Every year the Samaritans with over 70 other suicide prevention and mental health groups under the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA). Together, they ask governments in the UK and Ireland to make suicide prevention a priority.
This World Suicide Prevention Day, they are highlighting the importance of the language we use when we talk about suicide, especially when asking someone you're worried about if they're suicidal.
It’s important to talk and write about suicide safely and responsibly. Using the right language around suicide is key to breaking down stigma. When we use our words carefully we can create a safe environment for people to open up.