Facts about Suicide


Facts about Suicide and Mental Health from Stats Canada

  • 11 people a day die by Suicide everyday in Canada
  • 11.8% of people in Canada have had thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives
  • Remember there is no one cause of suicide
  • In 2019 there were 4011 suicides 3058 of these were men. 1,169 of those were 45-64 years of age.
  • Men die by suicide 3x more often than women.
  • 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness in any given year.
  • 70% of mental health problems have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
  • Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst youth and young adults age 15 to 34 years of age.
  • Hospitalization rates associated with self harm injury per 100,00 in the year 2020-2021
    Age 10 to 19 years of age
    Females 187 per 100,000
    Males 43 per 100,000

Facts about Workplace Mental Health

  • Mental Health is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada, represents 15% of Canada’s burden of disease.
  • Any given week 500,00 Canadians are unable to work due to Mental Health.
  • 1 in 5 Canadians will experience Mental Health.
  • Stigma surrounding Mental illness in the workplace is part in due to employees feeling afraid to speak up about their issues because they are concerned they will face repercussions. They are fearful of being shamed or being discriminated against.
  • “Creating Cultures of acceptance towards mental health is a new journey for workplaces.”
  • Only 17% of organizations have implemented the National Standards of Psychological Health & Safety Standards (which is voluntary).

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