How Niagara will mark World Suicide Prevention Day Tuesday

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Tomorrow marks World Suicide Prevention Day.

Each day in Canada, 10 people end their life and 250 make a suicide attempt.

In St.Catharines, officials have been working to deter suicides on a downtown bridge, by committing 4 million dollars for barriers, following a rash of deaths.

To mark the day four landmarks in Niagara will be illuminated yellow, the suicide prevention awareness colour Tuesday evening including Niagara Falls, The Peace Bridge, Welland Canal Bridge 13 and Buffalo City Hall.

Distress Centre Niagara will host their 14th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk at Market Square in downtown St. Catharines with the walk and memorial starting at 7:30pm Tuesday.

Suicide is among the leading causes of death in 15 – 24 year old Canadians, second only to accidents; 4,000 people will die prematurely each year by suicide.