While mental health should be discussed every day, for those who have been reluctant to begin these crucial conversations, there’s no better day to start than World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on Oct. 10.
This year’s focus is on suicide prevention. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year, according to the World Health Organization. That comes to one person every 40 seconds. But prevention is something everyone can take part in if they know the right signs to look for in others, as well as how to reach out for help themselves.