How can Recreational Therapists raise awareness that Suicide is preventable?

“When it comes to suicide prevention, EveryDay Matters. In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day and Suicide Prevention Month, we thank those that work in a community and take action every day.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

  • Nearly 3000 people on average commit suicide daily.
  • Suicide rates are at an all time high for Veterans.
  • For every person who commits suicide, 20 or more others attempt to end their lives.
  • About one million people die by suicide each year (WHO)

http://www.everydaymatters.com/suicideprevention/

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide
A Toolkit for Senior Centers

http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA15-4416/SMA15-4416.pdf