Don't Kill Yourself! - Life Saving Ads From Around the World

Unfortunately, suicide is a horrific problem facing the members of the global community. Look how some acountries are reaching out to their citizens.

1. Hang On, Brazil

These wall posters used the message "Help Yourself" and were used to direct people to a suicide prevention website.

Source: Frederik Samuel

2. Don't Jump, Switzerland

Switzerland has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, especially with teens. This message was placed on the highest diving board of a popular swimming pool in Geneva to remind teens of other options.

Source: Ads of the World

3. Communicate, India

In India, these ads were ran to prevent teen suicide by pushing the idea of parents talking to their children.

Source: Ads of the World

4. Controversy, London

According to Ad Blog Arabia, "A controversial campaign which makes references to the London Bombings has been prevented form release, following public outrage at the poster slogans preceding the planned multimedia campaign.

It’s called the “Campaign Against Living Miserably” which aims to raise the issue of male-suicide.

The ad features a bus that is blown up and says, ‘Last year, 4 suicidal British men got our attention. Unfortunately, 973 others didn’t. Text CALM to 80082.’"

Source: Ad Blog Arabia

Do you think these ads would be effective?

Amy Gifford
Featured Blogger

Jan 4, 2008
by alanocu (not verified)

Life saving ads

Fantastic post!

Sep 5, 2008
by Anonymous

these posts

actually, im thinking of suicide RIGHT NOW...... these ads only made me giggle a bit. not very effective.