It’s time to do right by our youth

Every year, we lose 762 young Canadians to suicide. That’s 2 lives lost every day.[1] As almost 90% of people who die by suicide have a mental illness,[2] we can help to prevent such tragedies by supporting youth mental health and suicide prevention initiatives.

Change is needed. We need to be doing more to provide for the mental health needs of our young people.

  • Suicide is the #1 cause of non-accidental death among youth.[3]
  • As many as 173,000 young people (or up to 8%) will try to take their own lives.[4]
  • 3 out of 4 children and youth with a mental health problem or illness will not receive treatment.[5]

Learn more about our Right By You campaign – find out how you can drive more conversations regarding youth mental health.

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