Make Mental Health and Suicide #Unignorable
Take Action with us to stamp out mental health stigma and prevent suicide
Demonstrate your commitment to reducing Canada’s high rate of suicide by supporting workers in suicide prevention and victims with lived experience, to come together for a day of creating awareness, knowledge sharing, networking, and united action against suicide and mental health stigma.
Mental health and suicide is a priority public health concern for all Canadians. Every day over 11 people (11.5) end their life by suicide nationally. It is like twelve 747 jets crashing and killing everyone on board every year. Up to 20-25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Additionally, 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental illness in any given year.
Those are staggering numbers. What we also know is that the long term impact of a suicide on those left behind is equally formidable. Many survivors of a suicide loss are at risk for long-term complications including mental health issues, employment challenges and even risk for their own suicide.
Will you join us?
Helping to fund the Distress Centres GTA 2019 Conference and Events is a great way to provide practical support. You’ll be making a difference by enabling suicide prevention workers to share their latest insights directly with survivors of suicide loss and frontline support staff. Effectively translating new suicide prevention research into real programs and services will help save lives.