"I felt numb a lot of times, and I just needed a place to feel pain,"
More than 45 Canadians are hospitalized every day due to self-injury and many of those are 15 to 19 years old, according to a new report.
Canada is the only industrialized country that has no national strategy on suicide and no way to co-ordinate the fragmented suicide prevention services that do exist, said Tim Wall, executive director for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention in Winnipeg.
The horrible: Canadians hurting themselves in such shocking numbers.
The opportunity: Fellow Canadians, rise up and support a private operation that will serve people in need. (Abby and I will be on the hunt for a good charity: directly or indirectly dealing with this issue)
Canada having no 'national strategy' is our opportunity to fill in the gap privately. Lets not go through another cycle of 'crisis = government solution'.
I pray for restored hope through meaningful relationships that speak value and love. I pray we the people can be the answer for others deep pain. Amen.