From The Daily Scan: Foundry message on World Suicide Prevention Day

Sep 12, 2019 | News

Dr. Jennifer Wide, psychiatrist at Foundry Vancouver - Granville.Dr. Jennifer Wide, psychiatrist at Foundry Vancouver - Granville.

Around the world, 800,000 people die from suicide each year, according to the World Health Organization. That's one person who dies every 40 seconds.

It’s the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds.

Closer to home, a BC Coroners Service Report released in August says suicide is the leading cause of injury-related death among BC children and youth, accounting for more deaths than motor-vehicle incidents or overdose. The report says 111 people in the province between 10 and 18 years old ended their lives between 2013 and 2018.

On World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), Dr. Jennifer Wide of Foundry Vancouver-Granville wants young people to know there is help - and there is hope.

Read the full story on The Daily Scan.

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