ľudia „na dne“. Vyhľadajú niekoho, alebo to skôr skrývajú?

Keď do toho zapoja logiku, vtedy je dobre. Racionálne začnú uvažovať buď smerom hore, alebo smerom dole. Dostanú sa z toho, idú niečo riešiť. Priam bravúrne vedia ísť klienti do samovražedných myšlienok! V kontakte s nimi je rozhodujúce porozumieť im, zaktivizovať ich k životu, riešiť pre nich neriešiteľné spolu. Vyvádzame ich z očakávaní, zo sklamaní, určujeme si, koľko námahy pri tom vynaložíme. Pokiaľ je v rodine istá miera tolerancie, že sa to (pokus o samovraždu) môže niekomu z nich stať, dá sa úspešne, rýchlo pomôcť. Naopak, odmietanie alebo „obsedantné rituály“, v zmysle „hovorím o tom opakovane, ale nekonám“, to zhoršujú, sťažujú.

Prichádzajú za vami psychiatrickí pacienti. Zdôveria sa vám s tým, že uvažujú o samovražde?

Klient mi o tom povie. Určujúce je, akému človeku, v akom prostredí a v akej situácii to vyjadrí. Keď niekoho vyhľadajú, treba to zachytiť, brať ich vážne. Prítomná býva zacyklenosť, beznádej. Zreálňujeme spolu prekážky a priestor; sprevádzam ich na ceste, hľadáme niečo, nastavujeme sa na seba, a nadrieme sa pri tom... Zvýšený strach pritom rovná sa zvýšená agresia. No a nesmie sa k tomu pridať návyková látka. U tých, ktorí sa pokúsili siahnuť si na život, je spoločným znakom „syndróm neúspešnosti“. Pomáha niekto blízky, individuálna terapia, ale aj skupinové sedenia: vedia dať človeku identifikáciu, začlenenie a poznanie, že nie je sám, kto si prechádzal životnou krízou. Takto môže prísť k záchrane - skupina má v sebe cennú, prirodzenú dynamiku, spätnú väzbu a silu.

Kto si zvolí dobrovoľný odchod zo sveta?

Ten, kto nehľadá riešenia. Nemá to v sebe tak postavené, že musí ísť ďalej, a je emočne zraniteľnejší. Biologicky nemáme právo siahnuť si na život - svoj začiatok a koniec neurčujeme my... To, že je tu niekto blízky, kto by trpel odchodom človeka, pomáha, dá sa o to oprieť. Najviac ohrození môžu byť tí, ktorí sú dlhodobo chronicky (nielen duševne) chorí, manipulovaní, žijú v nezdravých vzťahoch, s existenčnými problémami, a nie „podľa seba“. Ľudí drží nažive istá schéma...

Obdobie ekonomickej a sociálnej krízy. Ako zvládnuť extrémne silné psychické situácie?

Veľa záleží od toho, aké požiadavky má rodina, a členovia rodiny. Ako sa rozhodujú, či sú k sebe otvorení, ochotní pomôcť si, ako zodpovední sú, a čo vydržia. Potom je dôležité, či a nakoľko človek potrebuje pomoc a starostlivosť - niekto potrebuje len rozhovor, iný dlhodobú terapiu. Pre človeka je prirodzené, ak je v rovnováhe, a nie výhradne závislý od svojich blízkych. Človek nie je v súčasnej spoločnosti schopný existovať bez peňazí. Kríza vytvára schému, a tá scenár. Každý máme vlastnú batériu schopností, či sme odborníci, alebo nie. Ak dokážeme „zapojiť seba“, máme šancu zvládnuť aj zložité situácie.

Prax v nemocnici. Stretávate sa s pokusmi o samovraždu?

„Záchyty“ sa robia normálne v zdravotníckom zariadení, ako akékoľvek iné zásahy, či už ide o depresiu, psychózu alebo čokoľvek iné. U nás sa preferuje okamžitá hospitalizácia. Nastupuje ambulantný systém, ktorý poskytuje obmedzenú pomoc. Tam sa psychosociálny pilier viac-menej nezapája, len sa riešia psychofarmaká. Je zlé, že sú klienti, ktorí následne nejdú do skupiny, stacionára, strediska, poradenstva, alebo do asistencie. Niekedy sa človek zorientuje sám, kam pôjde: niečo si nájde. U tých, ktorí sa pokúsili o samovraždu, nastávajú pocity zlyhania. Môžu sa pritom zmeniť aj osobnostne. Nemusia si uvedomovať, že majú problém, lebo ho nehľadajú, neidentifikujú. Zlý pocit zo seba, alebo nechuť tu a teraz žiť - tam sa to môže celé začať.

Niekto blízky, kto si siahol na život. Sme svedkami takejto udalosti. Popíšete nám prvú pomoc, kým dorazí sanitka? Na internete sú spísané dostupné materiály, kde sa dočítate, čo robiť, a čo nerobiť... Dôležité je, najmä byť pri človeku, či už so slovom, alebo bez - niekedy je neverbálna pomoc viac. To, čo prežíva, sú rôzne výkyvy a straty. Podstatné je, že vieme, ako ho udržať v bezpečí, pri sebe, kým príde pomoc zvonku.

Liečba. Pacientom nemusia „sadnúť“, zabrať lieky, alebo ich odmietajú... Čo s tým? Musíme vždy hovoriť o vedľajších príznakoch. Sadlo, nesadlo... Hľadajú sa tie správne lieky; ide o parketu lekára; je to dlhodobý, nie ľahký proces. Musí sa udržať deň a noc, režim. Keď sa odmieta liečba, je to na rozhodnutí toho človeka. Vtedy vyjadrí klient svoj písomný nesúhlas s liečbou, hospitalizáciou.

Motivácia a dôvera pacienta. Dá sa dosiahnuť aj v akútnom psychickom stave pacienta? Pohotovosť prítomného odborníka musí byť kontaktná, ľudská. Taká, že sociálne je tu s ním človek, a neodchádza. Uvedomí si, že nie je sám. Že niekde má tú svoju kotvu, svoj ostrov, prostredie, v ktorom by mohol ešte existovať... V rámci krízového plánu klienta, ktorý sa psychiatricky lieči, sme na to pripravení, aby to dopadlo dobre.

Depresie a ordinačné hodiny psychiatrov. Vedia ich nahradiť telefonické krízové linky?

Žiaľ, Bratislava nemá takúto špecifickú linku, ako v minulosti. Na východnom Slovensku ich majú, podržali to sponzori. A včasná mobilná pohotovosť do bytu, myslím tým mobilný psychiatrický tím v teréne, funguje v zahraničí, u nás zatiaľ nie. Zostáva teda privolať integrovanú linku 112...

Nedobrovoľné hospitalizácie pacientov. Súvisia s pokusmi o samovraždu?

Nie je to až také jednoznačné, pri nedobrovoľnej hospitalizácii. Žiaľ, väčšinou ide o nedodržiavanie liečby. Vychádzame zo zdravotníckeho zákona. Bolo by dobré, keby sociálne služby, spolu so sociálno-právnou ochranou, boli rozšírené a poskytované. Zdravotníci (v rámci tímov) nemajú tieto služby. Musí sa veľa terapeuticky pracovať s rodinou. Ak je niekto „na dne“, pomáha krízová intervencia - aj keď nie je osobná, aspoň človek počuje hlas, a podržíme ho... Ak to mám zhrnúť, tak účinné je vyhľadať pomoc, nemlčať, a byť k sebe vnímaví.

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Slovenia

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Slovenian


Ljubljana and Maribor City


We will hold following activities at 2013 World Suicide Prevention Day in Slovenia:

As every year, the activities around WSPD are a joined action of OZARA Slovenia, Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenian Association for Suicide Prevention and Institute Andrej Marusic.


South Africa

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Afrikaans


Umhlanga


SOLOS (Survivors of Loved Ones Suicide) South Africa will host the 6th Annual Suicide Remembrance and Awareness Walk on the 8th of September from 08H30 am to 10H30am. We congregate at Durban View Park, Marine Drive, Umhlanga and messages to loved ones are placed in balloons. We then walk to the Lighthouse where we have a minute of silence for our loved ones lost and then the balloons are released. If you would like more information please contact Joy 0832565993 or Lori 0836520117. We encourage your participation as it would certainly help our cause to remove the stigma attached to mental illness and suicide.

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South Korea

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Korean


Gonju


2013년 공주시 세계자살예방의 날 행사
글쓴이 : 공주시정신건강증진센… 조회
2013년 공주시 세계자살예방의 날 행사

-공주시 생명사랑, 생명존중 문화조성-

공주시정신건강증진센터에서는 9월 10일 (화) 오후 1:30 중동에 위치한 공주문화원에서 세계자살예방의 날 행사를 개최할 예정이다.


공주시는 심각한 사회문제로 대두되고 있는 자살문제에 대하여 많은 시민들이 관심을 갖고 생명을 존중하는 사회분위기 조성을 위하여 이번 세계자살예방의 날 행사를 통해 적극적인 자살예방에 나선다.


이번 행사에서는 공주시보건소장을 포함해 국립공주병원 전공의, 보건지소 간호사, 사회복지종사자, 이장, 통장, 부녀회장 등이 참석하여 공주시 생명사랑, 생명존중 문화조성을 위해 행사에 참가할 예정이다.


행사는 공주시정신건강증진센터에서 진행하고 있는 자살예방 사업, 유가족 지원 사업의 소개, 자살예방 교육과 더불어 생명지킴이 위촉식․보수 교육, 2013년 제3회 생명사랑 포스터 공모전의 시상식이 진행 될 예정이다.


김현진 센터장(국립공주병원 전문의)은 “생명을 사랑하고, 존중하고 지키는 공주시를 만들면 좋겠다. 또한 공주시에서 하는 행사이니만큼 공주 시민들의 적극적인 행사 참여가 있었으면 좋겠다.” 라고 전하며 행사의 많은 참여를 바랬다.


행사에 관한 문의는 공주시정신건강증진센터 (041-852-1094,5)로 하면 된다.


