Climbing Pen y Fan: A Donor's Guide to Supporting Suicide Prevention on World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day is an important occasion that aims to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. This year, Suicide Prevention UK volunteers and supporters are embarking on a significant challenge to make a difference. They are climbing Pen y Fan, the highest peak in Wales, as a powerful symbol of their commitment to supporting mental health and preventing suicide. Your donation can play a vital role in their mission.
The Challenge: Climbing Pen y Fan is no small feat. As the tallest mountain in southern Britain, it stands at 886 meters (2,907 feet) above sea level. Suicide Prevention UK volunteers and supporters are taking on this physical challenge to symbolize the uphill battle that many individuals face in their mental health journey. By supporting this initiative, you are not only contributing to their physical climb but also lending a hand to those who are fighting their own uphill battles in silence.
Why Your Donation Matters:
Supporting Mental Health: Mental health issues affect millions of people worldwide. By donating to this cause, you are directly supporting organizations and initiatives that provide essential mental health resources, raise awareness, and reduce the stigma associated with seeking help.
Preventing Suicide: Suicide is a global public health concern. Your donation can help fund our outreach program, our helpline, and educational campaigns that can potentially save lives.
Community Building: Your contribution fosters a sense of community among those affected by mental health challenges. It shows that there are people who care, and it encourages individuals to seek help when needed.
How to Make a Donation: Donating to support Suicide Prevention UK's climb of Pen y Fan is easy and can be done in various ways:
Online Donations: Visit Suicide Prevention UK's website or the event's dedicated donation page. There, you can securely make a one-time donation or set up a recurring contribution.
Fundraising Pages: Many volunteers and participants create individual fundraising pages on platforms like GoFundMe or JustGiving. You can search for their pages and contribute directly to their efforts. Moving Mountains for Mental Health - JustGiving
Your donation on World Suicide Prevention Day in support of Suicide Prevention UK's climb of Pen y Fan can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those struggling with mental health issues and those working tirelessly to prevent suicide. By contributing, you become part of a compassionate community dedicated to promoting mental well-being and offering hope to those in need. Together, we can climb towards a brighter future, where mental health is prioritized, and suicide is prevented.
Every year, we campaign to raise awareness of suicide prevention. Every year we campaign with over 70 other suicide prevention and mental health groups under the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA). Together, we ask governments in the UK and Ireland to make suicide prevention a priority.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2023: “Creating Hope Through Action”
The theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2021-2023 is “Creating Hope Through Action.” On September 10, join together with thousands of other people from across the globe to raise awareness and prevent suicide.
In the UK, men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. In the Republic of Ireland, the rate is four times higher among men than women. While there has been a reduction in the number of people completing suicide over the last ten years, the numbers are still worryingly high. World Suicide Prevention Day aims to start the conversation about suicide and to show that recovery is possible.
World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death.
What do people do?
World Suicide Prevention Day gives organizations, government agencies and individuals a chance to promote awareness about suicide, mental illnesses associated with suicide, as well as suicide prevention. Organizations such as the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and World Health Organization (WHO) play a key role in promoting this event.
Covid-19 has affected us all in different ways and brought new or increased challenges for many. But there has also been a positive impact of new connections, often with neighbours and within communities. We hope that exploring connection on this World Suicide Prevention Day will help us all think about how we can reach out and offer connection, helping ourselves and others who may be struggling.
Many people struggle to cope at one point or another of their lives. Reaching out to someone could help them know that someone cares, that they are valued, and help them access the support they need.
Everyone copes and reacts in their own way, but Samaritans have put together some signs to look out for, including:
- Feeling restless and agitated
- Feeling angry and aggressive
- Feeling tearful
- Being tired or lacking in energy
Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompasses suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.
On September 10th join with many others across the world who are playing their part in the prevention of suicide.
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