Swansea City mark World Suicide Prevention Day
Swansea City are working with Jack Sargeant, member of the National Assembly of Wales, to raise awareness of suicide and the types of support available to people of all ages.
Football not only has the power to make and transform lives, but also save lives. By the time the final whistle blows on a Sunday Championship fixture, 84 men will have committed suicide that week.
Today (September 10) marks World Suicide Prevention Day. The day aims to raise awareness and is an opportunity for everyone to work together to prevent suicide. There will be many activities taking place during the day to raise awareness, and all social media posts will include #WSPD.
"Many of us that struggle with mental health know it is quite often our thoughts that cause more pain than any physical object ever could," said Mr Sargeant.
"People are more ready to talk about mental health today than in the past, but there’s no doubt that the issue of mental health and suicide is now a national crisis."
Samaritans will be the Swans’ featured charity for Saturday’s fixture against Nottingham Forest at the Liberty. The charity will have a stand near the ticket office and will be holding bucket collections around the stadium.
We can all work together for better mental health and suicide prevention.
CALM - 0300 58 58 58
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