Pohang


2013년 제10회 포항시 자살예방의 날 기념행사 안내 · 북구보건소 > 북구보건관리과 > 방문보건담당 : 이혜림 ( ☎ 054-270-4198 )·

포항시에서는 제10회 세계 자살예방의 날(9.10)을 맞아 자살예방에 대한 인식을 개선하여 생명의 소중함을 깨닫는 생명존중문화 분위기를 조성하고자 2013년 제10회 자살예방의 날 기념행사를 마련하였습니다

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Seoul



Spain

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Catalan

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Spanish


Barcelona


barcelona

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Madrid


Día Mundial Prevención del Suicidio

DÍA MUNDIAL DE LA PREVENCIÓN DEL SUICIDIO

10.09.2013

CONFERENCIA

wspd madrid

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Sri Lanka


Colombo


Sri Lanka Sumithrayo is planning a series of activities to create awareness about suicide prevention.

  1. Feature articles:
    Daily News
    Business Today

    and many more in Sinhala and Tamil and English
  2. Television, radio interviews and adverts
  3. Stand-up public demonstration on the streets(Display of Banners)& distribution of brochures.
  4. A public workshop:
    Invitees from many social service organizations and eminent persons from relevant authorities will be will come together at 60, Horton Place, Colombo 07 where we hope to discuss how Stigma is a barrier to suicide prevention and how we as service organizations can come together to overcome this barrier.
  5. Lighting a Candle at 8.00pm

Sri Lanka Sumithrayo
60B, Horton Place
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Tele: +94(0)112692909
sumithrayo@srilankasumithrayo.org
sumithrayo@sltnet.lk


Suriname

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Dutch


Paramaribo



Sweden


Bollnäs​

Program i Bollnäs kyrka kl. 18.00 - ca 20.30​

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Göteborg


Filmvisning och sopplunch på Sensus kl. 12.00
Manifestation på torget i Nordstan kl. 14.00
Föreställning i Gustavigården kl. 16.00 - 17.00
Ljuständning och musik i Domkyrkan kl. 18.00
för detaljerad info: se temadagens programblad

Website

Halmstad


Minnesstund i S:t Nikolai kyrka kl. 19.00

Website


Jönköping


Fika, information och diskussioner kl. 14.30 - 17.00

i Räddningstjänstens lektionssal

Website


Lund


WSPD Lund Sweden

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Ljusmässa i Domkyrkan kl. 18.30

med tal, sång och musik

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Nyköping


"Det gäller livet" i Alla Helgona församlingshem

kl. 13.00 - 17.00

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Stolkholm


10/9 Suicidprevention

Suicidprevention på World Suicide Prevention Day
Den 10 september infaller World Suicide Prevention Day. Jorden runt äger aktiviteter rum för att uppmärksamma den stora börda som självmord utgör och diskutera strategier för prevention. Centrum för Psykiatriforskning i Stockholm arrangerar en tisdagssammankomst kl. 18-19.30 på SLS med anledning av dagen och presenterar aktuell forskning och riktlinjer.


Medverkande: Prof Jari Tiihonen, KI/Psykiatri Nordväst
"Psychopharmacological aspects of suicide prevention in patients with schizofrenia."

Doc Jussi Jokinen, KI/Psykiatri Nordväst:
”Biomarkörer för prediktion av självmordsrisk”

Prof Bo Runeson, KI/Norra Stockholms psykiatri
”Nya riktlinjer för suicidnära patienter”

Moderator: Marie Dahlin, KI/Norra Stockholms psykiatri

Tid & plats: tisdagen den 10 september kl. 18-19.30 i SLS hus, Klara Östra Kyrkogata 10 i Stockholm.

Sammankomsterna är öppna föreläsningar och debatter. De är gratis och för alla. Du behöver inte vara medlem i SLS. Ingen föranmälan behövs.

Efter sammankomsten serveras mat i restaurangen till självkostnadspris.

Varmt välkommen!

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Frukostseminarium på Café Klara Rica Hotel

Ska man använda ordet självmord i en tidningsrubrik?

med bl.a. SPES förbundsordförande Gunilla Wahlén

kl. 07.15 - 09.00

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Switzerland

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in French

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in German

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Genève

Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide

Rendre visible la prévention

La Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide est une occasion de faire parler de prévention dans l'espace public à travers des événements.

Les événements publics de la campagne 2013:pincette

Campagne de proximité

Pendant les 2 mois qui entourent le 10 septembre, STOP SUICIDE se déplace dans des lieux fréquentés par des jeunes pour animer des actions de prévention (maisons de quartier, foyers ou programmes d'orientation scolaire et professionnelle, etc.)

Chaque animation est organisée en collaboration avec les encadrants des jeunes en fonction de l'âge et des caractéristiques particulières de chaque groupe de jeunes. Dans des cadres plus informels comme les festivals, STOP SUICIDE tient des stands de prévention pour informer et distribuer le matériel.

Contactez-nous si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur le déroulement d'une action de proximité ou pour en organiser une avec nous: info@stopsuicide.ch

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WSPD Switzerland

A l’occasion de la journée mondiale de prévention du suicide le 10 septembre, la Fondation Children Action et les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève lancent un concours afin de donner un nouveau nom à « l’Unité de crise » créée en 1996 pour combattre le terrible fléau qu’est le suicide chez les jeunes en Suisse. L’ « Unité de crise » offre une réponse professionnelle aux jeunes qui viennent de faire une tentative de suicide ou risquent un passage à l’acte suicidaire. Elle accueille les adolescents et leur propose un suivi sur mesure qui prenne en compte leurs besoins et leurs modes de vie. Afin de donner une meilleure visibilité à cette Unité et de permettre aux jeunes en mal de vivre de ne pas oublier qu’une structure existe pour les aider, un concours, adressé aux 13-25 ans, est organisé pour trouver une nouvelle appellation à l’Unité de Crise. Nous comptons sur votre soutien pour relayer ce concours au plus grand nombre. Pour ce faire, vous trouverez ci-joint l’affiche de la campagne, que nous vous serions reconnaissants de bien vouloir transmettre aux jeunes de votre entourage. N’hésitez pas également à partager l’affiche sur vos réseaux sociaux. Le règlement et les conditions de participation sont disponibles sur notre site http://www.childrenaction.org/foundation/concours. Nous restons à votre entière disposition pour tout renseignement complémentaire. En vous remerciant par avance de l’accueil que vous voudrez bien réserver à la présente, Avec nos meilleurs messages. Pour plus d’informations : www.childrenaction.org

WSPD Switzerland

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Lausanne

VD / Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide : conférence publique
lundi 20 août 2012
A l’occasion de la 10e Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide, le Groupe prévention suicide Vaud, issu de la politique en santé mentale du Canton de Vaud, organise une conférence publique de la Professeure Monique Séguin de l’Université du Québec en Outaouais, Groupe McGill d’étude sur le suicide, Hôpital Douglas, Montréal. Thème de cette conférence publique :
Comment prévenir les comportements suicidaires ?
- Date et horaire : Lundi 10 septembre 2012 de 17h30 à 19h00
- Lieu : Lausanne, CHUV, Auditoire César Roux (Bâtiment principal, niveau 08)
- Entrée libre
- Stands de prévention dans le hall du CHUV
- Télécharger l’affichette de la conférence.

Conférence organisée par le Groupe prévention suicide Vaud issu de la politique en santé mentale du canton de Vaud avec le soutien du Département de Psychiatrie du CHUV, de l’Unité Multidisciplinaire de Santé de l’Adolescent du CHUV, de la Fondation de Nant, du Service de la Santé Publique du Canton de Vaud et de l’Association européenne pour la promotion de la santé (AEPS).

A noter sur ce même thème, la formation de 2 jours : "Faire face au risque suicidaire" : afin de mieux identifier, évaluer et prendre en charge des personnes à risque de suicide. En savoir plus sur cette page internet de la Formation continue UNIL-EPFL.

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Taiwan

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Chinese - Taiwan


Chiayi


There is a “Mental Health Week” series activities hosted by Chiayi City Health Bureau from September 2nd to 7th.
For details please visit website: http://digg.www.gov.tw/digg_content.php?d_id=39130


Tainan


There will have a “Cherishing Life, Happy Workplace” demonstration workplace certification ceremony and an opening press conference of "Mental Health Month” that hosted by Tainan City Government and Tainan Bureau of Health on September 10th
For details please visit website:
http://health.tainan.gov.tw/tnhealth/release/detail.aspx?Id=390


Taipei


Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center in Taipei, Taiwan is involved in World Suicide Prevention Day and organizes series activities to make the connection to the globe. Here are Taiwan’s series activities:

There is a "Cherishing Life, Restoring Hope" articles competition held by TSPC from May 1st to July 31st.

Distribute posters to 120 community pharmacies in Taiwan in order to promote the concept of suicide prevention.

To raise the awareness of the concept for suicide prevention, we had released the information flyer of BSRS-5 in some major station of Taipei MRT from September 1st to 10th.

The TSPC will hold an International seminar-“Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention” on September 8th. And there will be posters exhibition and scholars from US, Japan and Korea and domestic partners from different professionals will attend.

The World Suicide Prevention day’s Press Conference -“Breaking the Stigma and Seeking Help Courageously” will be held by TSPC on September 8th. It will release suicide related data and important findings related to stigma of 2013 telephone poll.

For detail please visit TSPC website:
http://www.tspc.doh.gov.tw

Taipei
“World Suicide Prevention Day movie playing” and “A talk by an expert” are sponsored by Ministry of Health and Welfare Taipei Hospital on September 7th.
For details please visit website:
http://www.ptph.doh.gov.tw/?aid=301&pid=0&page_name=detail&iid=790


Taoyaun


There is a conference-“Cherishing Life and the Elderly Care” which is hosted by Health Bureau of Taoyuan city on September 10th.
For details please visit website:
http://www.mental.tychb.gov.tw/Main.asp


Huayen World Community of Taiwan
There is a Buddhist prayer event hosted by Huayen World Community of Taiwan on August 31st, which is meant to pray for humans and the deceased.
For details please visit website:
http://www.huayenworld.org/index.php/zh-TW/

Sent 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
Web site: http://www.tspc.doh.gov.tw
E-mail: international@tsos.org.tw


Thailand

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Thai


Bangkok


Radio program by Prakarn Thomyangkoon broadcasting on AM band at 1575 kilohertz frequency on Thursday 4th September 2013 on the topic “World Suicide Prevention Day.”

