Mental health insights: Get data about suicide

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Mental health and well-being is part of every person’s life across Canada. It’s often affected by factors like location, relationships, physical health and more. Every person’s experience is unique.

By browsing this data, we hope more people from coast to coast to coast are able to reflect on their own wellness, feel inspired and less alone and discover their strengths and coping strategies. 

If you are a young person who needs support, you can connect via phone (by calling 1-800-668-6868), Live Chat or text (by texting CONNECT to 686868) at any time. If you are having thoughts of suicide, you can also call or text 9-8-8, a 24/7 confidential national suicide crisis helpline for support.

What data insights are available about suicide?

The charts and graphs below display data about the amount of texting interactions people have with us about suicide (including people contacting us about suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, being a person with lived experience related to suicide, etc.). You can review how the amount of texting interactions changes based on the time, day of the week, age of the texter and location of the texter.

To filter the data, you can hold command / control on your keyboard and tap different sections of all three graphs. For example, if you’d like to find out what age group is having the most texting interactions about suicide at midnight on Fridays, you can select “12 a.m.” and “Friday” and review how the age breakdown data changes.

What are people
sharing about suicide?

Read a real-life quote from people contacting Kids Help Phone for support with suicide below.

To read about lived experiences across Canada, you can check out our story library

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