We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. Suicide is consistently a leading cause of death among Albertans ages 30-69 and every year more Albertans die by suicide than the number of people who die in motor vehicle collisions. In addition, there are close to 6,000 emergency department visits and 2,000 hospitalizations every year for self-inflicted injuries.
Talk about it. Know the signs. Prevent it.
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It's important to heal after a loss. Get emotional support and practical help.
World Suicide Prevention Day, held annually on September 10th, is an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). This day provides opportunities to focus public attention on the burden and costs of suicidal behaviours, as well as to highlight diverse activities that promote understanding about suicide, and suicide prevention.
Watch and share the AHS video.
For further information please refer to the The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) website.
Every year, on the third Saturday in November, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) sponsors International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, a day that unites survivors of suicide loss across the world. At events in hundreds of cities spanning 6 continents, survivors of suicide loss gather together to remember their loved ones and offer each other support. Events aim to help survivors cope with the tragedy of losing someone to suicide.
Provincial Injury Prevention Program Reports