You can make a difference by participating in Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows - national suicide prevention walks held to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10 every year.
Join us this year as we go virtual and walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide. Get involved by joining a walk or organising a walk in your local community.
Please note the cut off for listing your virtual walk is COB September 9th
World Suicide Prevention Day
The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt.
Sadly in the last reporting period, there were 3,046 lives lost to suicide.
The tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life, as well as those struggling to manage suicidal ideation.