This week is Suicide Prevention Week!!!
According to the World Health Organization someone around the globe dies by suicide every 40 seconds! Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Canadians under 25 years-olds. In 2011, more than 40 Windsor-Essex County residents died by suicide and there was a nine year high for self-harm emergency department visits in 2015. The highest rate of suicides in Windsor Essex were in those aged 45-64, with men being more likely to die by suicide (75%) than women.