Suicide Is Never an Option

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Each year in Québec, there are more than 1000 suicides:

Each day: 3 people commit suicide in Québec.
In Estrie: 1 person commit suicide every 5 days
The suicide rate is: 
- 3 times higher for men than women.
- the 2nd leading cause of death among 18-39 years old.
- higher among 45-64 years old, both women and men.


Practical Advice

Prevent Suicide

LISTEN - Pay attention to your loved ones

Suicidal Statements

  • “I want to end it all."
  • "It's just too hard. I can't go on."
  • "Life is not worth living."
  • "I'll never get over this."
  • "I want to go to sleep and not wake up."
  • "You would be better off without me."
  • "Living is useless."
  • "I made out my will."
  • "I am going on a long trip."
  • "I'm going to my affairs in order."

Warning Signs

  • Isolation and withdrawal
  • Withdrawal at work or school
  • Loss of energy and not reacting to the loss of a loved one
  • Sudden hyperactivity
  • Extreme slowness
  • Giving away of cherished objects

ACT - Ask for help

What can be done if someone close or you aren't doing well? Don't wait until you're at the end of your rope. Act. Talk!

Someone is there to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call!  

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