Last year, 1,128 individuals took their own lives in Quebec. These heartbreaking losses join the staggering 800,000 people who succumb to this sorrow worldwide each year.
As we mark World Suicide Prevention Day, it’s vital to remember that every one of us can make a difference in this fight. Let’s be a beacon of hope and comfort for our friends, family, and colleagues. Let’s genuinely listen when they reach out, offering understanding and kindness in their moments of darkness.
But our collective responsibility doesn’t stop there. Too many are suffering silently, yearning for a helping hand. We desperately need more mental health resources. It’s crucial for companies to recognize the importance of the mental well-being of their employees. This commitment doesn’t just uplift the workplace environment and boost productivity, it’s a step towards saving precious lives. Rest assured, the Teamsters Union will tirelessly champion the mental health of its members and the wider working community, for as long as the need exists.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text.
Call 1.833.456.4566 | Text 45645