Each year, a number of UBC students, staff, and faculty consider suicide.
Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community.
Help prevent suicide
January 27, 2016 is Suicide Awareness Day at UBC
More ways to raise awareness and help prevent suicide
Suicide Awareness Day is part of Thrive, which is focused on building positive mental health for UBC students, faculty, and staff. Learn more.
You can thrive
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Talk about mental health
Everyone has mental health, and many face challenges related to mental illness. Help spread the word, reduce the stigma, and encourage everyone at UBC to try something new for positive mental health.
1 in 5
British Columbians will experience a significant mental health problem at some point in their lives (2010, CMHA).
of Canadians aged 15 and older reported that most days were extremely or quite a bit stressful (2010, Statistics Canada).
of people with depression recover and early intervention leads to higher incidence of recovery (National Health Institute).