Suicide prevention week

Chris Lowrey
QUEBEC Feb. 7, 2018
This week marks the 28th annual edition of Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from Feb. 4 to 10.
The week of raising awareness about suicide comes on the heels of Bell Let’s Talk Day where the telecom company pledged to donate money for every social media interaction with the Let’s Talk Day hashtag.
The campaign aims to accomplish the same thing as Bell Let’s Talk Day – although on a more specific topic – that those who are suffering can talk about their mental health issues.
The stigma attached to mental illnesses generally – and suicide specifically – has been waning in the last few years thanks to efforts to get people talking about the issue.
The Do It For Daron foundation was started by former NHL player Luke Richardson and his wife Stephanie after their daughter, Daron, took her own life in 2010.

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