World Suicide Prevention Day
10th September 2019
World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday 10th September was created by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Suicide prevention is always close to our hearts at Jackson Family Funeral Directors with a deep understanding that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.
Did you know that in 2017, in the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died of suicide? This is a staggering figure with every life lost to suicide a tragedy. With mental illness and depression on the increase, this figure is set to rise and support organisations such as CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) giving lifesaving support is increasing daily. CALM is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
With personal experiences of mental illness at Jackson Family Funeral Directors and in the local community, we are dedicated to the message that ‘it’s okay NOT to be okay’ and we support in whatever way we can through fundraising and generating awareness. Talking is always the first step in the support process and whether that is someone close to you such as a member of your family, a friend or a complete stranger, getting help early is critical.
Our doors are always open at Jackson Family Funeral Directors, we are here to listen and support the community in whatever way we can. We see first-hand the devastation suicide can radiate through families and communities, so World Suicide Prevention Day is a key date in our calendar.
If you are seeking support, you are not alone, please either call CALM on 0800 58 58 58 or alternatively call the Samaritans 116 123.
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