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Did World Suicide Prevention Day make you think?

If World Suicide Prevention Day raised your awareness and made you think about what you can do personally and what your organsation and all of us in further education and skills can do to prevent suicide then it's been a successful start.  

But it's only a start. What's important now, is what you do to help change things over the next 364 days and beyond:

To support World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2014, the World Health Organisation released Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative, a resource that advocates reducing access to means for suicide, responsible media reporting, and early identification and management of mental and substance abuse disorders. WHO also recommends follow-up care by phone or personal visit as well as community support.

The UK is a UN/WHO member nation, and has committed to the Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 goal of reducing suicide rates by 10% by 2020.

Source: http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/patient-tools/mental-health-tools-from-office-to-pocket/d/d-id/1315578