“Tomorrow, we pause to remember lives cut short by suicide. Every year, 4,000 people in Canada take their own lives. As shocking as this number may seem, it doesn’t tell the whole story. There are many more people whose deaths by suicide go unregistered.
For some families and friends, a death by suicide is a loss that comes with both heartbreak and isolation. Stigma and discrimination can make it more difficult for survivors to seek support in their grief. For those of us who have lost a loved one to suicide, unanswered questions may complicate our own feelings.
If you are grieving a loved one today, you are not alone. For every death by suicide, new advocates for suicide prevention take up the cause. We must stand together, side by side, united in hope for a future where people seek and receive the help they need.”
Send a message of hope and resilience. Sign the virtual wall to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we create change. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.
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Hélène Côté, Senior Communications Advisor, Marketing and Communications
Mental Health Commission of Canada