World Suicide Prevention Day will be held Saturday, September 10. This is
an international outreach sponsored by the World Health Organization and
endorsed by APA. In the United States, Screening for Mental Health Inc. hosts
the campaign Web site<www.StopASuicide.org>.
The Stop A Suicide Today! campaign outlines specific steps to take when
someone is worried that a friend or relative is depressed and possibly
suicidal. The Web site features the Suicide Risk Questionnaire, which
identifies the warning signs of suicide, along with action steps, facts
sheets, and help resources.
Campaign cosponsors include the Suicide Prevention Action Network, American
Association of Suicidology, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,
Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, and several other educational
and prevention organizations. ▪