The extent of the impact of the public health problem of suicide proves that–no matter our age, race, culture, social or sexual identity, political or spiritual beliefs or economic standing—we have more things in common than set us apart.

That is why Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center in NYC in collaboration with NAMI Metro, the Coalition for Behavioral Health and other crisis response organizations, advocates and consumers came together on the steps of City Hall on World Suicide Prevention Day, Monday, September 10 to deliver the message that “Suicide Prevention Is Everybody’s Business!”

“Working together to prevent suicide,” has been the call to action of Samaritans for the past 20 years, and has been adopted by the International Association for Suicide Prevention to promote World Suicide Prevention Day this year, which led to thousands of individuals in countries throughout the world marking the importance of this day.