One Suicide Is Too Many
One Suicide Is Too Many: Understanding How We Can Change The Conversation To Save Lives
May 9, 2022, 7:30 pm (online only)
Presented by Holy Blossom Temple and The Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative
Suicide is arguably the most complex health outcome. Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of people who contemplate suicide do not die by it. But, sadly, suicide remains a leading cause of premature death around the world and the second most common cause of death in young people in Canada, after accidents. Why does this problem persist in the 21st century? And, more importantly, what can we do, as individuals and as a community, to work towards a world where no one has to die by or lose a loved one to suicide?
With gratitude to Lise Sklar for her generous gift of sponsorship
If you have any questions for Dr Sinyor, please email Lise Sklar at [email protected]
This session, with Dr. Mark Sinyor, Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the founder of PROGRESS (Program of Research and Education to Stop Suicide), will focus on how we can unpack and ultimately understand the phenomenon of suicide. The need for absolutely everyone to have a personalized action plan for coping with distress, regardless of whether they have or will ever experience a suicidal crisis. How to create open environments where family, friends, and community members feel comfortable sharing if they are struggling. And how getting our public messages right can foster resilience across our community and save lives.