Advocate calling for a simplified suicide hotline number gets ally in Sen. Batters
'Silence is never the right response when suicide is the subject,' says Kathleen Finlay. 'It’s too important an issue for our political leaders to stay silent on.'
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters, centre, is hoping to raise the profile of Kathleen Finlay's, right, campaign to designate 988 as the national suicide hotline. Ms. Finlay says she has tried to get support from Health Minister Patty Hajdu, left, along with a number of other Parliamentarians. Photographs courtesy of Twitter, Kathleen Finlay, and by Andrew Meade