This week, Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone and TSN personality Michael Landsberg, introduced Help A Friend in Need, a new resource that provides simple, practical tips to help youth ages 15-20 identify potential warning signs in online behavior that might indicate a friend is thinking of suicide.
Can you believe that, so far in 2014, 7.5 per cent of young people who have contacted Kids Help Phone have spoken about suicide as the primary reason they reach out? Sadly, this represents thousands of kids from every part of Canada. But there is something we can do to help.
In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Help A Friend in Need guide will be distributed nationally in both English and French through the Facebook Family Safety Centre and Kids Help Phone website.
If you’d like a copy of the guide, click here.
It only takes one friend who recognizes the signs to help save a life.