Khon Kaen Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital Seminar on Friday 6th September 2013 at Central Plaza shopping center, Khon Kaen province with general public attendants about 500 to 1000 people.


Department of Psychiatry, Rajavithi Hospital , The Psychiatric Association of Thailand , Department of Mental Health Ministry of Public Health , The Samaritans Association of Thailand, and Suicide Prevention Society of Thailand will hold a seminar on the topic of “Help decrease stigma, help decrease suicide” on Monday 9th September 2013 at EMS building 4th floor, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
Approximately 100 attendants will include some psychiatrists, nurses, psychologist, social workers and general public.

Reported by Dr. Prakarn Thomyangkoon Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok 10400 Thailand


Ukraine


Kiev


10 ВЕРЕСНЯ 2013 РОКУ - ВСЕСВІТНІЙ ДЕНЬ ЗАПОБІГАННЯ САМОГУБСТВАМ АБО ВСЕСВІТНІЙ ДЕНЬ ЗАПОБІГАННЯ СУЇЦИДУ

За ініціативи Міжнародної асоціації запобігання самогубствам (МАПС) при активній підтримці Всесвітньої організації охорони здоров'я та під патронатом Організації Об'єднаних Націй 10 вересня 2013 року проводитиметься Всесвітній день запобігання самогубствам або Всесвітній день запобігання суїциду (англ. WorldSuicidePreventionDay).

За даними Всесвітньої організації охорони здоров’я серед населення віком від 15 до 44 років суїцид є однією з головних причин смертності. За офіційними даними, кожного року в світі близько мільйона людей закінчують життя самогубством. Кожні 40 секунд у світі хтось вбиває себе. І хоч як це жахливо, серед підлітків суїцид – третя за частотою причина смерті. В Україна на кожні 100 тис. населення припадає більше двадцяти самогубств. За офіційними даними наша держава входить у першу десятку країн світу з найвищим рівнем самогубств. Щодня в Україні від самогубств вмирає 35-40 осіб і здійснюється близько 500 суїцидальних спроб. Отже, існує велика кількість здорових дітей, перед якими постає питання про сенс власного існування та необхідність жити далі. Юнь потребує більшої уваги дорослих, адже вони тільки зовні справляють враження незалежних і самостійних, а «всередині» хлопці й дівчата дуже вразливі й болісно реагують на життєві негаразди.

У зв'язку з цим центр практичної психології і соціальної роботи КОІПОПК надає методичні рекомендації з організації та проведення заходів до Всесвітнього дня запобігання суїциду.

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United Kingdom


Bedfordshire, England


Talk on Suicide Prevention Wednesday 18th September 2013 at the Harpur Suite, 10:00 - 11:15 and again at 11:20 - 14:00

Dr Aggrey Burke will talk abut Confronting the Stigma of Suicide Samaritans will give a talk on indentifying signs of suicidal feelings and How the Samaritans can help. Sarah Pacey will give the Latest Data on Suicide in Bedfordshire.

Throughout the day there will be various stalls and surgeries available, including:
Life Stories - show of videos
Roving GP to hold surgeries
Memorial Wall for Victims

Poster

Programme


Brighton & Hove, England


Grassroots Suicide Prevention will be holding key events to mark World Suicide Prevention Day in Brighton & Hove this September. Evening event Our exciting evening event will take place on World Suicide Prevention Day itself, from 7 - 9.30 pm on Tuesday 10th September at BHASVIC Sixth Form College, 205 Dyke Road, Hove, BN3 6EG.

The evening's activities will include:

The theme for World Suicide Prevention this year is 'Stigma: a major barrier to suicide prevention' (www.iasp.info/wspd/). Stigma can be fatal as it can prevent people in need from reaching out and asking for help. We can collectively reduce stigma through taking part in, and talking about, events such as this.

Please RSVP by 30th August to chris@prevent-suicide.org.uk at the latest if you would like to attend this event. We hope to see you there for what will be an inspiring and fun evening.

Weekend and mid-week events

On Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September, 10 am - 5 pm we are holding an event with information stands on Brighton seafront. Please come and join us, and tie a ribbon of hope or remembrance to the famous Kissing Sculpture. We are also planning a Zumbathon to raise money and celebrate life!

Our stand will be taking pledge signatures, selling books, and giving out suicide prevention resources to the public. We have room for 2 or 3 local organisations to join us by also having a stand. Please get in contact if you would like to join us: chris@prevent-suicide.org.uk

Monday 9th - Friday 13th September we will be hosting a free, outdoor photographic exhibition in Jubilee Square, outside Brighton Library. The photographs will be beautiful portraits with a clear stigma reduction message.

We hope you will join us at one or more of these events and look forward to connecting with you.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention gratefully acknowledges funding from Public Health which has enabled us to organise these events.
Chris Brown, Director

Will you take our 'Tell Me' pledge? Sign up to have open, honest and direct conversations about suicide http://bit.ly/TellMepledge


Chatham, England


The Active Medway Cycling Group is having a dedicated cycle ride to mark Suicide Prevention Day and to raise awareness of support services in the community. This is open to anyone age 16+ and will be held at Riverside Country Park from 6-7pm on Thursday 12th Sept. The routes vary from 2 miles to 10 miles according to ability and there is some provision for those who wish to borrow a bike for the event.Please contact sara.moreland@medway.gov.uk or hazel.gallagher@medway.gov.uk for further information.


Leicester, England


FREE Music & Awareness at the Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester (12noon to 2pm)

There will be a lunchtime event at the Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY. This will be an informal ‘drop-in’ between 12 noon and 2pm, free and open to all, with music from local performer Gren Bartley, and with displays and information from many local agencies involved in supporting people who may be in distress and, potentially, at risk of suicide. These include Samaritans, Living Without Abuse, Victim Support, Christians Against Poverty, LAMP (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project), Trade Sexual Health, New Dawn New Day, Adhar Project, Time To Change (Leics), The RECOVERY Project. Please come along and help us fight stigma, which is the major barrier to suicide prevention – or just come along to enjoy the music!

The Rural Community Council's Suicide Awareness Partnership Training (SAPT) Project has arranged this event with support from, and on behalf of, the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Suicide Audit and Prevention Group.

For further information, please contact Mike Wilbur: mwilbur@ruralcc.org.uk / 0116 268 9712


Sheffield, England


  1. WSPD brochure was circulated by e-mail to all employees of Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC), Sheffield, UK. SHSC is the main provider of a wide range of specialist health and social care services to individuals and their carers or families in Sheffield, UK.
  2. WSPD brochure was put on the Electronic Board for all employees of SHSC.
  3. WSPD banner on public areas of the Michael Carlisle Centre (psychiatric hospital).

Nicoletta P Lekka
Sheffield
United Kingdom


Sunderland, England


September 10th 2013 is World Suicide Prevention Day

A LIFE Worth Living and the Sunderland Suicide Prevention Action Group will be manning the Active Bus which will be located outside Burger King in Sunderland City Centre throughout the day.

They will be taking the campaign to the people of Sunderland by handing out leaflets and talking with members of the public.

Please inform your colleagues, friends, families and neighbours of this event so they can come and say hello and support the campaign!

Thank You.

http://www.alifeworthliving.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/SunSamaritans


Belfast, Northern Ireland


World Suicide Prevention Day 2013...OUTDOOR CONCERT

Grounds of Belfast City Hall
Description CELEBRATION OF LIFE

This is a FREE event..... Outdoor concert, featuring Alecia karr, the UK's No. 1 tribute to P!nk & Leanne Warne, all the way from Sunny Weymouth, more commonly known as the "Rock Diva's"..Northern Irelands Premier tribute to Katy Perry and Oly Murs with Paula Katy & Kris Taylor Plus a very special acoustic P!nk set with Ray Haller, Stevie Shanks and Alecia karr..... PLUS..face painting, stilt walkers, Stalls, food outlets, carnival atmosphere and much much more... Everyone welcome.

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Craigavon, Northern Ireland

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Gaelic


Yellow Ribbon: yellowribbonnorthernireland@gmail.com

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, Northern Ireland, (Charity No: XT25675), write to request your support for a new innovative digital approach to providing information about mental health and suicide prevention support services in the UK, Ireland and further afield.

"SharEd" (Share to Educate), has been designed by Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program (NI) to help charitable organisations to manage their data more efficiently through harnessing the potential of social media to reach as wide an audience as possible. By collaborating with charitable organisations across the spectrum of mental health and suicide prevention we aim to provide a resource which encourages individuals to achieve the mental fitness required for life in the 21st century. We will work off a platform of the top 5 social media sites worldwide and will collect and analyse the data on tweets, posts, reposts, etc. Allowing us to identify the upcoming social media trends and analyse and improve our performance.

Throughout our trail period “ "SharEd" proved highly successful and created a positive interest among mental health charities and education providers. Since we opened for registration to participate we are expanding rapidly.

We plan to launch "SharEd" on 10th September 2013 to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. By this time we anticipate there will be 20 registered participating charities, as well as the support of youth organisations and FE colleges. The launch event will have as much media coverage as can possibly be obtained. We are open to having additional charities involved that have a larger reach. We would love to have as much global coverage as possible.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program (NI) formerly requests your support:

We believe that with "SharEd" Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program (NI) are providing leadership in both charitable collaboration and mental health and suicide prevention, by empowering individuals and communities through education to reduce the perceived stigma and thus save lives. Thank you for taking the time to read this communication. Your support is important to us.


United States of America


California


Los Angeles


Suicide Prevention and Awareness Blog Day Kick Off!

