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TTC rail suicide hotline making a difference

Posted on July 18, 2012

TORONTO — During the first year of Crisis Link, a suicide prevention program that includes help phones on all Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway platforms, crisis counselors slowed or stopped trains 17 times, The Star reported. The number of suicide-related incidents on Toronto’s subway system fell last year to 13, half the number that occurred in 2010, a TTC spokesperson told The Star.

More than 140 pay phones were equipped with a button that, if pushed, connects callers to a crisis counselor at Distress Centres of Toronto. Posters placed throughout the stations read: “Thinking of Suicide? There is help. Let’s talk,” and directs people to the phones. For the full story, click here.

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