15th Annual (Invisible) World Suicide Prevention Day

By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. My apologies. This ran Sunday but I missed it. September 10, 2017: Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! From the International Association for Suicide Prevention brochure: 2017 marks the 15th World Suicide Prevention Day. The day was first recognised in 2003, as an initiative of the International Association for …

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A compassionate society prevents suicide; it doesn’t promote it

  By Paul Russell, Director, HOPE Here in Australia another World Suicide Prevention Day has passed uneventfully. Suicide Prevention Australia made some touching TV advertisements which made me cringe at the pain felt by those left behind. Their anguish is something we too often forget. As Lifeline, the suicide prevention organisation, puts it, “Suicide loss …

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