On September 10, 2013, the World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) will co-sponsor World Suicide Prevention Day. To commemorate this day, the MSW@USC invites you to participate in our Suicide Awareness Blog Day. Around the world, suicide is a major public health problem and is the leading cause of death for young people. Worldwide, nearly one million people succumb to suicide each year, a number that exceeds deaths from war and homicide combined. Somewhere in the world, someone dies of suicide every 40 seconds.

This is the 11th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme is “Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.” Untreated mental illness and substance abuse are at the root of many suicide deaths. Reluctance to seek help for these conditions is often due to stigma. According to the IUSD, the stigma associated with mental illness and suicidal behavior can be caused by ignorance, prejudice, discrimination and other negative attitudes. Education is one of the most important tools available to eradicate the stigma of mental illness and reduce the global suicide level. One of the goals of World Suicide Prevention Day is to inspire people to get involved to help raise awareness of this critical issue. By working together to help eliminate the stigma, we can help people to feel more empowered to seek support when they need it.

If you are a blogger who has a personal story about suicide or mental illness, consider sharing it in a blog post. It can be your own story or the story of a friend or loved one. After you’ve published your post, please leave a link to it below. No matter what you usually blog about, this is the perfect opportunity to reach out to others and be part of the movement to raise awareness in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. Everyone is welcome to participate! Here’s how:

  1. Publish a blog post that incorporates a suicide prevention theme. Mention why raising awareness about this issue matters.
  2. Include a link back to our blog campaign description so that your readers can learn how they can raise awareness, too.
  3. Place the “Blogging for Suicide Prevention” badge on your post or site using the html code provided below.
  4. Share your blog post for suicide prevention on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #SABD13 #suicideprevention.
  5. Check out our Suicide Awareness Roundup to read, engage and follow bloggers participating in the campaign.

Important Note: Please provide a trigger warning if you include any traumatic experiences or images in your blog post.

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Santa Barbara


Dr. Lisa Firestone
Santa Barbara, California, United States

Understanding and Preventing Suicide
Free Webinar
Presenter: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.
11am – 12pm PST

In this Webinar, Dr. Firestone will educate the public about the warning signs and risk factors for suicide as well as the helper tasks that can save a life.<

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Santa Clara


We are Andy Chan and Faith Ibok from Santa Clara, California. We are working to have the Wilcox High School community wear yellow in honor of those that have taken their lives. Suicide is also something that has affected us both in our school's community.


Colorado


Fort Morgan


Fort Morgan Walk
Where: Riverside Park - Nature Trail
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 2:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Brittany Frisbie
Phone 970-380-2868
E-mail Address bfrisbie12@hotmail.com

Website


Grand Junction


Grand Junction Walk
Where: Canyon View
Grand Junction, Colorado
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 11:00 am
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 2:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Carrie Pell
Phone 970-433-7175
E-mail Address Carrie748@ymail.com

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Highlands Ranch


South Metro Walk
Where: Highlands Ranch HS - 9375 Cresthill Lane
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:30 am
Ends: 12:00 pm Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Judy Cole
Phone: 303.499.2054
E-mail Address: judycole@hypermall.net
Website


Disctrict of Columbia


Washington


Washington, D.C. ― Stigma against people with mental illnesses or suicidal behavior is a major barrier to suicide prevention, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said today in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2013. PAHO/WHO data show that more than 60,000 people take their own lives each year in the Americas.

"Suicide is a serious public health problem," said PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne. "We need to change societal attitudes toward mental illness and suicidal behavior so that people at risk and their families do not feel afraid, ashamed or discriminated against when they seek help. This kind of change could save thousands of lives."

World Suicide Prevention Day, whose theme for 2013 is "Stigma: a major barrier for suicide prevention," is an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and WHO. Its goal is to increase knowledge and awareness of suicide and the fact that it is preventable. This year’s campaign calls for eliminating stigma against people with mental illness or suicidal behavior.

A large percentage of people who take their own lives suffer from mental illness. More than 9 in 10 suicides are associated with psychiatric disorders, although social, economic and cultural factors also play an important role. Many people who take their own lives have had no contact with health or social services, and in many cases, no such services are readily available during moments of crisis.

Lack of adequate care and lack of knowledge are factors that increase the stigma associated with mental illness and suicidal behavior. Community-based educational programs can help increase public awareness of the characteristics and treatment of people with mental illnesses or suicidal behavior and of treatment resources that are available to help individuals with these problems.

Improved knowledge, however, is not sufficient to overcome stigma. Many health professionals feel uncomfortable treating people with mental disorders or suicidal thoughts and often have negative attitudes toward such patients. This can result in failure to provide optimal care and support for people in crisis. Changing such attitudes requires a long-term effort to change the underlying cultural values of the community in parallel with efforts to modify the treatment norms of health workers, especially in primary care.

Most suicides are preventable. WHO recommends, among other things, reducing access to the means of suicide (pesticides, medicines, firearms); increasing treatment for people with mental disorders, especially those suffering from depression, alcoholism or schizophrenia; ensuring follow-up of patients who have attempted suicide; promoting responsible treatment of these issues by the media; and training for primary health care professionals.

Suicide worldwide

Nearly 1 million people die from suicide each year worldwide, or 3,000 daily 250,000 annual suicides globally are among young people under age 25 For every one person who takes his or her own life, 20 others attempt suicide

Suicide in the Americas

PAHO, founded in 1902, is the oldest international public health organization in the world. It works with its member countries to improve the health and the quality of life of the people of the Americas. It serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of WHO and is part of the Inter-American system.


Suicide prevention
http://www.who.int/mental_ health/prevention/suicide/ suicideprevent/en/index.html

Suicide mortality in the Americas (regional report)
http://www2.paho.org/hq/ dmdocuments/2010/Suicide% 20Mortality%20in%20the% 20Americas.pdf

PAHO/WHO Mental Health program
http://www.paho.org/hq/index. php?option=com_content&view= category&layout=blog&id=1167& Itemid=353&lang=en

Public health action for the prevention of suicide
http://www.who.int/mental_ health/publications/ prevention_suicide_2012/en/ index.html

Preventing suicide: a resource for media professionals
http://www.who.int/mental_ health/prevention/suicide/ resource_media.pdf
International Association for Suicide Prevention
www.iasp.info/wspd/index.php

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Florida


Jacksonville


Hi my name is Samantha Grossman. I'm from Jacksonville, Florida. I'm 16 and I am Bipolar. Yesterday I wrote this email to my principal:

As you may possibly already know, I am Bipolar. Therefore, suicide is a topic I know quite a lot about, due to the times I experience depressive cycles. I am very lucky that I have a great support system that looks out for me and who are aware of the signs. Every year I do something for World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th). This year IASP's (International Association For Suicide Prevention) project is Cycle Around The Globe where you ride a bike as far around the globe to make people aware of the suicide issue. I was stumped as I lack the coordination to ride a bike. I thought to myself, "Well what can I do to spread awareness?" I thought for a while and realized I wanted to do something bigger. I am hoping you would be willing to hold an assembly on Tuesday September 10th about suicide prevention. It is a fact that suicide can be prevented through education and public awareness. I think having an assembly is especially important as suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens. Most teens who commit suicide never sought professional help or even reached out to someone for help. People with depression that seek help have an 80% chance of being treated successfully. It is important for teens to know there are people out there that really care and want to help them. Thank you for taking the time to read this email.

Today she responded with:

I support you with this assembly. I am going to include Ms. L and Ms. R on this email. They will be responsible for coordinating this assembly. Please review the content with Ms. L. I am very proud of you for wanting to do this.

I am going to create an assembly on September 10th. I wish a member from IASP could be there to speak at the assembly.

I want to thank you for inspiring me to make this happen.


Indiana


Anderson


I work for Aspire Indiana, a community mental health center in Indiana. We have locations in Noblesville, Anderson, Lebanon,Carmel,Elwood and Indianapolis. In Anderson, Indiana, we are holding an event for World Suicide Prevention Day. At noon, we've invited the public to hear the mayor's proclamation to help us prevent suicide and raise awareness. We have had very high suicide rates here in our area and we now have a coalition who wants to become educated and spread the education about prevention to as many people as possible. We are making ribbons to wear and using social media to promote our efforts in prevention and education. We all want to do more but every person can do something.


Loogootee


Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life.
Every 40 seconds another family loses a mother, a son, a grandparent.
Every 40 seconds death takes another desperate victim.

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. Join us at 7:45 P.M. to light a candle in memory of those who have lost the fight, in solidarity for those who are left with only memories, and in support of those who continue to battle daily. The local L.O.V.E. group in affiliation with the Loogootee United Methodist Church asks you to meet with us on the south parking lot to light a candle in acknowledgment that suicide is not just something that happens in other places. It is a disease that continues to infiltrate our small community and thousands of small communities just like ours across the globe. In the 40 seconds it takes the average person to read this information, someone made the decision to end their life.

Please don’t give up. You cannot be replaced.

Alisha Bailey, founder
Let One Voice Emerge
Loogootee, Indiana, USA


Kansas


Emporia


Emporia Walk
Where: Soden's Grove
Emporia, Kansas
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Barb Nelson (info below) and Sandy Humphreys (620-343-0843), skhumphreys@sbcglobal.net
Phone 913-620-4136
E-mail Address barbnelson@afspkc.com


Kansas


Owensboro


Brescia Activities Surrounding National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business and anyone can participate in National Suicide Prevention Week. Stigma about mental health and receiving help keeps far too many people away from the resources that could assist them. Mental health is just as important as physical health. While many students go to the gym, watch their weight and eat healthy, the vast majority do not always pay the same attention to their mental health. For students who are feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, recognizing and being aware of their mental health can help prevent the development a mood disorder such as depression.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, 2013. To coincide with this date of world awareness, the Office of Student Development at Brescia University is providing free ‘Screening for Mental Health’ on September 10th from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Lobby of the Campus Center, to help students determine if they may be suffering from a mental health condition. The screenings are not intended to be diagnostic, but they are excellent indicators of whether further help should be sought.

Another easy, free and anonymous way to stay on top of your mental health is to take an online screening. This is available to anyone in the Brescia University community, on-ground or online only! http://www.ulifeline.org/brescia/ Click on “Get started with the SELF EVALUATOR.” (The Self-Evaluator was developed by Duke University and The Jed Foundation.)

