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World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10, 2014
World Suicide Prevention Day is commemorated on 10 September to promote worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3 000 people commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.
About one million people commit suicide each year. Every 40 seconds, the loss of a person who killed themselves shatters the lives of family and friends.
For family and friends affected by suicide or attempted suicide, the emotional impact can last for many years.
- The South African Depression and Anxiety Support Group
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