Health & Wellness

SUICIDE PREVENTION

ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Alive Canada

ALIVE CANADA

1030 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ONT

519-973-4423   

www.alivecanada.org

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Community Crisis Centre

1030 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, 
519-973-4435
www.hdgh.org/crisis

 

The Community Crisis Centre is a partnership of area hospitals and social organizations committed to providing 24-hour crisis response services to residents of Windsor and Essex County who are experiencing serious mental illness and/or acute psychosocial problems.

A variety of services are provided to reach individuals in crisis, including a 24-hour crisis phone line, 24-hour walk-in service at the Emergency Department at Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette campus, a mobile crisis response team, follow-up crisis counseling and referrals, and suicide prevention education programs.

Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

1453 Prince Road, Windsor, ONT
519-257-5111  

www.hdgh.org


Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services; Specialized Mental Health & Addictions; Complex Medical and Palliative Care, and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. Inpatient beds, outpatient residential beds, as well as outpatient and community services.

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Kids Help Phone

300-439 University Avenue, Toronto, ONT
1-800-668-6868    

www.kidshelphone.ca

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information.

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Maryvale

1400 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, ONT

519-255-7440  

www.windsoressex.cmha.ca

Services aim to enhance and promote the mental health of all persons and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

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Mental Health Connections

370 Erie Street East, Windsor, ONT

519-256-4854  

www.mentalhealthconnection.ca

MHC endeavours to empower persons with a mental illness, to maximize their growth and potential through the use of recovery strategies. A stigma-free society that cares, understands and accepts people with a mental illness for their abilities rather than their disabilities.

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Sandwich Community Health

3320 College Avenue 
Windsor, ONT N9C 0E1
Phone: 519-258-6002
www.wechc.org/sch_home 

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Sandwich Community Health provides Primary Care Services and Counselling Services to the vulnerable individuals in Windsor – Essex.

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Trans Life Line

1-877-330-6366 
www.translifeline.org  

A hotline staffed by transgender people to help support community members experiencing a crisis. Call toll

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Teen Health Centre

1361 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 1J6
519-253-8481
www.wechc.org

 

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Teen Health Site provides Primary Care and Mental Health/Counselling (individual and group) for youth between the ages of 12-24 years. These services include support and treatment for youth and their family afflicted with an Eating Disorder or Substance Abuse as well as programs to support parents and guardians of youth. Pre and post natal groups are also available to young moms.

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INFORMATION

What You Should Know About LGBTQ Youth Suicide in Canada

Every year, on average, 500 Canadian youth (ages 10 – 24) die by suicide (Statistics Canada). It is unknown, however, how many of these youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit or queer (LGBTQ), or may be struggling with questions about their sexual orientation or gender identity. Increasingly, however, studies confirm that suicidal ideation and behaviour are disproportionately prevalent among LGBTQ youth in comparison to their non-LGBTQ peers:

  • 33% of LGB youth have attempted suicide in comparison to 7% of youth in general (Saewyc 2007).

  • Over half of GLB students (47% of GB males and 73% of LB females) have thought about suicide (Eisenberg & Resnick, 2006).

  • In 2010, 47% of trans youth in Ontario had thought about suicide and 19% had attempted suicide in the preceding year (Scanlon, Travers, Coleman, Bauer, & Boyce, 2010).

  • LGBTQ youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers (Massachusetts Department of Education, 2009).

  • Adolescent youth who have been rejected by their families for being LGB are over 8 times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers (Ryan, Huebner, Diaz, & Sanchez, 2009).

  • A study in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario revealed that 28% of transgender and Two Spirit people had attempted suicide at least once (Taylor, 2006).

  • Both victims and perpetrators of bullying are at a higher risk for suicide than their peers. Children who are both victims and perpetrators of bullying are at the highest risk (Kim & Leventhal, 2008; “Suicide and bullying: Issue brief,” 2011).

  • While suicide is never the result of one cause, bullying can have a long-lasting effect on suicide risk and mental health. The relationship between bullying and suicide is stronger for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth than for their heterosexual peers (Kim & Leventhal, 2008):
     

    • 68% of trans students, 55% of LB students and 42% of GB students reported being verbally harassed about their perceived gender identity or sexual orientation.

    • 20% of LGBTQ students reported being physically harassed or assaulted about their perceived gender identity or sexual orientation.

    • 49% of trans students, 33% of lesbian students and 40% of gay male students have experienced sexual harassment in school in the last year

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