World Suicide Prevention Day : 10 September (history, facts, need, 2020 theme, prevention, motivational quotes, love, care, talk, family, friends, enjoy life, India, US, WHO, IASP, WFMH)

Say “NO” to Suicide

Took me 4 days to collect & connect the data. Hectic work it was!!🀯πŸ₯΄πŸ™

Many of my personal thoughts are also involved in it!!πŸ˜‰

1) What is the purpose & significance to observe world suicide prevention day??

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10th September  to promote awareness and worldwide action to prevent deaths due to suicide across the world which is important among today’s generation. 

On every World Suicide Prevention Day, events and activities occur to establish that suicide is not the solution to any problem in their lives.

It’s a developing problem, and the numbers will tell you a shocking story.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life, which is about 800,000 people worldwide every year β€” although some estimates put that number closer to 1 million. 

Suicide seems to be the leading cause of death for people aged between 15 and 29. There are as many as 40 attempted suicides for every suicide that results in death. Each one of us needs to talk to people and convey that suicide is not the ultimate solution to any problem, and there’s a lot to live for.

Associated authorities :-

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) organizes World Suicide Prevention Day every year.
It is co-sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). It is observed since 2003 to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

2) What is the history of “World Suicide Prevention Day” ?

In 2014, the first WHO “World Suicide report” was released “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative”, which aimed at suicide prevention and making it a high priority on the global public health agenda.

In 1960, The International Association of Suicide Prevention was established by the late Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Faberlow in Vienna.
Currently, it consists of professionals and volunteers from 77 countries, and it is a that is concerned with suicide prevention.

3) What is the Theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020?

A different theme is established every year for World Suicide Prevention Day, and every theme aims in highlighting a particular aspect of suicide and how it can be forbidden.
For example, in 2003, the theme was “Suicide Can Be Prevented!”,
in 2012, the theme was “Suicide Prevention across the Globe: Strengthening Protective Factors and Instilling Hope”;
and in 2016, the theme was “Connect, Communicate, Care.”

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 theme was “Working Together To Prevent Suicide” to highlights the essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention. The same theme is established for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 too.

2020 Theme – “Working together to prevent suicide”

4) How to Observe World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 amid COVID-19?

By staying at home, you can talk about suicide prevention to people you know or even on your social media platform using #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

You can also connect with people and stretch out your hand to someone who may need your help. It’s widely known that some behaviours indicate the possibility of suicide.

Talking about this issue is an essential first step in ridding society of the idea that mental health issues should remain hidden. On World Suicide Prevention Day, host or attend a panel discussion on how psychological problems intensify thoughts of suicide. 

There are countless books, films, and events to get you in the right direction.

Knowledge is not only power β€” knowledge can save someone’s life.

Ways to help people having suicidal thoughts :-

1) You should develop trust 🀝 & then know about their feelings & try to know what they think!!πŸ€”

2) Keep them safe!!🀫

A friend in need is a friend indeed..πŸ‘«
So, be there for that person in his bad times!!πŸ€πŸ€žπŸ€™πŸ‘₯

3) Be there!!🀩

Make them feel they are not alone!!πŸ₯°

4) Consulting a professional is a better thing you can do for your friends or relatives!!πŸ’¬πŸ‘

Professional guidelines is a really good thing!!

5) Finally, of the situation is still worsen, you can take medication!!

Psychotherapy (talk therapy) & CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), lowers the risk of attempting suicide.

6) Stay connected!!πŸ€³πŸ’¬

Stay connected with people even when they are fine!!
Just like the quote, “Prevention is better than cure!!”πŸ˜‰

Facts about Suicide :-

1 in 100,000 children aged between 10 and 14 dies by suicide every year

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual children are 3 times more likely than straight children to attempt suicide at some point in their lives.

Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed.

If you have 1 reason to die, remember those 1000

12.7 in 100,000 young adults aged between 20-24 die by suicide each year.


Females are more likely than males to have had suicidal thoughts.

Poisoning is the most common method of suicide in females.

There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages.

India has the largest suicide rates in South East Asia.😱

80% -90% of people that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully by therapy and/or medication.

In a study, 41% of transgender adults state they had attempted suicide. The same study found that 61% of transgender people who were victims of physical assault had attempted suicide.

Suicide Prevention Quotes :-

β€œWhen you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.”

β€œSuicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.”

Suicide is a punishment to your love ones!!πŸ₯Ί

β€œIf you are looking for a sign not to kill yourself, this is it.β€πŸ‘€πŸ‘

Are you so selfish to leave your family & friends in problems??πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ₯ΊπŸ’”

β€œPlace your hand over your heart, can you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up.β€πŸ€“

β€œBecause if you kill yourself, you’re also going to kill the people who love you.”πŸ₯ΊπŸ’”

It is a wrong brief that suicide is the solution to personal problems!!πŸ™…

If you have 1 reason to die, then remember those 1000 reasons to live!!🀩

If no-one loves you, don’t be sad πŸ₯Ί love yourself & watch others getting jealous of your happiness😎πŸ”₯ !!!

Everyone has to die some day or other😢 Then why not enjoy every small things!?? πŸ€“

Talk to your family or friends about it.πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘«

You can consult psychotherapists!!🧐

Everyone has an untold story!!🀫

Share your story!!✍️

Writing about what your feelings that you can’t express or tell anyone else gives you a lot relief & satisfaction.😍

So, share your story on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter account & you would be surprised to see that you feel relaxed & light.πŸ˜‰
You would also see different suggestions, love & concern of othersπŸ’™πŸ€ž

Share your story & tag me there!!!!

I’ll tell you my story of struggle & hope next time. And I am sure you’ll definitely ask me “How??
You are alive even after suffering so much?? Now just alive, you are enjoying your life that much??
How can someone be so brave & hopeful??πŸ₯Ί

Published by Pragya Khokhar

A girl with a lot of dreams & potential to fulfill all her dreams. Writer, poet, comedian, a motivational speaker, an influencer & a consultant. Insta - immortalwords_

71 thoughts on “World Suicide Prevention Day : 10 September (history, facts, need, 2020 theme, prevention, motivational quotes, love, care, talk, family, friends, enjoy life, India, US, WHO, IASP, WFMH)

  1. Oh there was a time, Pragya. I didn’t realise how selfish my suicidal thoughts were, how many pained souls I would leave behind in this world until I wrote my feelings on the subject. Then I knew the pain & loss it would cause. So selfish, so unnecessary. I didn’t want my precious family and friends to feel that pain. I’m sooooo glad that I chose to live !
    Thanks and respect to you.
    Your fan,


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  2. β™‘ I Partially Agree; the Only Person who doesn’t mind being dead is the dead person…the people ‘left behind’ ARE The Ones Selfishly Suffering; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I Will Understand The Deleting of This Comment as I Understand those Campaigns for Legalisation of Euthanasia for those too weak to Commit Suicide ThemSelves hence The Request for Assisted “Suicide”


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