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Metra to install suicide prevention signs

Rail| July 19, 2017

The signs will be developed and finalized as part of a Mental Health Awareness Symposium to be hosted by Metra in September to coincide with National Suicide Awareness Month.

TTC warns suicide attempts on subway driving employee absenteeism

Security and Safety | November 1, 2016

Toronto's auditor general found the TTC's paid sick leave costs increased to $33.9 million in 2015, an increase of some $1.2 million from the previous year.

Management & Operations| January 15, 2016

MBTA, Samaritans launch suicide prevention campaign

Digital signage will run messages daily offering a help line call and text number, while announcements will be made at key transit stations and will expand to cars and bus stations.

Rail| January 13, 2016

Suicides decrease on Toronto subway platforms in 2015

Although the transit system has had suicide prevention programs in place since 2011, a TTC spokesperson doesn't attribute the lower number of suicides and attempted suicides in 2015 solely to those initiatives.

Security and Safety | April 16, 2015

BART launches crisis intervention campaign

Agency teams with the Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Alliance to address the recent increase in suicides and suicide attempts on the agency’s property. The centerpiece of the campaign launch is station signage directing troubled patrons to call the toll-free National Suicide Lifeline, with the phrase “Suicide is not the route” included over the number. 

Rail| September 24, 2013

L.A. Metro appeals to public after rash of rail suicides

Three of the four deaths on the Metro Blue Line in 2013 have been suicides. Last year at this time there were eight deaths on the line including four suicides.
Management & Operations| August 19, 2013

Toronto Transit Continues Award-Winning Suicide Prevention Program

The Crisis Link advertisement campaign in subway cars and on platforms aims to remove the stigma around mental health issues and encourages people contemplating suicide to reach out for help without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.

Rail| June 27, 2013

TTC renews, extends suicide prevention program

Will continue Crisis Link through July 31, 2018. The program has handled an average of 2.75 incidents per month of people contemplating suicide on the transit system. No person has ever attempted suicide on the TTC immediately after speaking with a Crisis Link counselor.
Rail| July 18, 2012

TTC rail suicide hotline making a difference

During the first year of the agency’s suicide prevention program, the number of suicide-related incidents on Toronto’s subway system fell to 13, half the number that occurred in 2010.
Bus| September 13, 2011

TTC awarded for suicide prevention programs

The Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention presented the agency with the Arnold Devlin Community Service Award in recognition of its suicide prevention programs: Crisis Link, Gatekeeper, and Acute Psychological Trauma.
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