SEPTA is reminding everyone that today, Monday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.

SEPTA and the Regional Suicide Prevention Task Force of Southeastern Pennsylvania (RSPTF) have partnered together to hand out informational Materials at rail and rail transit stations throughout the SEPTA region while also adding the new suicide prevention car card that can be seen on all of SEPTA’s more than 1,400 buses.

“SEPTA transports one million people every day, some possibly struggling with suicide,” said
SEPTA Assistant General Manager of System Safety Jim Fox. “The car cards deliver the very
important message that, when you think there is no hope for your situation, someone is there to listen and help.”

From January 1st of this year, at least eight people have taken their lives on SEPTA train tracks and 50% of SEPTA related deaths are ruled as suicides, thus sparking SEPTA and RSPTF partnering to create the #You Matter campaign.
SEPTA provides services for 1 million people, that they hope to provide with information regarding suicide and prevention of suicide today to hopefully enlighten people on a way to receive help.
SEPTA reminds the public that you matter, and if you or someone you know is struggling to please call 1-800-273-TALK.
WBCB’s Keith Noonan contributed to this report.