With mental illness affecting one in four people worldwide, it’s something we need to start talking about.
According to the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, on any given day in Canada…
- 11 people will end their lives by suicide
- 210 others will attempt to end their lives
- 77-110 people will become newly bereaved by suicide
That’s why Facebook, along with Kids Help Phone, launched Help a Friend in Need last year. This guide provides simple, practical tips to youth ages 15-20 for identifying potential warning signs in online behavior that a friend may be thinking of suicide.
Please take a moment to learn the warning signs, so that you could end up being a friend to someone in need.