The goal of World Suicide Prevention Day is to shine a light on the problem in the hope of reaching people who are struggling before it's too late.
World Suicide Prevention Day is observed in over 60 countries with hundreds of events around the world. Nationally, Suicide Prevention Week is always the week of September 10.
In 2016, a two-toned ribbon was created to raise even more awareness. The yellow and orange colors represent a candle flame, something often seen at events trying to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day has a different theme. For 2021, that theme is "creating hope through action." :)