Suicides in the Spring

Natural Backgrounds With Flowers — George Hodan

Eight years ago, when I first learned that Québec suicide rates were known to rise in the spring, I was in a state of disbelief. I’d just moved to Montreal, and my very first Canadian winter was coming to an end. I’d endured half a year of being stuck indoors during the work week in order to enjoy half a year of weekends snowboarding — a trade-off I’d be thrilled to be able to make for the remainder of my life, given the choice — but everyone…

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