Welcome to the official 2020 World Suicide Prevention Day website created by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). Observed on September 10th, every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. We invite you to browse our site to find WSPD banners, the World Suicide Prevention Day brochure, WSPD suggested activities, Light a Candle postcards, #WSPD facts and figures and other resources, including, lapel pins, wristbands and keychains. 

Please click here to sign up for updates on World Suicide Prevention Day 2020, Cycle Around the Globe and the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

IASP President Murad Khan’s message for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
Introducing Step Closer: A World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness Film. Step Closer is a short film with a positive message encouraging connections and that we all have a role to play in working together to prevent suicide. The film is available for all to download and share. Please access the full press release and social media toolkit for further details on what you can do to get involved.

IASP is delighted to announce Twitter has reactivated the international
yellow and orange suicide prevention ribbon emoji, again this year
for World Suicide Prevention Day.

World Suicide Prevention Day

#wspd2020 Brochure
Click here to go to the web page where you can read the official brochure for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 and will be able to download the brochure in PDF format.

Cycle Around the Globe

Cycle Around the Globe

Join us in Cycling Around the Globe to raise awareness of the risks of suicide and to fund suicide prevention activities.

This World Suicide Prevention Day event is about our global community: to encourage us to engage with each other and to join together to spread awareness of suicide prevention.  

Take a Minute

Take a Minute #WSPD2020

Take a Minute discusses how reaching out to someone could change the course of another’s life.


#wspd2020 banner animated gif

World Suicide Prevention Day banners are available in various languages so that individuals, organisations and companies can use the banners to promote World Suicide Prevention Day and increase awareness.

Light a Candle

light a candle postcards #wspd 2019

Light a Candle near a window at 8pm to show your support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one, and to show support for survivors of suicide. Light a Candle e-cards or postcards are available in various languages.

WSPD Activities

Click here to go to the WSPD Suggested Activities page.

Click here to submit World Suicide Prevention Day activities.

Click here to view World Suicide Prevention Day activities.

WSPD Facts & Figures

Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.

Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation as a PDF file.

Click here to download the PDF Version.

Click here to take the two minute Facts on Suicide Quiz published by the QPR Institute.

WSPD Resources

Click here to download WSPD materials.



Funders and Supporters

H. Lundbeck A/S

The Step Closer film and World Mental Health Day
social media promotion has been sponsored by H. Lundbeck A/S


Promotion of the Step Closer film across the Twitter platform
and translation into Korean, has been provided by Twitter