Today, Saturday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Every 45 seconds someone takes their life; an estimated 703,000 people a year around the world.
For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected, resulting in 108 million people, annually, who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviours.
For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide. (WHO 2022)
Through education, employers can encourage workers to change their perceptions of mental health and can give them the tools they need to be able to support emotional wellbeing. This can help to eliminate the stigma around asking for help and vocalising struggles. It is beneficial for employers and employees to be able to recognise the early signs of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues within their workplace and understand what support is available and how to access it. For more information please visit https://lnkd.in/eVviRnP
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