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention: September 13, 2013 at 1pm-2:30pm in Room 210-Science Building. This training is free & open to any interested person. Please email evaa@brescia.edu if you plan to attend so that we can have a certificate of completion ready for you; however, you still may come if not pre-registered! Our goal is for BU to be a suicide aware campus.

{Note: We are sorry that we cannot offer this training to our online students, but due to copyright laws with the QPR Institute, we are only allowed to deliver the curriculum in person. Please check their website for opportunities for suicide prevention training in your home area: www.qprinstitute.com or contact them directly to find someone trained near you: qinstitute@qwestoffice.net}

On Saturday, September 14th, the Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition hosts the 6th Annual Lifesavers Walk, beginning & ending at the Owensboro HealthPark, 1006 Ford Ave. Free registration begins at 9am. 1.5 mile walk begins at 10am. The purpose of the walk is to keep in our memories those who have died by suicide and for those who are struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. We’re also walking to raise awareness of suicide and the need for suicide prevention. Last year a group from Brescia University walked together. Brescia University is represented on the board of ORSPC by Dr. Linda Girouard, representative for Higher Education and Eva Atkinson, member at large & volunteer webmaster for www.orspc.org. Please talk to one of us if you are interested in ORSPC. We plan to be at the Walk.


Eva Glahn Atkinson, M.A., LMFT, CADC
Counseling Services Director & Senior Lecturer QPR Suicide Prevention Program Master Trainer & Gatekeeper Trainer Brescia University
717 Frederica St.
Room 234 Science Building
Owensboro KY 42301
ph 270-686-4282
fax 270-686-4309
email eva.atkinson@brescia.edu
Website http://www.brescia.edu/counseling
The Brescia Difference:
Respect for the Sacred, Devotion to Learning, Dedication to Growth in Virtue, and Promotion of Servant Leadership.

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Maine


Fort Kent


St. John Valley Walk
Where: NMMC Wellness Center (next to Subway)
Fort Kent, Maine
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 10:00 pm Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Ethel Jalbert RN
Phone: 207-834-5790
E-mail Address: theljalbert@yahoo.com
Website


Maryland


Annapolis


Annapolis Walk
Where: Downtown Annapolis
Annapolis, Maryland
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 11:30 am
Ends: 1:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Leslie Cardwell
Phone 314-503-6504
E-mail Address leslie.cardwell21@gmail.com

Website


Frederick


Frederick Out of the Darkness Walk
Where: Baker Park, Bandshell
Frederick, Maryland
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Ryan Newcomb
Phone: 646-632-5189
E-mail Address: RNewcomb@afsp.org
Website


Hagerstown


Hagerstown Walk
Where: Hagerstown City Park - 501 Virginia Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Julie Matheny
Phone: 301-992-3522
E-mail Address: jules68@myactv.net
Website


Michigan


Allegan


In Allegan, Michigan, USA, we produced a video love letter inspired by Global Love Letters and are encouraging everyone everywhere to reach out to others by writing letters filled with words of love, hope and encouragement for a two week period that encompasses the World Suicide Prevention Day and the International Day of Peace. hSeptember 8th to 21st. We also will have a giant love letter posted in a public park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Big Rapids


Big Rapids Michigan Walk
Where Northend Riverside Park
Big Rapids, Michigan
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Michelle Lewis
Phone 231-580-5891
E-mail Address m_lewis761976@yahoo.com

Website

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Iron Mountain


Dickinson County Walk
Where: City Park
Iron Mountain, Michigan
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 11:00 am
Ends: 2:30 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact CAROLE WAITROVICH (CHAIR) & TINA TAPPY (CO-CHAIR - 715-712-1259)
Phone 906-396-7819
E-mail Address LETSWALK4AGR8CAUSE@HOTMAIL.COM
Event Schedule:
CHECK IN/REGISTRATION: 9 AM TO 10:30 AM
ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION: 9 AM TO 11 AM
CEREMONY: 11:00 AM TO NOON
WALK: NOON
LUNCH: 12:30
RAFFLE: 1:15
EVENT ENDS: 2:30 PM

Website


Ishpeming


Marquette County Walk
Where: The Al Quaal Recreation Area
Ishpeming, Michigan
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Andrew Chosa
Phone 906-228-9699
E-mail Address achosa@greatlakesrecovery.org

Website


Minnesota


Red Wing


Red Wing Out of the Darkness Walk
Where: Colvill Park
Red Wing, Minnesota
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 10:30 pm Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Gloria Krause Barker
Phone: 651-253-6615
E-mail Address: 651-253-6615
Website


Hinckley


Hinckley (MN Traveling) Walk
Where: Community Center 102 Dunn Ave.
Hinckley, Minnesota
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 12:30 pm Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Cindy Olson
Phone: 320-245-2940
E-mail Address: rocrun_99@yahoo.com
The event will begin at the Community Center at 102 Dunn Ave. near West Side Park. Participants will walk on the Willard Munger Trail for about 1.5 miles and then turn around to return to the Community Center.
Website


Willmar


Willmar Walk
Where: Robbins Island
Willmar, Minnesota
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Cassandra Mulder
Phone 507-402-8453
E-mail Address kcktensen@gmail.com

Website


Montana


Miles City


Miles City Walk
Where: Wibaux Park
Miles City, Montana
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 11:00 am
Ends: 1:00 pm
Check-in Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 2:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Carla R Bichler
Phone 406-234-4621
E-mail Address crbichler@hotmail.com

Website


West Yellowstone


The local non-profit organization Community West Outreach and me teamed up to plan a World Suicide Prevention Day event and candlelight walk in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Our announcement reads:
Join Community West Outreach (CWO) in an observance of World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The event will start at the West Yellowstone Public Library, located at 23 N. Dunraven St. and runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening includes a presentation by CWO member Mike Gavagan at 7 p.m. followed by an opportunity to share personal experiences. A candlelight walk down Canyon Street to show support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one and for the support for the survivors of suicide starts at 7:45 p.m. If you are unable to make this event, please show your support by lighting a candle near a window at 8 p.m. on Sept. 10. Everyone is invited to attend.

Mike Gavagan heads up Community West Outreach and I wanted to do something after I lost my brother Derek to suicide on October 2, 2011. We will meet at the West Yellowstone Public Library tomorrow evening and Mike will give a presentation on suicide prevention and awareness. We are also opening up time for people to share their experiences if they would like to. We are then using small battery-powered small tea light candles for attendees and taking a candlelight walk around the community to show support. We are attaching the information card about lighting a candle that was available through your online materials to each tea light candle.

Name: Abbie Tumbleson Organization sponsoring the event: Community West Outreach
Location: West Yellowstone, Montana


Nebraska


Grand Island


Hall County Suicide Prevention Project in Grand Island, NE is having its 3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Walk.


New Mexico


Los Alamos


Activities for Suicide Awareness Week: Holding Hope: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week (9/8 - 9/14)

September 9

"Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Suicide"

Description: Join Los Alamos Family Council therapists in a talk about substance abuse, mental health, and suicide to help the community better understand the importance of de-stigmatizing these issues.

Date: Monday, Sept. 9 Time: 12:00- 1:00pm
Location: Family Strengths Network
Audience: All adults/ community

Supporting Organization: Los Alamos Family Council
Instructors: Amanda Schneider, MA, LMHC, has been a contract counselor at Los Alamos Family Council since December of 2011. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM in May of 2011. Amanda’s graduate internship included work at New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project’s Sky Center in Santa Fe, with its focus on Family Counseling and prevention of youth suicide. Mike Wallington, MA, LPCC, has been working in the mental health/substance abuse field for over 20 years as a psychotherapist. During that time he has developed and managed case management programs, psychosocial programs, provided individual, group, couples and family counseling. He has worked with youth in trouble, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, and substance use disorders. He is trained in EMDR, DBT, CBT, Existential and Gestalt therapies. Mike is currently the Clinical Supervisor at the Los Alamos Family Council and manages the Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program which coordinates treatment with local municipal and magistrate courts and First District Court in Santa Fe.

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September 10

"Suicide Awareness in the Workplace"

Description: The LANL Employee Assistance and OMBUDS programs jointly offer a one-hour presentation to educate employees about suicide awareness and to encourage help-seeking behaviors in the workplace. The workshop includes the video-based introduction to Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace, a program initiative of the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, whose mission is to make suicide awareness and prevention a priority in the workplace. Suicide statistics, myths, risk factors/symptoms of risk, and how to aid and encourage co-workers to seek help will be discussed in this informational and interactive presentation.

Date: Tuesday, September 10th
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: Canyon School, Room 160 Target Audience: LANL Employees**

** Offered to LANL employees. Register through Utrain, course #16949. Supporting Organizations: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Instructor: James Barber, MA, LPCC, LANL Employee Assistance Program counselor, has been counseling employees and their families at LANL for over 25 years. James has extensive experience and expertise on substance abuse and addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, biofeedback and relaxation training, and working with Veterans issues. In addition to individual counseling and consultations, James provides stress management, grief support, and other talks and presentations for groups throughout the lab. He has also led crisis negotiation and critical incident debriefing teams. Moderated by Elisa Enriquez, LISW, LANL Ombuds Office.

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"Creating a Circle of Care in the Community: Reducing Suicide Risk"

Description: This presentation is open to all adults in the community who wish to understand more about both risk factors and most importantly gained an understanding of protective factors needed to develop personal resiliency. The role of family in helping to lower risk and build connections will be discussed. Basic assessment steps for understanding level of risk will also be presented.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10th Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Family Strengths Network Audience: Adults/ Public Supporting Organization: NMSIP

Instructor: Apryl Miller, LISW, was instrumental in the creation of the SKY Family Therapy Training Center in Santa Fe a program of the New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project, and currently serves as its Executive Director. Her background includes working on national research projects focusing on mood disorders, suicidal behavior in youth and the development of protective factors for youth at risk. She has had a special interest in removing barriers that limit access to treatment and promoting systemic family treatment models that build connections between youth and family members. Additionally, she served on faculty for over a decade at the College of Santa Fe and currently teaches adjunct for various graduate departments in the area. She maintains a small private practice.

