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Creating hope through action: World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

The important thing is to listen to a person who has disclosed suicidal thoughts and not judge them for it or say they are exaggerating. It is also important to make sure that you can sit with them in a quiet location where you can genuinely have the time and space to actively listen to them and understand whether they are thinking of doing it immediately, meaning it is an acute emergency, or if they have been thinking about it for a long time and having a difficult time.

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day we address the importance of suicide prevention and raise awareness of the measures we can all take to prevent suicides. In this light, the IFRC Psychosocial Centre has compiled a package of resources about suicide prevention.



Heartbeat of Humanity: Suicide Prevention in The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
In the PS Centre’s latest episode of Heartbeat of Humanity, Senior Communications Advisor Jesper Guhle interviews Technical Team Lead Sarah Harrison about how Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers can implement suicide prevention services in their programmes.

The podcast Heartbeat of Humanity is mainly for staff and volunteers in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, especially staff and volunteers working in mental health and psychosocial support services.

Listen to the podcast here or subscribe on Apple PodcastSpotifyGoogle Podcast or wherever you find your podcasts.

Find more episodes of Heartbeat of Humanity.

Publications about suicide prevention from the PS Centre

Guides & Tools
Suicide Prevention
This guidance provides materials on suicide and harm prevention, tailored to the needs of National Societies. It offers resources relevant to those who may be implementing suicide prevention initiatives for the first time.
Guides & Tools
Suicide Prevention during COVID-19
This guidance offers resources relevant to those National Societies implementing suicide prevention initiatives for the first time and to those who may be adapting existing activities around suicide and harm prevention to the specific challenges of COVID-19.

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