World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2020
Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge
Thursday 10th September 202 is World Suicide Prevention day
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people take their own life each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds.
This year, the theme for World Suicide Prevention day is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’
Evidence from the National Autistic Society suggests autistic people are at a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide. Many autistic people also experience mental health problems and social difficulties such as bullying – both these factors have been shown to increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in autistic people.