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Province launches suicide prevention plan


The Provincial Government has launched a five-year action plan that includes a commitment to improved monitoring, surveillance and research aimed at reducing the incidents of suicide.


The Provincial Government allocated $2.5 million in Budget 2022 to implement the plan, with a commitment of approximately $4.5 million annually for the next four years.


As this plan is implemented, it will be overseen by a provincial committee.


Between 1981 and 2017 the rate of suicide increased by 234 percent. The majority of these individuals were living with a mental health issue or substance use disorder.


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