World Mental Health Day
Thursday 10th October, is World Mental Health Day.
The theme for this year is suicide prevention. The WHO has some scary stats around this topic:
– Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide
– Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people, aged 15-29
– 80% of suicides occur in low-middle income countries
Suicide is preventable. And the purpose of 10th October is to help raise awareness of this and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
The work we’re doing to promote World Mental Health Day, on Thursday 10th October, is no work. So a heads up you should expect a lot of out of office messages 🙂