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Police at home on Garroway Place, June 27. (Gary Barnes/ Capital News)

RCMP deemed not responsible for deaths in possible murder-suicide in Peachland

The Independent Investigations Office concluded that officers are not at fault for the two deaths

 

The BC Coroner’s Office reports that there were 582 suicide deaths investigated in B.C. in 2021, down from 597 in 2020 and 634 in 2019. In Canada, men account for 75% of suicides. (File photo)

$2M in funding announced for care plan to help those at risk of suicide in B.C.

The investment is part of a larger strategy, A Pathway to Hope, to improve mental-health care

 

Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)

988: National suicide prevention hotline coming November 2023

Cariboo Prince George MP Todd Doherty tearfully shared the news on Facebook

 

Aydin Coban is shown in this handout photo from the time of his arrest by Dutch police, entered into an exhibit at his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster, B.C.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DUTCH POLICE **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Amanda Todd said ‘pedophile’ had been blackmailing her for years: Crown

Dutchman Aydin Coban has pleaded not guilty to extortion, harassment charges

Aydin Coban is shown in this handout photo from the time of his arrest by Dutch police, entered into an exhibit at his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster, B.C.. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DUTCH POLICE **MANDATORY CREDIT**
The Vancouver Police Department is among 11 defendants being sued by the family of a Vancouver police officer who took her own life in January 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Family of Vancouver cop who died by suicide suing police department, former officers

Lawsuit claims workplace sexual assault, negligence increased Const. Nicole Chan’s mental distress

The Vancouver Police Department is among 11 defendants being sued by the family of a Vancouver police officer who took her own life in January 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Cyclists of all ages gathered at Sutherland Bay Park for the 2022 Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Ride on June 12, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Raising funds and awareness for mental health at annual memorial ride in Kelowna

Over $100,000 was raised to support local mental health initiatives

  • Jun 12, 2022
Cyclists of all ages gathered at Sutherland Bay Park for the 2022 Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Ride on June 12, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A driver is caught speeding along Highway 97 near the Army Camp over the Labour Day long weekend. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)

Suicidal person saved by Vernon police

RCMP officers were able to talk person off the ledge

A driver is caught speeding along Highway 97 near the Army Camp over the Labour Day long weekend. (Vernon North Okanagan RCMP photo)
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Your friend may not be OK: Signs of suicide to watch for

Christie Tawari is the Crisis Line Community Engagement Facilitator at KCR Community Services

  • Sep 7, 2021
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A meeting of Moms Stop The Harm members in Kelowna. Each white cross represents a life lost. The group hosts an event in Kelowna Aug. 31 for International Day of Overdose Awareness. (Nicole Richard - Wax Pencil Imagery)

Overdoses and suicides among teens concern Okanagan parents

‘I’ve never seen anything like this in the last 16 years’: The Compassionate Friends

A meeting of Moms Stop The Harm members in Kelowna. Each white cross represents a life lost. The group hosts an event in Kelowna Aug. 31 for International Day of Overdose Awareness. (Nicole Richard - Wax Pencil Imagery)
Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Cariboo hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)
Rising youth suicide rates have prompted doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to launch a six-week clinical trial that includes adolescents who showed up at the hospital before or after they attempted to take their own lives. Black Press Media file photo

Suicide rates among Interior Health youth nearly double B.C. average

Vernon agency surveying parents, youth, teachers on how to help

Rising youth suicide rates have prompted doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to launch a six-week clinical trial that includes adolescents who showed up at the hospital before or after they attempted to take their own lives. Black Press Media file photo
Merritt RCMP ask members of the public for compassion after a fatal shooting earlier this month outside the city’s detachment. (Black Press Media files)

Top Merritt Mountie asks for compassion after traumatic death

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences

  • Dec 17, 2020
Merritt RCMP ask members of the public for compassion after a fatal shooting earlier this month outside the city’s detachment. (Black Press Media files)
Signage for the Distress Centre in Calgary, Alta., is shown on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Distress Centre Calgary says suicide-related calls, texts and chats were up 66 per cent in October compared with the same month in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Dealing with a lot:’ Suicide crisis calls mount during COVID-19 pandemic

People in crisis call a centralized line, which routes them to a distress centre in their community

Signage for the Distress Centre in Calgary, Alta., is shown on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Distress Centre Calgary says suicide-related calls, texts and chats were up 66 per cent in October compared with the same month in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Against a beautiful backdrop, signs of support line the wharf at Marine Peace Park on Thursday night, Sept 10, 2020, during the Walk the Wharf evening to raise awareness of suicide prevention. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Walk the Wharf in Salmon Arm lights path to suicide prevention

Peaceful evening at Marine Peace Park wharf fights isolation and powerlessness

Against a beautiful backdrop, signs of support line the wharf at Marine Peace Park on Thursday night, Sept 10, 2020, during the Walk the Wharf evening to raise awareness of suicide prevention. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Weight of depression and suicide carried on Okanagan walk

Weight of depression and suicide carried on Okanagan walk

Coldstream man marks Suicide Prevention Day by walking from Vernon to Kelowna and back

Weight of depression and suicide carried on Okanagan walk
The Interior Crisis Line Network has seen an increase in calls throughout the pandemic. (Contributed)

Increase in calls due to pandemic: Interior Crisis Line Network

More and more people are using crisis lines to help cope

The Interior Crisis Line Network has seen an increase in calls throughout the pandemic. (Contributed)
A study led by UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Sophia Frangou, published on Mar. 12, 2020, found that children with psychological problems, children exposed to family conflict and children who spend more time using digital devices were more likely to report suicidal thoughts. (PxHere)

Study led by B.C. prof finds 8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

A study led by UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Sophia Frangou, published on Mar. 12, 2020, found that children with psychological problems, children exposed to family conflict and children who spend more time using digital devices were more likely to report suicidal thoughts. (PxHere)
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