Canada needs a suicide prevention plan: Editorial | Toronto Star

Canada is the only developed country without a national plan to reduce its rate of suicide. The Canadian Medical Association Journal has rightly called for a program to be developed.

Indeed, in some communities, a rash of teen suicides could only be described as a crisis. In Woodstock, a city of 38,000, for example, students lost five of their peers. In Kuujjuaq, a community of only 2,500 in northern Quebec, five young people also died. And last April, the Attawapiskat First Nation of 2,800 in northern Ontario declared a state of emergency after 11 of its youth attempted suicide in just one weekend.

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