This Stunt Brings Awareness on World Suicide Prevention Day

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 20, 2014
References: zelfmoord1813.be & creativecriminals
This year on World Suicide Prevention Day in Belgium, a unique stunt was set up in a the middle of an old public market in Leuven. The stunt involved a phone that would ring periodically, and some people were brave enough to answer the calls on the other line.

The phone booth was branded with the numbers "1813," which is the suicide hotline in Belgium. The stunt offered the chance for people to reach out to other people in need of aid, stressing the need for volunteers to help answer more calls like these throughout the year, not just on September 10th. When someone is calling for help, the suicide prevention campaign asks: "Will you answer?"