A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found mental health awareness campaigns have not decreased the rate of suicide in Ontario.

The study, led by Dr. Mark Sinyor of the Sunnybrook Research Institute and published on Feb. 10, looked at suicides in Ontario during the week of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign in 2016 and compared it to all suicides in the province between 2011 and 2016.

This gave them a method of testing associations between suicides and Bell Let’s Talk Day.

The study found “no associated change in suicide counts,” meaning no decrease in the number of deaths by suicide during the annual mental health awareness campaign.

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