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September 11

"The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression" (Documentary)

Description: Join LANL Occupational Medicine Employee Assistance Program Counselors as they host a showing of the documentary entitled, "The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression" during National Suicide Prevention Week. This video-based presentation is open to all, LANL employees and adult members of the greater community. The goal is to de-stigmatize and increase awareness of depression and suicide. LANL EAP counselors will provide a short discussion and time for Q & A immediately following the 57 minute video. No registration.

Date: Wednesday, September 11th
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Where: Bradbury Science Museum Auditorium Audience: All adults
Supporting Organizations: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Facilitators: James Barber, LPCC and Lisa Celosse, LPCC, LMFT, LANL Occupational Medicine Employee Assistance Program. Moderated be Elisa Enriquez, LISW, LANL Ombuds.

Holding Hope: Healing Through Music and Drama

Description: Join public speaker, Ted Wiard, along with musicians and actors in an evening of healing through musical and dramatic self-expression. Musical acts will feature composer and musicians Renee Borsberry and Michealangelo Lobato. Monologues, poetry and dialogues directed and created by Mimi Adams. Some of the acts are from "Burning Out the Pain," compiled by Mimi Adams.

Date: Wednesday, September 11th
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Smith Auditorium, LAHSAudience: All 14+

Speaker: Ted Wiard is a licensed clinical therapist, certified grief counselor, an ordained minister, a New Mexico certified schoolteacher, and a certified tennis teaching professional. Ted’s passion for working with grief, loss, and resiliency arose from his own personal losses in which he realized there were very few places to go for support and healing from loss. He has written many articles on the subject of emotional healing and about grief, loss and the connection/disconnection of spirituality in loss, addiction and relapse prevention. As a Clinical Supervisor for Team Builders Counseling Services, Ted works with children and their families in need of mental health services and community support. Ted is sought out for speaking engagements internationally and throughout the country. His inspirational and dynamic message offers the audience new avenues of healing. http://goldenwillowretreat.org/

Musical Performances: Renee Borsberry, M.A., LMHC, is a graduate of the Southwestern College working with families in Northern New Mexico. She is a longtime songwriter and performer, now focusing her musical endeavors on healing and ceremony. Renee’s gravitation as an expressive arts therapist is existential, attachment and social justice-based. Michelangelo Lobato, MA, LPC, is currently the Director for the Los Alamos Teen Center. He has worked with children, teens and families in a myriad of settings and will be a school counselor at Chamisa Elementary this fall.Michelangelo is also a musician and has written several songs about the topic of suicide, which his band will perform at this event.

Director: Mimi Adams is an instructional assistant at the Los Alamos Middle School. She is active with the Los Alamos Little Theater and has directed several shows locally. Mimi studied psychology at UNM and has been working with youth in various capacities since she was 13 years old.

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September 12

Building Protection and Reconnection: Reducing Suicide Risk

Description: This presentation will help ‘Gatekeepers’ make use of ways to assess, intervene and access resources for those displaying signs of suicide vulnerability. Q and A after the audience has heard about everything. Gatekeepers- teachers, counselors, nurses, therapist, faith leaders, police officers, firefighter, first responders - are encouraged to attend.
Date: Thursday, September 12th

Time: 11:00am-12:45pm
Location: Los Alamos National Bank Target Audience: First Responders/ Gatekeepers Adults

Supporting Organization: New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project
Instructor: Kate Reynolds, MA, LPCC, has been involved with The New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project for 14 years. Currently, she is the Clinical Director at the SKY Center and has worked on several CDC research projects assessing both risk and protective factors for New Mexico youth. She is the co-founder and director of the Santa Fe Center for Mindfulness where she teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Kate has a family-based private practice in Santa Fe.

Breaking the Silence

Description: Presentations by Desiree Woodland based on the stigma-busting curriculum "Breaking the Silence", which focuses on the myths that reinforce the silence about mental illness. Two separate speaking engagements for parents and teens.
Date: Thursday, September 12th

Time: 3:30 to 5:15pm
Location: Mesa Public Library
Target Audience: Teens
The short film, "Like Any Other Kid," will be presented along with a teen-centered talk.
Date: Thursday, September 12th
Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm
Location: Family Strengths Network
Target Audience: Parents/ Guardians

The short film, "More Than Sad" will be presented during this parent-centered talk.
Instructor: Desiree Woodland is a suicide survivor and public speaker who uses every opportunity to speak up about the stigma of mental illness and suicide, and supports the Albuquerque- NAMI and Survivors of Suicide groups. She and her husband Gary live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ryan will always live in their hearts, while their daughter and amazing son-in-law live in Portland, Oregon, with two grand dogs. Retired after seventeen years of teaching, she continues to tutor students, provide support for her mother with Alzheimer’s and is pursuing education in the grief and loss field. This is sacred work that honors Ryan.

September 14

Collage Workshop: Pulling Pieces Together

Description: Join local therapists as they assist those interested in using art to explore self-expression around grief, loss and personal resilience. Open to the public on a walk-in basis. Two sessions offered.

Date: Saturday, September 14th
Times: 11:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Art Center at Fuller Lodge
Target Audience: Open to all
Supporting Organization: Art Center at Fuller Lodge

Instructors: Aimee Schnedler, MA, LMHC , has a private practice in Los Alamos working with individuals, adolescents and couples on a wide range of emotional issues; learn about her at ever-changing.com. Aimee has certification in Applied Forensic Psychology and a certification in Grief, Loss and Trauma. She is a multiple survivor of suicide and facilitates the Survivors of Suicide Support Group in Los Alamos, NM. Aimee received a BA from Southern New Hampshire University and a MA in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. Ericka Becker is recent graduate of Southwestern College with an Masters in Art Therapy/ Counseling. Ericka enjoys working with children and youth, most recently doing art work with K-6th grade kids as an iCare counselor with the Los Alamos YMCA.

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New Jersey



Parsippany

We facilitated a suicide awareness workshop on 9/10/13. It was a very successful event and one of the most heart-warming comments we received was from a member of this self-help center. He said, after hearing his fellow members, who shared their stories spontaneously and most of them wept openly; "I never knew that these people who I see all time, are in so much pain. I am happy to know this. Now, I can do more to support them." So, thank you all for organizing this wonderful day and for all the tireless efforts that it takes to put it all together. It makes a HUGE difference in the world in our opinion.

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Piscataway


Rutgers Commemorates World Suicide Prevention Day with Candlelighting Ceremony Sept. 10

EDITOR’S NOTE: To attend the NJ Hopeline “World Suicide Prevention Day” event or to arrange an interview with University Behavioral Health Care President and CEO Christopher Kosseff, contact Patti Verbanas, Office of Media Relations, at 973.972.7273 or patti.verbanas@rutgers.edu. Parking is free at UBHC, 151 Centennial Ave., Piscataway.

RUTGERS COMMEMORATES WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY WITH CANDLELIGHTING CEREMONY SEPT. 10

University Behavioral Health Care is home to state’s first suicide prevention hotline

WHAT: Representatives from NJ Hopeline, the state’s new suicide prevention hotline operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), will host a candlelight ceremony in support of World Suicide Prevention Day to promote awareness, remember loved ones and stand with survivors of suicide.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway

WHO: Guests will share their experiences and discuss this year’s theme: “Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.” Speakers include: Eric Arauz, nationally recognized behavioral health advocate, trainer and author of An American’s Resurrection; James Clementi, oldest brother of Tyler Clementi, a first-year college student who took his own life in 2010; and Linda Bean, mother of Army Sgt. Coleman Bean, who committed suicide after serving two tours of duty in Iraq. Joining them will be Lynn A. Kovich, Assistant Commissioner for the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Allison Blake, Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families.

BACKGROUND: Each year, of the approximately one million people in the United States who attempt suicide, about 40,000 succeed. And although New Jersey has the second-lowest suicide rate in the nation, the number of suicides in the state has risen 31 percent among adults ages 35 to 64 from 1999 (296 suicides) to 2010 (438 suicides), according to a report released this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On May 1, 2013, the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched the NJ Hopeline (1-855-654-6735, njhopeline.com), the state’s first suicide prevention hotline, which is operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. In its first four months, NJ Hopeline received more than 5,000 calls: 20 percent were from people at risk for suicide; 2 percent were suicides in progress. All suicides in progress were connected to emergency services.

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New York


Brooklyn


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Trash Bar, 256 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
7:00pm - midnight

DJ Questlove: "The Suicide Set" (artists who left the party early) DJ Questlove will spin “ The Suicide Set,” a specially-curated set of music centered on suicide—songs by artists who have committed suicide, or songs about suicide. The event is sponsored by debut novelist Bradley Spinelli, whose book Killing Williamsburg is about a suicide epidemic that devastates New York City.

Spinelli will read from his book, followed by DJ Questlove's 3-hour set.
Contact: Ronit Schlam
rschlam@killingwilliamsburg.com
Website: killingwilliamsburg.com


East Syracruse


Teen Talk, a program of Contact Community Services, will air its annual Suicide Prevention podcast starting September 8 on Blog Talk Radio. The show can be accessed at http://bit.ly/14nFYEX.

Teen hosts McMillen, Grace, Robert, and Salwa talk about suicide prevention with Trina Luttinger, Student Assistance Counselor from Contact Community Services. This powerful show sends the message to teens that they are not alone in their struggles and provides information on how to help someone having thoughts of suicide. Sources of Strength, a best practice youth suicide prevention project, is also discussed.

