Suicide

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT SUICIDE?

Suicide is a complex problem that can’t be reduced to a single factor. Although the Laval suicide rate is the lowest in Quebec, the region has an average of about 42 suicides every year. In Quebec as a whole, men are more likely to die by suicide, with 50- to 64-year-olds affected in particular.

The main risk factors for suicide are:

  • A prior suicide attempt
  • A mental health problem
  • A substance abuse problem
  • Impulsivity
  • Despair
  • An unwillingness to get help

GET HELP

  • Are you thinking about suicide?
  • Is someone you know showing signs of despair?
  • Have you experienced a loss from suicide?

You can get help: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

 

  • Call this number to get in touch with the resource in your region.
  • Trained and qualified counsellors are there to answer your call.
  • They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • They can help you.


You can also contact Info-Social 811 (option 2) to talk to a counsellor who can give you advice, answer your questions and even guide you to the right resource in the health and social services network. Note that 911 is still the number to call to reach the police, firefighters or an ambulance in case of emergency. 

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