Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

As part of the day, the Canadian Mental Health Association is hosting a presentation and panel discussion tonight at the Hope Learning Centre from 6:30 to 7:30.

The night will feature a panel of two people with lived experience followed by a question and answer period.

The goal of the night is for people to learn more about suicide factors and how to better prevent suicide.

Suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in Canada with some of the highest numbers coming from Indigenous communities and LGBTQ2 youth.

Globally, someone commits suicide every 40 seconds.