Loading articles...

TTC launches new suicide prevention program

The Toronto Transit Commission launched a new suicide prevention program Thursday in partnership with Distress Centres of Toronto and Bell Canada.   

New specially-equipped payphones and signs will be installed on every subway platform to summon help for people showing signs of distress.    

The $100,000 program is called ‘Crisis Link.’

The TTC wants to install platform edge doors that would prevent people from jumping on the tracks.

But it doesn’t have funding because it would cost at least $5-million per station.

There have been seven suicides so far this year on the TTC, and 26 in 2010.

Latest Traffic & Weather
680 NEWS TRAFFIC @680NEWStraffic 680 News Traffic Twitter verified icon
Updated 39 minutes ago
CLEARED: Crash on NB HWY 11 north of 12 Line.
Latest Traffic
680 NEWS WEATHER @680NEWSweather 
Updated Yesterday at 05:57 PM
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has ended for the City of Hamilton and now we're just watching some additional rain hea…
Latest Weather