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Preventing suicide

19 October 2012 No Comment

Suicide is a leading cause of death by injury in Hamilton. Between 2001 and 2005 there were 222 suicide deaths: almost twice as many deaths as occurred due to motor vehicle collisions. Yet getting the exact statistics on suicide is difficult.
“Many people who die by suicide, it’s not reported because of the stigmas behind suicide they keep it to themselves,” said Terry McGurk, vice chairman of the Suicide Prevention Community Council in Hamilton.
Mohawk College is having its own seminar to raise awareness to the dangers of suicide. Safe Talk is a 3-hour course…

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