Suicide Prevention and Support Resources

Suicide is a national problem that affects people young and old, without regard to socioeconomic status, race, religion, or gender. On average, every day in Canada 11 people commit suicide and an additional 210 people attempt suicide. These numbers are shocking, but according to the World Health Organization, there are 40 global suicides every second. Although people of all ages commit suicide, an alarming number of younger people die at their own hands. With numbers in epidemic proportions, it’s crucial that we learn to identify the problem, look for ways to reach out to those looking for help, and support survivors of suicide.

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