World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

TELL will mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 8 September 2012 with a special premier screening of “Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan”, a documentary film that looks frankly at the causes of Japan’s ongoing suicide problem. The movie’s creator and narrator, Dr. Rene Duignan, will be at the screening and will answer questions after the showing.

DATE:  Saturday, 8 September
TIMES:  3:30 pm - 7 pm
PLACE:  Wesley Center 2F, Minami Aoyama

SIGN UP:  Contact Jason Chare at

This year’s event will also look at those most affected by suicide—the relatives and friends left behind.

Organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), this year marks the 10th anniversary of an event that brings together a global community working on research, prevention, education and the dissemination of information.

Each organization will end its activities with a candle lighting ceremony to commemorate the lives lost.

15:30 – 16:00: Suicide – current global levels and trends in 2012 – Jason Chare
16:00 - 17:15:  “Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan”
17:15 - 17:30: Q&A with the Director - Dr. Rene Duignan
17:30 - 17:45: Break
17:45 - 18:30: Suicide grief and loss - Vickie Skorji
18:30 - 19:00: Candle lighting ceremony
Whether you are someone affected by suicide, want to show solidarity or want to be part of the solution, join us for this important event. For more details see or sign up at


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