October 10, 2019 / educational / recommended
This World Mental Health Day, Dr. Oommen and Dr. Di Liello share their insight on how to approach a loved one who’s struggling with their mental health.
With approximately 800,000 losses to suicide worldwide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds – we must learn to recognize someone in need and show them that they are not alone.
Pro tip from our Doctors: Be direct and open-hearted! Communication can save someone’s life.
If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, please call Crisis Services Canada at 1.833.456.4566 or visit CrisisServicesCanada.ca
For more tools and information on preventing suicide, we encourage you to visit the World Health Organization’s page on suicide prevention.