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  • About World Suicide Prevention DayEvery year on the 10th of September, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

    Did you know, one in four young people may struggle with thoughts of suicidal at any one time? Just take a minute to think about that. Suicide thoughts can impacted anyone and can be for all sorts of reasons. Knowing there are support services that help those who are struggling with thoughts of suicide is massively important because this shows they are not alone and lives can be saved.

    We wanted to help the fight in raising community awareness and breaking down the taboo, it is important for communities to make progress in preventing suicide.

    • Creating that hope by acting bravely and speaking openly and honestly about your thoughts of suicide.
    • Creating that hope by being the one who asks this question: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” to that person that you are concerned about.
    • Creating a space to know that you can talk with no judgement.

    What to do if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide.

    We know that staying isolated with your thoughts means that no one can support you, so breaking your silence around your feelings of suicide and what is causing this, is the way forward. Breaking through that stigma can help you to seek support and can help you to stay alive. Knowing what to say can be difficult so try if you can to plan what you are going to say and when you are going to say it, however sometimes, just showing that you have noticed someone it not okay can be enough to get the conversation started. 

    Project Semicolon Promotes Suicide Prevention & Mental ...Project Semicolon is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope to those who are struggling with mental health, suicide, self-injury, and addiction. As the Project Semicolon website reads: “A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. ;

    Please do not struggle alone; let your sentence be heard, speak to someone you trust, this could be your family, your friends a work colleague, or your student service team, but if that is difficult then you could also contact any of these support services. 

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    If you want want to talk and would rather us an app or website: 

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    Please keep the conversation going, just beginning with a recognition that you are worried someone is not oaky, or opening up about not feeling okay yourself, just this, can make more of a difference than you will ever know.  

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student services team, if you are worried about yourself or any one else.