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.


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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