“Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

“There are many heartbreaking statistics about suicide in Alberta. More Albertans die of suicide every year than die in motor vehicle collisions.

“The simple truth is that every single suicide death is a tragedy that leaves broken hearts and broken lives in its wake.  

“Let’s take this occasion to remember those we have lost and those who grieve them. This is a fight to save lives. Asking and talking about suicide is the first step to prevention.

“If you are having thoughts of suicide, or are worried for a loved one, you are not alone. There is help. Call 811, day or night, seven days a week, or go online to ahs.ca/preventing suicide.”

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