Suicide Canada

Teens Are Talking About Suicide. Why Aren't Adults?

Glen Canning | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Impact
Glen Canning

Robin Williams didn't die from suicide, he died from depression. Zelda Williams eloquently wrote, "... I'll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay..." She summed up the words of loved ones left behind beautifully. Rehtaeh didn't decide one night to kill herself -- she died a slow, painful death from a disease of the soul that kills close to 4,000 Canadians a year. Teenagers are talking about suicide and we need to make sure theirs are not the only voices in the conversation. Sadly, the very voices needed the most are the ones missing. The voices of teachers, parents, psychologists, doctors, police officers, mental health workers, and community leaders. We need to talk about suicide.

WATCH: Canadian Leaves Wrenching Final Message

CBC | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Susan Griffiths, the Winnipeg woman who went to Switzerland to take advantage of the country's assisted-suicide law, has died. She was de...

How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted Suicide

Dr. Will Johnston | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Dr. Will Johnston

Carter v. Canada , the judge-decreed legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada, tries to take a chainsaw to that old-growth forest that my colleague Dr. Margaret Cottle describes as a "delicate social ecology of mutual support and protection" which forbids the killing of a patient.

What Are Canada's Suicide Laws?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that Canada's law banning doctor-assisted suicide is unconstitutional. In light of the game changing ruling, Huff...