In Canada and globally, we will soon be marking suicide prevention day. And while there will be scores of events, gallons of ink used and overwhelming numbers of posts on social media, the stark reality will be that much of this activity will have little to do with what this day is meant to promote—successful application of interventions that we know will reduce rates of suicide. For policy-makers, it is essential that interventions that are applied with the goal of suicide prevention be known to do just that—prevent suicide. Otherwise we may engage in costly activities that make us feel better, but that do not do better.
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