Preventing and Reducing the Risk of Suicide
Suicide is a serious public health issue in Nova Scotia. Over 100 Nova Scotians lose their lives annually to suicide and hundreds more make a suicide attempt. Each death and attempted suicide is a tragedy that impacts individuals, families, and our communities. Yet many suicides are preventable.
Preventing and Reducing the Risk of Suicide: A Framework for Nova Scotia is intended to provide a guiding framework under which collaborative action can occur across sectors to reduce the burden of suicide in the province.
The framework has 20 recommendations organized within 6 areas of action. Specific actions, programs, and policies to implement the recommendations in this framework will be identified in collaboration with key stakeholders. Collectively and collaboratively we will address suicide risk factors and strengthen supports to reduce the rate of suicide in Nova Scotia.
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Mental Health Crisis Line (toll-free, 24/7)
Kids Help Phone (toll-free, 24/)
Or call 911 or go to your closest emergency department.