suicide

WHO releases its first global report on suicide

The World Health Organization has released its first global report on suicide prevention, just in time for World Suicide Prevention Day. This extensive report presents global statistics on suicide, examines prevention efforts, and makes recommendations for prevention.

First, WHO took a look at the number of suicides around the world for the year 2012. The results are sobering: 804,000 people are reported to have lost their lives to suicide in 2012.

Mother speaks out about children's mental health

Laura Coughlin knows well the challenges of raising children who have mental health issues. She also knows the joy. Through her volunteer work with the Mood Disorders Association,  Parents for Children's Mental Health and other groups, Laura is sharing her experience with other parents. 

Laura was recently featured in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

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