Alberta sees spike in suicide rates

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By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/22/2016

Facing a rocky economy and sweeping job cuts, Alberta has another serious problem on its hands: A marked spike in its suicide rate.

The province has seen a 30 per cent increase in suicide rates over the first half of 2015, according to the chief medical examiner’s office, leading to speculation that mass layoffs and financial uncertainty may be part of the cause.