Mental Health

So I Kept Living: Suicide Prevention Day 2016

Did you know?

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Canadians between the ages of 10 and 24.
  • Nearly 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year – an average of almost 11 suicides a day.
  • Eight out of ten people who die by suicide gave some, or even many, indications of their intentions.

“After a successful launch in 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is now held every year on September 1oth. On this day, numerous events, conferences, campaigns and local activities call to public attention one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death – suicide.”
– Suicide Prevention Australia

“Here at To Write Love on Her Arms, it’s become the most important date on our calendar.” – Jamie  Tworkowski

To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit organization “dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.” – TWLOHA

Each year, TWLOHA does an World Suicide Prevention campaign. Each year, the campaign is built around one brief, yet powerful statement. Two years ago, it was “No one else can play your part” and last year it was “We’ll See You Tomorrow‬.”

This years statement is “And so I kept living.”


Jessica Victoria
<p>Jessica Victoria, 24, is a writer and advocate for mental health, disability and LGBTQ+. She uses her personal experiences and knowledge to help and educate others.</p>

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