Lectures and screening of film for World Suicide Prevention Day

TELL (the Tokyo English Life Line–an English version of Inochi no Denwa) will mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) with a special  screening of “Saving 10,000 – Winning a War on Suicide in Japan,” a documentary film that looks honestly 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 film.

EVENT: Lectures and Film to mark World Suicide Prevention Day
WHEN: September 8th 2012, Saturday, 3:30pm – 7pm
WHERE: Wesley Center 2F (Click HERE for a map)
SIGN UP: Contact Jason Chare at [email protected].

This year’s event will also look at those most affected by suicide—the relatives and friends left behind. Suicide grief and loss has its own characteristics and complexities. Vickie Skorji, who developed TELL’s Suicide Prevention Program, will address the issue.

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. Whether you are someone affected by suicide, want to show solidarity or want to be part of the solution, feel free to join this important event.


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 film’s 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

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