Mr. Speaker, this week is Quebec's 25th suicide prevention week. This year's theme is “You're important to us. Suicide is not an option.”
This issue is particularly close to my heart as a father and parliamentarian, since it can affect people of all ages, including our young people.
Many factors may cause a person in distress to think that there are no solutions to their problems.
I encourage all my constituents and all Quebeckers to join the movement and tell their loved ones, “You're important to us. Suicide is not an option.”
It is important that people talk about their problems and not keep them to themselves. That is why members of the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide have been listening since 1986. Bravo and thank you to all the people working in our regions.
If you are in Quebec and are worried about a loved one, do not hesitate. Ask for help by calling 1-866-277-3553.