Call for poems

The Poetry Shed

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A call for poems to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. During this week in September The Poetry Shed will be hosting a series of poems to record this day and “reach out, save lives” and help remove the stigma. Submissions via:the poetryshed@hotmail.com

Suicide Prevention: One World Connected

Suicide is a major public health problem. The psychological pain that leads each of these individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave families and friends bereft, and often have a major ripple effect on communities.

Every year, almost one million people die from suicide; this roughly corresponds to one death every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined.

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are committed to preventing suicide. These organizations recognize World Suicide Prevention…

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