Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.
According to CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), " an estimated 4,000 Canadians – and one million people worldwide – die by suicide each year." And as we all know, thousands more contemplate or attempt suicide. Despite the huge portion of our population affected by these tragedies, we too often stay quiet about suicide, and the taboo--that suicide does not make for polite conversation--still lingers.
But more and more people are working to change that. Here at Lambton College, the Jack Project is encouraging all of us to talk about mental health. To show your support for mental health awareness, you can join the Suicide Prevention Sarnia Lambton team at Canatara Park this evening. At 6:30 pm, they'll walk together to bring attention to the ways that mental illness affects us all.
If you'd like to learn more about the Lambton College chapter of the Jack Project, check out their facebook page.