Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Mental Health

Youth Suicidal Ideation

According to the 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS), 13.5% (10.8%, 16.8%) of Simcoe Muskoka students (Grades 7-12) reported that they seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, which was similar to the provincial average of 12% (10.9%, 14.1%). Female students, high school students and those with lower perceived socioeconomic status (SES) reported suicidal ideation significantly more than did male students, grade seven and eight students, and those with higher perceived SES.

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See the Intentional Self-Harm HealthSTATS section for more information.