During 2020, the suicide rate in Canada for those between 20 and 24 years of age reached 11.7 per 100,000 population. This statistic displays the suicide rate in Canada by age group in 2020. Many people who have intentionally ended their lives suffered from depression or other mental health disorders that can negatively impact one's occupation and education, social relationships, and overall emotional and physical functioning.
Suicide and Self-harm
Intentional self-harm and suicide remain serious issues throughout the world, as mental health difficulties can affect anyone, anywhere. Suicide was among the top ten leading causes of death in Canada in 2019. Additionally, during the same year, there were over 20,000 hospitalizations due to suicide attempts and intentional self-injury. People of all ages and backgrounds can experience thoughts of suicide or self-harm as part of ongoing mental health struggles or during times of crisis; therefore, it is important to seek out help from available resources as well as support others during difficult times.
Improving Mental Health
The proportion of Canadians who would rate their mental health as fair or poor has risen in the past two decades. Therefore, increasing mental health and wellbeing has been the focus for many individuals as well as an important part of public health strategies. The majority of Canadians include improving mental health as part of their health and fitness goals, while mental health promotion efforts often focus on aspects such as improving access to services, increasing knowledge and awareness, and reducing stigma and disparities.
Suicide rate in Canada by age group in 2020
(per 100,000 population)
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