Canada’s ‘public health crisis’ of suicides needs funded prevention plan: CMAJ editorial -CBC

Sep 06, 2016

Suicide is 2nd-leading cause of death among 15-34 age group, behind auto accidents

Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy with concerted federal funds, medical journal editors say.

In 21 developed countries with government-led prevention programs, suicide rates declined, especially in young people and older individuals, Laura Eggertson and Dr. Kirsten Patrick said in an editorial published in Tuesday’s Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Yet in Canada, suicide is the second leading cause of death among those aged 15 to 34, after motor vehicle accidents.

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