World Suicide Prevention Day

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every 40 seconds, around the world, someone dies by taking their own life. If you suspect a friend or a loved one in danger of suicide, do what you can to help and reach out for assistance. Suicide is complex and difficult to understand. It is rarely the result of a single event or factor. However, suicide is preventable and we all need to come together to stop it. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs.

Infographic:  beyondblue.org

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Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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