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Sock it to Suicide on 10 September!

Youth Focus is calling on everyone to ‘sock it to suicide’ this World Suicide Prevention Day!

Wear your brightest pair of socks on Friday 10 September and shine a light on youth suicide prevention.

Every 20 hours we lose another young Australian to suicide. This is your chance to start a conversation and keep it going.

Help spread awareness of mental health and suicide prevention by wearing bold, colourful socks on Friday 10 September to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day.

Want to make an even bigger difference? Make a small donation that will create a big impact. Click here or SMS ‘sock’ to 0476 000 111.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is held annually on September 10. It is a global awareness campaign which aims to raise awareness about the high number of people taking their own lives.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians, and it can affect every one of us. Research shows that for every suicide, another 25 people attempt to take their own lives.

Step forward and be part of the conversation

Together with family and friends, businesses and community organisations, share the image of your colourful socks across your social media pages using the hashtag #sockit21 to help raise awareness of suicide prevention. Tag @youthfocuswa and we’ll share your photo on our platforms!

If you or someone you know needs urgent support please contact the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.