World Suicide Prevention Day
Date: 10 September 2006
Place: Celebrated globally
This day is an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) in collaboration with WHO and other NGOs. It calls attention to suicide as a leading cause of premature and preventable death. This year's theme is "With understanding, new hope" and the focus is on translating current scientific knowledge and research about suicidal behaviour into practical programmes and activities that can reduce suicidal behaviour and save lives.
At the UN in New York, the World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, 8 September 2006 with a panel discussion and a press briefing. Several other activities will take place from 8-15 September 2006 in many places around the world.