Suicide is a difficult topic for many people to bring up. However, when someone talks about suicide or brings up concern for a loved one, it’s important to take action and seek help quickly. (Canadian Mental Health Association).
What is Suicide?
The Canadian Mental Health Association defines suicide as:
- Someone ending their life on purpose
About 4000 Canadians die each year by suicide. Suicide is the second-most common cause of death among young people, but men in their 40s and 50s have the highest rate of suicide. While women are three to four times more likely to attempt suicide than men, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. (Canadian Mental Health Association)
UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE - Suicide Prevention Understanding
PREVENTING SUICIDE - Suicide Prevention
COPING & INTERVENING - Suicide Prevention - Coping
GRIEVING - Suicide Prevention - Grieving
ADVOCATING - Suicide Prevention - Advocating
The Hamilton Police Service works alongside the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton to make Hamilton a suicide-safer community.
The Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton is a charitable, non-profit organization of professionals and individuals from the community who are interested in suicide prevention and its related issues. They work together to promote awareness and to create change through leadership, advocacy, and education.
Their mission is to offer help and hope to the community by providing leadership around the issue of suicide prevention by focusing on Education, training and community awareness; Stigma reduction; Advocacy.
To learn more about the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton and to find out more about member ship, please visit their website at: http://spcch.org/
Where do I get help?
24-Hour Assistance in Hamilton:
COAST Hamilton 905-972-8338
Barrett Centre Crisis Support 905-529-7878
Salvation Army Suicide Crisis Line 905-522-1477
For additional information on suicide prevention, please visit:
Canadian Mental Health Association
COAST Hamilton (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 905-972-8338
Mental Health & Addiction Services
Kids Help Phone
Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
Suicide Prevention (PDF 157 KB)
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