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World Suicide Prevention Day

Worldwide, on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day is recognized to promote understanding about suicide and to support people who have been impacted by suicide. The theme for 2021 is ‘Creating Hope through Action.’ To raise awareness about suicide prevention, the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition is highlighting the following initiative:
The Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition was founded in 2003, and is a group of more than 25 community agencies and members at large. The coalition exists to bring interested community organizations, groups, individuals and volunteers together to make Niagara a suicide-safer community.
 
In Canada, someone dies by suicide approximately every eleven days. Although some groups are disproportionately affected by suicide, no one is immune. We all have a role to play in preventing suicide in our community. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, help is available:
  • For immediate risk, call 9-1-1
  • For adults in crisis, contact COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) at 1-866-550-5205
  • For children and youth in crisis, contact Pathstone Mental Health 24hr Crisis Line at 1-800-263-4944

Media Inquiries

Stacy Terry
Distress Centre Niagara
905-941-9093
stacy@distresscentreniagara.com


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