Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for all sectors of the community - the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and policy makers, volunteers, those bereaved by suicide, and other interested groups and individuals -  to join with state, national, and international organizations, including the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization, to focus public attention on the tragic costs of suicidal behaviors and the need for prevention.

According to the Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council,  Alaska has the highest suicide rate per capita in the nation.  The State of Alaska has released a report, "Casting the Net Upstream: Promoting Wellness to Prevent Suicide: FY2012-2017 Alaska State Suicide Prevention Plan."