One in five Canadian teenagers have contemplated suicide.
That figure from a new survey released this week from the Kids Help Phone.
Coincidentally, Alberta Health Services is reaching out to parents, teachers and students in Fort McMurray next week with a Twitter chat about self-care and mental health.
Dr. Sandra Corbett, AHS North Zone Clinical Program Head, Addiction & Mental Health, will answer questions related to back-to-school mental health.
Residents can join the conversation or follow along at AHS_NorthZone on Twitter or by using the hashtag #healthymm on Tuesday, September 13th, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., the forum will be for general questions only.
AHS_NorthZone is where Twitter users can find general information, services and programs related to Northern Alberta.
People looking for personal medical advice should contact their local health care provider or call the Health Link at 811 to speak to a registered nurse, 24/7.