230,000 Ontarians considered suicide in past year, report estimates

Source: Global News

More Ontarians are reporting mental anguish and almost a quarter million have considered killing themselves in the past 12 months, according to a report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

The CAMH Monitor, published Thursday, is part of a 37-year study of Ontario adults’ mental health and substance use. For the first time, this year’s cycle – which surveyed 3,021 adults across the province – also asked about suicidal ideation and suicide attempts.

It found about 2.2 per cent – an estimated 231,500 of the total population – say they’ve thought seriously about killing themselves in the past year. People aged 18 to 34 were almost three times more likely to say they’d considered suicide than those 55 and older.


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