Every year, approximately 4,500 people in Canada die by suicide,Footnote1 which is equivalent to 12 people dying by suicide every day.
Every day, more than 200 people in Canada attempt suicide.
the following groups have higher rates or risk of suicide:
Women have higher rates of self-harm. Self-harm can be a risk factor for suicide.
Before the pandemic, in 2019, 2.7% of adults in Canada reported suicidal ideation. In spring 2021, this percentage rose significantly to 4.2%