For more information, please contact Rachel Tarr.
Country: United States
State: NY
City: East Syracuse


Huntington


ASIST
September 9 to September 10, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. (each day)
The Pederson-Krag Center
55 Horizon Drive
Huntington, NY 11743


Jamaica


QPR
September 16, 2013
1:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439


New York City


World Suicide Prevention Day: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally - A Regional In-Person Seminar and Simulcast Webcast

Co-Sponsors

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Region II Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office on Women’s Health (OASH OWH) New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
9:00 AM – 12:00 noon EST

Jacob Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza (Broadway between Duane and Worth Streets) 6th Floor Conference Center, Rooms A & B New York, NY 10278

AGENDA

Target Audience:

150-200 participants, representing federal, state, and local government agencies, community-based and faith-based organizations, and stakeholders, which address suicide prevention for youth, adults, veterans and other populations at-risk in the New York -New Jersey metropolitan area.

9:00-9:05: Welcome: Dr. Jaime Torres, Regional Director, HHS Region II and Dr. Michelle Davis, Regional Health Administrator, HHS Region II
9:05-9:15: Goal of World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar and Webinar: Ms. Sandra Bennett-Pagan, Regional Women’s Health Coordinator, HHS OASH OWH Region II

9:15-9:45:Overview of National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, 2012 Report of the US Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention: Mr. Dennis Romero, MA, Regional Administrator, HHS SAMHSA Region II

9:45-10:25: Community Best and Promising Practices

10:25-11:55: Q P R - Question, Persuade, and Refer Dr. Silvia Giliotti, Downstate Suicide Prevention Coordinator, NYS Office of Mental Health

11:55-12:00: Closing Remarks – Mr. Dennis Romero and Ms. Sandra Bennett-Pagan

12:00 noon: Adjourn

For information and to register for the in-person seminar, please contact Donna Broomfield at (212) 264-5192 / donna.broomfield@samhsa.hhs.gov


Utica


Utica/Rome Walk
Where: SUNY Institute of Technology-Horatio St
Utica, New York
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 12:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Zondra Coffin
Phone 315-868-4799
E-mail Address zondracoffin@gmail.com

Website


North Carolina


Asheville


Asheville Walk
Where Carrier Park
Asheville, North Carolina
Starts 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends 12:00 pm
Check-in Time 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact George LeRoy
Phone 828-251-0126
E-mail Address gleroy@carepartners.org

Website


North Dakota


Bismarck


Bismarck/Mandan Walk
Where: State Capitol Grounds
Bismarck, North Dakota
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am
Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Susan Wagner (info below) or Brenda Bergan (701-426-1021, brenda_bergan@bismarckschools.org)
Phone 701-328-8941
E-mail Address shwagner@nd.gov

Website


Minot


Minot Walk
Where: Roosevelt Park
Minot, North Dakota
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 1:00 pm
Ends: 4:00 pm
Check-in Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Richard Townsend
Phone 701-838-5553
E-mail Address townsend83@srt.com

Website


Ohio


Findlay


At the University of Findlay in Findlay Ohio, USA, we did an awareness campaign with visual displays and Facebook and PSA's on campus televisions based on the numbers 1, 2, 3 with the following messages:

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day...

1...it only takes 1 person to make a difference. Listen, reach out and get help if you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide.

2...Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students and it is preventable.

3...Of the 15 million college students in the US, an estimated 1,100 die by suicide each year. That is about 3 per day.

Help make a difference.

Our displays were created with giant numbers and signs that we placed in visible areas on campus. I tried to insert copies of the pictures but it would not allow me to do so. If you would like to see the pics I would be happy to send via email. The displays and quick facts were well received and we had positive feedback from students, faculty and staff!

Thank you
Ginny Williams
Assistant Director of Counseling Services The University of Findlay


Oklahoma


Oklahoma City


Oklahoma City Walk
Where: Bob Hope Pavillion - 3701 S Lake Hefner
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 11:00 am Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 1:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: David Threatt
Phone: 405-921-8559
E-mail Address: afspokc@yahoo.com
Website


Okmulgee


HOPE WALK WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
MOUND AUDITORIUM
HWY 75 & LOOP 56 - OKMULGEE

Registraton: 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Presentation begins at 4 p.m.
Gather For The Walk - 4:45 p.m.
Concludes - 6 p.m.

• Personal Stories • Education & Resources • Snacks • Remembrance Ceremony • Free T-shirt For All Participants

For more information contact:
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Behavioral Health
(918) 758-1930 or (918) 224-9307

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Pennsylvania


Montrose


Montrose Out of the Darkness Walk
Where: Montrose Jr. Sr. High School
Montrose, Pennsylvania
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 11:00 am
Ends: 3:00 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Colleen Haberle
Phone 607-621-7576
E-mail Address cjhaberle22@gmail.com

Website


Warrington

Peter Sippel, in Warrington, Pennsylvania, USA: A Light A Candle at 8:00 (or battery operated lamp if fire is not a good option) September 10, being promoted on Facebook, 104 attending so far. In memory of a brother, co-worker, and maybe mother.


Rhode Island


Warwick


Warwick Out of the Darkness Walk
Where: Goddard Memorial State Park
Warwick, Rhode Island
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:30 am
Ends: 12:30 pm
Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Gail Wayne (info below) and Justin Alves (Justin.Alves1@gmail.com)
Phone 401-219-7256
E-mail Address Migirlsx3@aol.com

Website


South Carolina


USA Beaufort (MCCS)


Marine Family Programs will host a Suicide Prevention T-Shirt contest. The winning entry will be mass-produced and given away at Suicide Prevention and Awareness Information booths throughout the base. Also, during Suicide Prevention Week we will place Suicide Prevention table tents throughout all the clubs, chowhalls, and eating establishments on base to increase awareness.

Jeanette Smith


Tennessee


Johnson City


September 5, 2013-11:45-12:30 -Atrium Bldg 200 Veterans Wild West Talent Show (for Veterans only) James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Mountain Home, TN 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given.

September 18, 2013 - 1:00-3:00 - Conferenc Center A061K - Bldg 200 Firearm Safety and Awareness Program presented by: Chris Pritchard, Sergeant with VA Police Department James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Mountain Home, TN

September 24, 2013 - 10:00-1:00 - Atrium Bldg 200 4th Annual VA/Community Partners Fair James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Mountain Home, TN.


Vermont


Newport


Newport VT Walk
Where: Gardner Park
Newport, Vermont
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:30 am
Ends: 12:00 pm
Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 10:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Mary Butler
Phone 802-744-6284
E-mail Address butlerm@sisna.com

Website


Virginia


Fairfax


Fairfax NOVA Walk
Where: Fairfax Corner Shopping Complex
Fairfax, Virginia
Starts: 09/08/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 12:00
Check-in Time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Steve Iselin (sriselin@gmail.com)
Phone 571-353-0088
E-mail Address nationalcapitalDC@afsp.org

Website

Virginia Beach


Hampton Roads VA Walk
Where: Mt. Trashmore
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 9:00 am
Ends: 12:30 pm Check-in Time: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact: Chris Gilchrist
Phone: 757-483-5111
E-mail Address: kgleason@afsp.org
Website

www.sos-walk.org


West Virginia


Huntington, Charleston, Fairmont and Ronceverte


September 10, 2013 Messages For Hope will host four events across the state of West Virginia. The program will begin with an open discussion concerning Stigma that will last for one hour. At the conclusion of the discussion there will be a floating candle lighting ceremony as participants release their candles into a river. Each event starts at 7PM. Our events will take place in: Huntington, Charleston, Fairmont, and Ronceverte, West Virginia. For more information please go to our Website.


Wyoming


Cody


Cody Out of the Darkness Walk
Where: City Park
Cody, Wyoming
Starts: 09/07/2013 @ 10:00 am
Ends: 2:00 pm
Check-in TimeL: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration Cutoff: 09/06/2013 12:00 pm
Donation Cutoff: 01/01/2014 12:00 am
Contact Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth
Phone 307-250-7949
E-mail Address statespcoordinator@gmail.com

Website


Vietnam

2013 World Suicide Prevention Day banner in Vietnamese


Ho Chi Minh City


NHÂN NGÀY THẾ GIỚI PHÒNG CHỐNG TỰ TỬ

Năm 2013 kỷ niệm lần thứ 11 Ngày Phòng chống tự tử trên toàn thế giới Tổ chức Y tế Thế giới, Hội Phòng chống tự tử thế giới (International Association for Suicide Prevention – IASP) với chủ đề “Kỳ thị - Rào cản phòng chống tự tử”.

Theo Tổ chức Y tế Thế giới và những đánh giá gần đây gánh nặng ngân sách dành cho công tác chăm sóc sức khỏe thì tự tử là một trong những khó khăn lớn ở các nước thu nhập cao và đang nảy sinh ở các nước thu nhập thấp.

Tự tử là một trong các nguyên nhân chết chóc, đặc biệt đối với người trẻ tuổi, mỗi năm có khoảng gần 1 triệu người tự tử, cao hơn số người chết vì bị giết và vì hậu quả chiến tranh. Cần nhớ rằng con số này không bao gồm những người tự tử nhưng không chết do được phát hiện và cứu chữa kịp thời, và những trường hợp này thường xảy ra nhiều hơn so với người tự tử thành công.

Số người tự tử bị bệnh tâm thần khá cao. Dự đoán chi phí chăm sóc điều trị bệnh tâm thần trong 2 thập kỷ tới chiếm khoảng 25 % tổng chi phí chăm sóc các loại bệnh tật (cao hơn chi phí chăm sóc các bệnh ung thư và bệnh tim mạch). Hơn nữa, số người bệnh tâm thần chết vì tự tử không được tiếp cận với công tác chăm sóc sức khỏe và các tổ chức xã hội còn cao, và trên thực tế các tổ chức này chưa đủ đáp ứng với diễn biến bệnh tật dẫn đến tự tử.

Chất lượng chăm sóc bệnh nhân tâm thần chưa tương ứng với tỷ lệ gia tăng bệnh tâm thần là một trong nhiều yếu tố làm nặng nề thêm sự kỳ thị người bệnh tâm thần có ý tưởng và hành vi tự sát. Tình trạng kỳ thị người bệnh tâm thần đã cắm rễ sâu ở hầu hết các xã hội và có thể còn tăng thêm do nhiều nguyên nhân khác nữa.

