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The 2019 federal budget included initial funding of $25 million over five years to establish a pan-Canadian suicide prevention service. The bilingual service would provide Canadians with access to a service 24-7 by phone, text or chat. In the budget documents, the federal government noted that thoughts of suicide and suicide-related behaviour are disproportionately prevalent among LGBTQ2+ communities, particularly youth, in comparison to their non-LGBTQ2+ peers.
To your knowledge, to what extent are telephone or online intervention methods effective in preventing suicide attempts?