Death by suicide claimed the lives of 119 people in Kirklees between 2016 – 2018. That’s 119 families torn apart, each death having a devastating, lasting impact on many people’s lives. Every one of these deaths could have been prevented.
Suicide Prevention Month
It’s no lie that the pandemic has increased feelings of anxiety, stress, loneliness and depression in many of us. That’s why, throughout September, we will be shining a light and raising awareness on what support is available, encouraging you to have conversations and that prevention is possible and people do recover.
World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September
On World Suicide Prevention Day, we will be joining organisations across the world, to help raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and celebrate the people who survived. You can get involved by visiting the WSPD website.
If you need urgent help or are worried about someone else, please contact:
- Samaritans 24-hour service: 116 123
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Papyrus for teenagers and young adults: 0800 068 41 41
- West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service