World Suicide Prevention Day


World Suicide Prevention Day takes place each year on 10 September. Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s about 800,000 people worldwide every year — although some estimates put that number closer to 1 million. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29 and for every suicide that results in death, there are as many as 40 attempted suicides.

World Suicide Prevention Day is an important day that aims to raise awareness about suicide and provide support to those who may be struggling. It serves as a reminder that it is easier to prevent suicide when we come together as a community and show compassion towards one another. On this day, we can come together and remember the value of every individual’s life. We should take the time to reach out to our loved ones, friends and colleagues, letting them know that they are not alone in their struggles. By offering support and understanding, we can make a positive impact and potentially save lives. We can all share uplifting stories of resilience and recovery to inspire others.

Let us use this day as an opportunity to educate ourselves about the warning signs of suicide and how we can help those in need. Together, we can create a world where everyone feels valued and supported, making it easier for individuals to seek help when they need it most.

If you are worried about someone, you may want to look out for signs that include withdrawals from activities, persistent sadness, changes in sleep or appetite, and loss of interest. If you notice these signs in someone it is essential to offer support and encourage them to seek professional help

It is truly a vital day that reminds us of the significance of supporting one another and raising awareness about suicide. By coming together as a community, we can make a difference in preventing suicide. Each person’s life holds immense value, and it’s crucial to show compassion towards those who may be struggling. Reaching out to our loved ones, friends, and colleagues with empathy can provide them with the support they need during challenging times. Educating ourselves about the warning signs of suicide is an essential step towards making a positive impact. By understanding these signs and knowing how to help those in need, we can potentially save lives. It is through collective effort and support that we can create a world where everyone feels valued and supported in seeking help when they need it most.

The tragic deaths of music artists have brought attention to the issue of suicide within the music industry. While it is a deeply sensitive and complex topic, it is crucial to address and understand the underlying factors that contribute to these devastating outcomes.

The music industry can be both incredibly rewarding and highly demanding, with artists facing immense pressure to succeed, maintain their image and constantly produce new content. This intense environment can take a toll on their mental health, leading to feelings of isolation, depression, and ultimately thoughts of suicide.

Remember that small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life.

Sade Carrington – Burke
D&I Assistant 

For more information, please contact Helen in the DEI Team:
Helen Choudhury
Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Champion of Menopause
Mental Health First Aider
[email protected]




You are now being redirected to the Printed Music License Limited website

Visit Site

You are now being redirected to the PRS For Music who administer the MCPS

Visit Site