On that day we want everyone across the country, from all backgrounds and walks of life, to ask family, friends and colleagues: "Are you OK? Staying connected with others is crucial to our general health and wellbeing.
Feeling isolated or hopeless can contribute to depression and other mental illnesses, which can ultimately result in suicide.
This tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people who are impacted by or exposed to suicide and the pain it brings when… This World Suicide Prevention Day we’d like you to help us create a positive ripple effect, with as many suicide prevention awareness raising events as possible being held in Australia on or around World Suicide Prevention Day.
Check out the Events page to see what’s happened near you.
A big focus for the sector this WSPD is a research project with UNE to help us understand the magnitude of suicide in Australia and its impact on our communities.
To find out more and download the report, read the MEDIA RELEASE: Australia first research uncovers ripple effect of suicide, its impact and action required.
Day is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other Are you OK?