World Suicide Prevention Day

Male Suicide Survivors Read What Could've Been Their Last Words

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada Impact


13 Everyday Ways To Help Prevent Suicide

Adele Ryan McDowell | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada Living
Adele Ryan McDowell

Saturday is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide must surely be out of the closet by now. It happens. It happens every 40 seconds, on average, around the globe per the World Health Organization. Even more startling are the numbers of those who have attempted suicide.

Joshua Ostroff

1 In 5 Canadian Teens Consider Suicide (And How You Can Help Them) | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents

Suicide is an issue that isn't talked about enough.

Millennial Mentoring Helps Young Adults Navigate Mental Illness

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Suicide rates are so high these days. Everyone is looking for ways to deal with this. I want to share with you a way to mentor millennials towards better mental health by learning a new way to connect, communicate and care.

World Suicide Prevention Efforts in British Columbia

Alison Tedford | Posted 09.10.2016 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

There have been thousands of words written about the prevalence of suicide among men. Thanks to the efforts of Joel Robison in collaboration with Heads Up Guys, there is also a powerful new image to bring awareness to the issue.

Let Your Kids Know They Can Talk to You About Suicide

Kids Help Phone | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Kids Help Phone

Suicide is a complex subject, and it can be difficult to talk about with a young person. But it's important to let kids know they can come to you, no matter what. Suicide can affect anyone, and in Canada, it is among the leading causes of death in young people ages 15-24.

I Won my Battle With Suicide, But I Was One of the Lucky Ones

Andrew Lawton | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada
Andrew Lawton

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. There was a time not too long ago where I wasn't planning on being around for the occasion. I am a suicide survivor. On December 9, 2010, I went to a public washroom, downed a container of pills and counted down what I thought were my final hours. Tomorrow was never supposed to come. Surviving an attempt has its own difficulties. My decision to reveal this was rooted in my frustration at society's stigma towards those with mental illness and the lack of understanding about suicide.