World Suicide Prevention Day is Monday, September 10, 2018. On this day, and every day during National Suicide Prevention Week (9/9-9/15), we’re asking you to join us by taking action. Organizations and individuals across the country and globe are working to do the same. We’re hopeful that with your support and their involvement, we can change the statistics.
Come back to this page every day during NSPW to take part in a new action step for the Tomorrow Needs You campaign. Together, we can help people stay to see tomorrow.
We’re glad you’re here.
800,000 people die by suicide globally each year. That’s one person every 40 seconds.
We recently learned that suicide rates in the United States have risen 25% in the last 20 years. And in the past decade, the suicide rate among young people ages 10-17 has increased by more than 70%.
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), we’re working to spread a message around the globe that so many need to hear: “Tomorrow Needs You.”
Our goal is to encourage honest conversations about suicide and share the ways in which we can work to prevent it. During National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9-15), you’ll also find new action steps you can take each day to help more people stay to see tomorrow.
Why this Matters
All of the statistics and numbers we share are a sobering reminder of the work that needs to be done. They show just how many people are suffering alone and never receive the help they deserve.
We have to change that.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally.
- The suicide rate in the United States has risen 25% in the last 20 years.
- In the past 10 years, suicide rates among young people ages 10-17 have increased by more than 70%.
- The Centers for Disease Control reports that 121 Americans die by suicide each day, and 93 of those people are men. Research tells us that the suicide rate for girls between 2007 and 2015 has doubled.
- The rate of suicide is four times greater for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth, and two times greater for questioning youth compared to straight youth.
- 40% of transgender adults have made a suicide attempt, and 92% of those attempts occurred before the age of 25.
- The Surgeon General reports people of color, both adults and children, are less likely than their white counterparts to receive needed mental health care.
- Every day in America alone, 20 veterans die by suicide.
Join the Conversation
In order to bring this life-saving conversation to as many people and places as possible, we’re sharing digital resources that will help you amplify your voice and share your story online and in your community.
Start by downloading our response card and filling out the “Tomorrow needs me because…” prompt. Share it online and use #WSPD18 and #TomorrowNeedsYou when posting. Don’t forget to tag @TWLOHA on Twitter and Instagram so we can see it!