While suicide rates around the world vary, here are a few statistics on suicide in Canada from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
- Every day, 11 Canadians die by suicide and 200 attempt to end their life.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadian youth.
- Some groups are especially at risk: those who have experienced trauma, indigenous people and the LGBT population.
To learn more about suicide and some prevention tips, as well as to follow along with all today's discussions check out #WSPD14 on Twitter! You can also light a candle near a window today at 8pm to show your support for suicide prevention, and to remember a lost loved one and the survivors of suicide.