News Tagged With: suicide-prevention
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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.


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.


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.


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.


June 16, 2011

Toronto Transit installs anti-suicide crisis lines in subway

The program "Crisis Link" features a series of signs and specially equipped payphones that will connect callers with a trained counselor.


March 26, 2010

Toronto considers barriers to prevent suicides

The TTC reported 18 suicide attempts, 77 unauthorized entry into tracks and 14 accidental falls this year on its system.


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