Today, September 10, 2012, is World Suicide Prevention Day.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), one million people die by suicide each year.

It only makes sense that there’ll be numerous suicide prevention and awareness events throughout the world today, and because we have a celebrity theme here at Celebrity Psychings, I want to share tonight’s Grassroots Suicide Prevention event with you.

Starting at 8 p.m. BST (that’s British Summer Time; find out what time it is now and a converter tool at timeanddate.com), the Grassroots Suicide Prevention organization will begin live-streaming an hour of its Protective Factors and Instilling Hope event.

Among several others (such as American writer Kate Bornstein, author of Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws), singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor will speak during the event.

We’ve followed Sinead’s highs and lows here at Celebrity Psychings, and given how open she’s been about her own struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts, I’m not at all surprised she’s participating in the GSP WSPD event and using her experiences to help others.

The event officially begins at 7 p.m. BST, but again, the GSP will begin live-streaming at 8 p.m. BST and you can find out that time as it relates to your place in the world using the converter tool at timeanddate.com.

While you wait, check out these Celebrity Psychings suicide prevention resources and other related information:

Also, be sure to join in the Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #wspd and checking in on Psych Central’s own Channel N blogger Sandra Kiume at @unsuicide.

 


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From Psych Central's website:
Celebrity Suicide Prevention Event | Channel N (September 19, 2012)

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APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2012). Sinead O’Connor To Speak During Grassroots Suicide Prevention Event. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 25, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2012/09/sinead-oconnor-to-speak-during-grassroots-suicide-prevention-event/

 

 

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