PRINTER'S NO. 1080
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
173
Session of
2021
INTRODUCED BY TARTAGLIONE, HUGHES, DUSH, J. WARD, KANE, BOSCOLA,
MARTIN, COSTA, MUTH, COMITTA, BARTOLOTTA, SCHWANK, FONTANA,
STREET, BROOKS, KEARNEY, STEFANO, CAPPELLETTI AND BROWNE,
SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing September 10, 2021, as "World Suicide Prevention
Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Suicidal behavior has become a major public health
concern; and
WHEREAS, Cultures of silence and post-suicide stigmas still
exist in many societies worldwide; and
WHEREAS, Around the globe, suicide ranks as a leading cause
of death and remains a major preventable cause of premature
death; and
WHEREAS, The number of suicide deaths per year exceeds the
number of deaths from homicide and war combined; and
WHEREAS, More than 700,000 people die from suicide each year,
with one death from suicide occurring every 40 seconds; and
WHEREAS, In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading
cause of death; and
WHEREAS, "World Suicide Prevention Day," part of a worldwide
suicide prevention initiative by the International Association
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for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization, is
marking its 18th anniversary this year; and
WHEREAS, The theme of this year's "World Suicide Prevention
Day" is "Creating Hope Through Action"; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize September 10, 2021, as
"World Suicide Prevention Day" in Pennsylvania.
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