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World Suicide Prevention Day: The Significance of The Statistics

May 10, 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day. Below are key statistics to inform you about the significance of suicide prevention day. 11 people die by suicide daily. 4000 deaths by suicide yearly. 1/3 of deaths by suicide are among people 45 to 49 years. second leading cause of death among youth and young adults 15 to 34 years. 3 times higher in suicide rates among men compared to women. 11.8 percent reported thoughts of suicide in their lifetime.

Today, September 10th, marks World Suicide Prevention day. Above is only a few of the statistics pulled from a very resourceful infographic created by Public Health Agency of Canada which you can view here.

Suicide Prevention is crucial to discuss and effects so many people. We need to become more informed, educated, and empathetic. If you or anyone you know may be experiencing suicial thoughts, we do have staff catering to mental health. If you want to learn more about Suicide Prevention feel free to read our blog post from last year about it here

​Maureen Pollard, a social worker, collaborated with Murray Foster and Ellen Torrie to create a song entitled “I Hope You Stay”  in the hopes it will be shared widely to raise awareness about suicide prevention and for the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. You can listen to the song below. 

If you are interested in learning more about our mental health services please feel free to contact us at or call us at 416-642-9445 for more information.