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September 10, 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day

16 Cities 21 Hours

Free Event

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According to the World Health Organization, someone around the globe is killed by suicide every 40 seconds, and more than double the number of people die by suicide than as a direct result of armed conflict. As reported by Statistics Canada, over 4000 Canadians die by suicide each year, over 3000 of them male. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of people between the ages 15 through 34; only accidents claim more of their lives. For people age 35 through 44, only cancer and accidents result in more deaths than suicide. An increase of heart disease in people between the ages of 45 and 54 results in suicide being their fourth leading cause of death. Although the percentage of deaths by suicide decreases with age because of an increase in disease, the number of deaths by suicide in Canada increases until age 55.



To bring the gift of music to Canada on World Suicide Prevention Day, to raise awareness surrounding the mysterious barricades between mental illness and health, between the darkness of depression and a flicker of hope, between life and death. To encourage public discourse about the prevalence of suicide and measures for suicide prevention. To encourage the formation of community by those impacted by suicide, and to raise funds for education and support for those at risk and those impacted by suicide.

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Our Name

Les Barricades Mystérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades) was composed in 1717 for the harpsichord by
François Couperin. It is the fifth piece in his “Ordre 6ème de clavecin” in B-flat major from his
second book of collected harpsichord pieces (Pièces de Clavecin). It is emblematic of the style
brisé characteristic of French Baroque keyboard music.

With this concert project we hope to raise the level of discussion and awareness surrounding the
mysterious barricades between mental illness and health, between the darkness of depression and the light of hope, between life and death.

Listen to Les Barricades Mystérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades), composed in 1717 by François Couperin and played on the harpsichord by Charlotte Rekken.



Sunrise on the Atlantic Coast on Sept 10, 2017: 6:32 AM (Local time) 5:02 AM (EDT)
Sunset on the Pacific Coast on Sept 10, 2017: 7:35 PM (Local time) 10:35 PM (EDT)
All concerts will be free to attend


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… to after sunset on the Pacific