February 2 to 8, 2020
Talking about suicide saves live
The 30th edition of Suicide Prevention Week focuses on a critical component of prevention: speaking up. To reduce suicide rates, it is important to open up both a one on one and a collective dialogue on the topic.
Whether it is to express distress or find comfort, or ask a loved one who is not doing well if there is any way you can help them and if they are thinking about suicide, or whether it is to raise awareness in the community, there are words you can use to talk about suicide in a preventive and safe way. There are also ways to learn how to listen. Thus, speaking up not only has many benefits, but also makes for a stronger safety net.
- Visit howtotalkaboutsuicide.com
For you or someone you care about.
Quebec suicide prevention hotline: 1 866 APPELLE (277-3553)
- Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS)
- Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)