World Mental Health Day - Suicide Prevention

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World Mental Health Day, observed on 10 October, is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. This year, the theme is suicide prevention.

Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds...

  • Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts.
  • Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and was the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally in 2016.
  • Suicides and suicide attempts have a ripple effect that impacts on families, friends, colleagues, communities and societies.
  • Suicides are preventable. Much can be done to prevent suicide at individual, community and national levels.

Suicide Prevention — Information Evening

This should be as much a concern to us as it surely is to God so you are warmly invited to an evening discussion on this challenging but important topic.

Thursday 7th November 2019, 19.30 — 21.00

Ss Alban and Stephen RC Church,
14 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RB

  • Come and hear what Hertfordshire is doing to support those with suicidal thoughts through 'Spot the Signs'
  • Start thinking what you can do as individuals and as churches

Facilitated by:

  • Revd Sue Stilwell: Chaplain with MHA (Methodist Homes) and a member of the Bishop's Hatfield clergy team.
  • Revd Richard Allen: Lead chaplain and spiritual care manager at HPFT, the local NHS Mental Health Trust

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