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safeTALK - Parry Sound - Jan 30th, 2018

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Canadore College, Parry Sound

1 College Drive

Parry Sound, ON P2A 2W9

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Canadore, in partnership with several anonymous donors, is able to offer safeTALK, on three different dates in 2018.

What is safeTALK?

  • safeTALK is a three-hour training program that prepares helpers to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

Dates:

  • Session 1: Jan 30th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Age: Participants must be 15 years or older

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Location: Canadore College, 1 College Drive, Parry Sound


Suicide Statiscs

  • Canada and Ontario: The suicide rate for Canadians, as measured by the WHO, is 15 per 100,000 people. Yet, according to numerous studies, rates are even higher among specific groups. For example, the suicide rate for Inuit peoples living in Northern Canada is between 60 and 75 per 100,000 people, significantly higher than the general population. Other populations at an increased risk of suicide include youth, the elderly, inmates in correctional facilities, people with a mental illness, and those who have previously attempted suicide. According to Statistics Canada, between 1997 and 1999, there was a 10 percent increase in suicides across Canada, from 3,681 to 4,074. In Ontario alone, suicides rose from 930 in 1997 to 1,032 in 2001.
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