Một trong các nguyên nhân của kỳ thị là thiếu hiểu biết cơ bản về bệnh tâm thần và về tự tử. Tình trạng kỳ thị này có thể tác động trực tiếp tới việc thiết kế các tầm mức chương trình giáo dục cộng đồng mà mục đích nhắm tới là các đối tượng đặc biệt trong xã hội ( tuổi tác, trình độ học vấn, tôn giáo, …) Mục tiêu của các chương trình này là tăng cường nhận thức cho công chúng về các đặc trưng và điều trị bệnh tâm thần và / hoặc hành vi tự tử cũng như các trị liệu khác nhằm giúp đỡ người bệnh tâm thần

Sự hiểu biết chưa đủ để đấu tranh chống lại kỳ thị. Thái độ phán xét tiêu cực về người bệnh tâm thần và / hoặc có ý tưởng tự sát hoặc có xung động tự sát khá phổ biến trong nhiều cộng đồng xã hội.

Trong thực tế, nhiều nhân viên y tế chuyên ngành cảm giác cư xử, phán xét một cách khó chịu đối với người bệnh tâm thần phải trong khi bản thân họ phải vật lộn với bệnh tật và với ý nghĩ tự tử của mình.

Sự kỳ thị này có thể dẫn đến thất bại trong việc lựa chọn phương pháp chăm sóc hỗ trợ cho người bệnh tâm thần trong cơn khủng hoảng. Thay đổi thái độ phán xét tiêu cực đòi hỏi thời gian cố gắng lâu dài từ thay đổi các giá trị văn hóa cơ bản của cộng đồng, đồng thời đòi hỏi mọi cố gắng nhằm sửa đổi các chuẩn mực điều trị chuyên khoa.

Kỳ thị còn là động cơ phân biệt không phù hợp và hạn chế trái luật pháp đối với người bệnh tâm thần hoặc người có hành vi tự tử. Sự hạn chế trái luật pháp này có thể xảy ra ở từng cá nhân, từng cộng đồng và ở cơ quan chính quyền các cấp. Ở một số quốc gia, hành vi tự tử bị xem trái phép như một tội phạm.

Sự phân biệt đối xử người bệnh tâm thần và người có hành vi tự tử có thể ngăn cản họ tìm kiếm sự giúp đỡ chuyên khoa, ngăn cản họ trở lại với đời sống xã hội bình thường sau khi điều trị bệnh hoặc sau khi vượt qua cơn khủng hoảng. Rõ ràng, sự phân biệt đối xử này làm nản lòng người bệnh tâm thần trong cơn khủng hoảng bởi vì họ đang cần được ủng hộ và giúp đỡ mà không bị phán xét một cách xấu, không bị trừng phạt.

Sự kỳ thị có thể ảnh hưởng đến nguồn chi ngân sách cho công tác chăm sóc người bệnh tâm thần và người được cứu chữa sau tự tử. Các quốc gia thu nhập cao và thấp đều bị kỳ thị như tỷ lệ ngân sách nhỏ, không đủ đáp ứng với chi phí dành cho công tác chăm sóc người bệnh tâm thần.

Ngược lại, những cố gắng tăng thêm ngân sách để ủng hộ các sáng kiến chăm sóc sức khỏe công cộng trong lĩnh vực tâm thần thường rơi vào im lặng vì thiếu sự quan tâm của cộng đồng, các cấp chính quyền. Lý do, tất cả xuất phát từ sự kỳ thị (!).

Nỗ lực chống lại sự kỳ thị bằng sự cam đoan của các chương trình giáo dục rộng lớn trong công chúng thường ít mang lại hiệu quả. Tuy vậy, chúng ta không có sự lựa chọn, là từng người, các cơ quan chuyên ngành, các tổ chức và các cấp chính quyền cần thực hiện 2 mục tiêu: cải thiện chất lượng cuộc sống cho người bệnh tâm thần, người tự tử và giảm chi phí chăm sóc người tự tử cho gia đình và cho cộng đồng. Nếu chúng ta không đương đầu và giải quyết các thách thức với sự kỳ thị, thì nó vẫn tiếp tục là rào cản lớn đối với công tác điều trị bệnh tâm thần và phòng ngừa tự tử.

Ngày Phòng chống tự tử thế giới là một cơ hội đặc biệt cho chúng ta tập trung năng lực giải quyết cơ bản tình trạng tự tử hiện nay. Thay đổi thái độ văn hóa đối với người bệnh tâm thần, đối với hành vi tự tử đòi hỏi có nhận thức khoa học về nhiều mặt ( chuyên khoa và xã hội học) để tác động đến các chuẩn mực cộng đồng trong thời gian dài.

Ngày Phòng chống tự tử là một sáng kiến thúc đẩy mọi người cùng hành động hướng về mục tiêu phát triển và sáng tạo các phương pháp mới nhằm loại bỏ sự kỳ thị người bệnh tâm thần và người tự tử.

Theo một nghiên cứu của Gs Ts Michael Phillips Trường ĐH Emory (Atlanta) công bố trên General Hospital Psychiatry tháng 9 – 10 / 2010 cho thấy người tự tử bị bệnh tâm thần tại Trung Quốc gần 70 %, trong khi tỷ lệ này trên thế giới là 90 %. Giải thích sự khác biệt quá cao này, các tác giả cho rằng do có thể do một số người tự tử đó chưa được thăm khám chuyên khoa tâm thần một cách đầy đủ nên chưa có chẩn đoán. Các tác giả nhận định có sự khác biệt với phương Tây về nguyên nhân, về mưu toan tự tử khi so sánh các tỷ lệ trên.

Bệnh nhân tâm thần tự tử vì ý tưởng hoang tưởng bị hại, vì ảo giác sai khiến, vì không nhận thức được hậu quả hành vi, v.v… là những cảnh báo quan trọng cho nhân viên y tế chuyên khoa và cho cả gia đình người bệnh. Quan trọng hơn nữa là tình trạng trầm cảm không còn hứng thú với cuộc sống, buồn chán tự đánh giá thấp bản thân, cảm giác tội lỗi nên có thể dẫn đến hành vi tự tử. Ngày nay trầm cảm là tình trạng bệnh lý xuất hiện khá nhiều ở cả người cao tuổi, người mắc bệnh kéo dài, người nghiện ma túy, … nên rất cần được sự quan tâm chú ý bằng cách thăm khám chuyên khoa sớm.

Các yếu tố tâm lý xã hội có thể có vai trò nhất định góp phần vào sự khác biệt của tỷ lệ người tự tử bị mắc bệnh tâm thần, hay nói cách khác các yếu tố xã hội rất quan trọng trong việc đánh giá nguy cơ tự tử. Các nhà nghiên cứu đã liệt kê tóm tắt các yếu tố tâm lý xã hội có thế làm tăng nguy cơ tự tử. Đó là thiếu vắng sự hỗ trợ xã hội, không việc làm, tình trạng khủng hoảng kinh tế xã hội trầm trọng, bất hòa, bạo lực trong gia đình, sang chấn tinh thần trầm trọng, bạo lực và lạm dụng tình dục ở trẻ em, … Như vậy, thực tế đặt ra là cần có nhiều sáng kiến và chiến lược khoa học hơn trong công tác phòng chống tự tử như IASP đặt ra.

Hiện nay, do phương tiện thông tin nhanh nên nhiều trường hợp tự tử gây hậu quả hết sức nặng nề cho gia đình và xã hội được nhiều người biết đến. Nhưng thông tin này cần được kết hợp kỹ năng chuyên sâu về thông tin với kiến thức nhất định về hoạt động tâm thần của con người đế tránh nhứng phán xét tiêu cực mới có thể góp phần giảm kỳ thị người bệnh tâm thần và người tự tử.

Bs CK II Phạm Văn Trụ. Bv Tâm thần Tp HCM.

Tài liệu tham khảo:
1. International Association for Suicide Prevention. World Health Organization. Stigma: A major barrier to suicide prevention. World Suicide Prevention Day.September 10, 2013.
2. Joan Arehart-Treichel. Suicide attempters in China approached differently from West. International News January 07, 2011.
3. Michael R. Phillips MD., MPH. Rethinking the role of mental illness in suicide. Am J Psychiatry 2010 ; 167:731-733. 10. 1176/appi.ajp. 2010. 10040589. American Psychiatry Association. Editorial July 01, 2010.
4. Stan Kutche and Sonia Chehil. Suicide Risk management. A manual for Health Professionals. BlackwellPublishing. 2009.

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My name is Barb Hildebrand and I have created an online WSPD event taking place on my Suicide Shatters FB page Sept. 10, 2013. www.facebook.com/SuicideShatters.

Asking members of my page or anyone else to participate with a post on how suicide has impacted their lives. For loss survivors to share their loved one with a photo and one good memory of their loved one, for attempt survivors to share what has kept them alive and for those with suicidal thinking/mental illness to share how suicide has impacted them.

Nothing is taking place locally to me, I live in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada which is its own city, but much better known is Toronto, 20 minutes from me. This is my way of raising awareness in my own "online" community and would appreciate being included with IASP's WSPD activities.

Here is what I have been sharing on my page including the link to my event page which gives further details:

Created an online event which will take place here on the Suicide Shatters FB page, not on the event page.

Hope you'll join us Sept. 10th for World Suicide Prevention Day 2013 and share how suicide has impacted your lives. Details on the Event page.

Please SHARE to help others know about the event!

#suicide #suicideprevention #WSPD #SuicideShatters

Suicide Shatters - Facebook

Many thanks, Barb Hildebrand


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I will be having a link open for all people who've written posts to increase awareness. Bloggers can add their posts to the link on my blog once the post is up tomorrow.writetribe.com

Corinne Rodrigues
Mumbai
India


I have done two blogposts, thus far, both on my Goodreads page:

www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/4819801-parts-of-you-missing-will-find-their-way-back

www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/4835078-another-from-part-4-falling-into-place


n this the second of a series of special reports, Paul Pennington talks to the Head of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and an organisation that we can all turn to, 24/7 - 365 days a year, when life gets too much, completely confidentially, without fear of prejudice or being judged - The Samaritans - for further information visit our 'on-air' page.

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