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2013-09-04 12:33:58

The NCSP promotes World Suicide Prevention Day with suicide prevention campaign BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Suicide Prevention launched the Take5toSaveLives campaign (www.take5tosavelives.org) to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), which is held annually on September 10. Take5ToSaveLives.org is a website that encourages everyone to take five minutes to learn about suicide prevention and share what they...

2012-09-10 06:30:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today on World Suicide Prevention Day, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) released an ambitious national strategy to reduce the number of deaths by suicide. The strategy was called for by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and former Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates when they launched the Action Alliance on Sept. 10, 2010. The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide...

2012-09-08 02:20:28

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - September 10(th) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the leading cause of injury related fatality in Canada. In 2009 alone, there were about 100,000 years of potential life lost to Canadians under the age of 75 as a result of suicides, and it is estimated that well over 3,000,000 Canadians have been touched by suicide in some way. Among those aged 15 to 34, suicide was the second leading cause of death. This year, communities across Canada will...

2010-09-10 08:00:00

Public-private collaboration forges next-generation partnerships to address major public-health threat in America WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced acceleration of efforts to respond to what has become a foremost, preventable public-health tragedy in our nation: Suicide. Together they announced the founding membership of...

2010-09-02 06:40:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 10, 2010, the world recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO) use this day to focus public attention on the unacceptable burden and costs of suicidal behaviors. It is estimated that about one million people die by suicide every year. This is a huge global burden and one that can often be prevented. For those dealing with the loss brought by suicide,...