The World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPA) was initiated in 2003 by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and supported by World Health Organisation (WHO). It is held every 10th of September.
We began our campaign with a photo challenge aimed at creating awareness about suicide, world suicide prevention day and to tell people that there is hope. This was summed up in our slogan, Suicide is preventable and Help is available. The reception was amazing- people sent in their pictures and posted our designs on their social media platforms which sparked the conversation leading up to the conference which was held on September 8th of 2018. One of the ladies, who later volunteered to make the conference a success said prior to the time she saw the photo campaign, didn’t know there was a world suicide prevention day which led to her asking how she could help. So indeed, the reception to the conversation was amazing.