World Suicide Prevention Day #WSPD2020 – Home


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.  This website is under development. 

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.

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. This brochure will be made available in various languages.

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompases suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.

Cycle Around the Globe

Cycle Around the Globe #wspd 2019

Join us in Cycling Around the Globe to raise awareness of the risks of suicide and to fund suicide prevention activities.We know that a person dies every 40 seconds by suicide and up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. There are also many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made an attempt. 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. Registration details with be available in June, 2020.

Click here to sign up for WSPD updates.

Take a Minute

Take a Minute #WSPD2020

Click here to download the World Suicide Prevention Day document that discusses how taking a minute to reach out to someone could change the course of another’s life.


#wspd2020 banner animated gif

The IASP is preparing World Suicide Prevention Day banners in various languages so that bloggers and writers can help increase suicide prevention awareness locally and worldwide by writing about suicide and suicide prevention in their native languages. Individuals, organizations and companies can use the banners on their Web sites to promote World Suicide Prevention Day. Teachers can also use these materials to increase awareness that suicide can be prevented. In addition, we offer these banners freely to organizations and groups that are holding events on the day.

Click here to download banners in PDF and PNG formats.

Light a Candle

light a candle postcards #wspd 2019

The IASP is preparing “World Suicide Prevention Day Light a Candle Near a Window at 8 PM” e-cards or postcards in various languages so supporters can send these reminders to friends, colleagues and loved ones. Also, these e-cards or postcards can be used by bloggers, writers and others so that they can share information about suicide, suicide prevention and World Suicide Prevention Day.

Click here to download e-cards to send to loved ones.

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.