RECOMMENDATION REPORT FOR A NEW SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGY FOR HAMILTON
Hamilton's first and only Suicide Prevention Strategy was done in September of 2010. A strategy that looks at the city of Hamilton as well as the people in it and works to prevent suicide through prevention, intervention, and postvention. The current plan can be viewed by clicking here.
On 19 July 2021, the YMHM Canada announced that it will be working over the next few months to create a new, modern, impactful, and meaningful suicide prevention strategy for Hamilton. Once this strategy is completed, it will be proposed to both the City of Hamilton and to the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton.
The YMHM Canada was drafting this new strategy as we see the urgent need for a new strategy that not only takes into consideration the changes of the modern world but also the impacts of the pandemic and the implications that it will leave on us all.
The full Recommendation Report for a New Suicide Prevention Strategy for Hamilton by the YMHM Canada was released and submitted on 5 September 2021 - 5 days before the current strategy turns 11 years out of date.