230,000 Ontario adults considered suicide in 2013: CAMH

A new study from Canada’s largest mental health and addiction research centre suggests more than 230,000 Ontario adults “seriously contemplated suicide” in 2013. The Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says that amounted to 2.3 per cent of Ontario’s adult population. CAMH says its mental health survey, started in 1977, was based on responses from 3,021 Ontario adults who were asked specifically about suicide for the first time. “We felt it was important to include a specific question about suicide so that we can better understand the scope of the issue,” said Dr. Hayley Hamilton, CAMH scientist and co-principal investigator of the study.

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