More than 5,800 youth suicides across Canada signals mental health ‘crisis’

More than 5,800 Canadian children and youth have died by suicide during the past 13 years across Canada — some as young as 8 years old, according to data compiled by a Toronto Star/Ryerson School of Journalism investigation from coroners’ offices in all provinces and territories except Nunavut.

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By: Robert Cribb, Investigative Reporter; Noella Ovid,