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World Suicide Prevenion Day is tomorrow

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is holding a virtual event tomorrow afternoon to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day.

 

Spokesperson Erika Luoma says suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in Canada, as there was an average of 4, 121 suicides per year between 2013 and 2018.

 

Luoma adds suicide rates in Manitoba surpass the national average, with the province's rate at 13.4 people per 100, 000 people, compared to just over 11 people per 100, 000 across Canada.

 

The virtual event will take place tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m, which will feature presentations from a group of panelists about their experiences with suicide, which will then be followed by a Q-and-A session.

 

Visit suicideprevention.ca for more information, or hear the full interview with Luoma at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon on Thompson Today.

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