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    We’re excited for our September promotion of Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Buddy Up campaign. As a Champion, you can help promote men’s suicide prevention in so many ways during the month of September and beyond.

    View a sample schedule for the Campaign Month

    Post on social

    Copy and paste any of the posts below to share on your social media, or come up with your own message of support. Save the images below to share with your social post.

    Men have a suicide rate 3x higher than women, but these suicides can be prevented when we #buddyup and have real conversations. This month, I’m raising awareness about men’s suicide prevention. I challenge [PERSON NAME] to become a Champion for the cause, too! www.buddyup.ca

    I’m a proud supporter of Buddy Up, a suicide prevention campaign encouraging men to have real conversations and support their buddies when they’re struggling. www.buddyup.ca #buddyup

    I’m buddying up for men’s suicide prevention, having real conversations and supporting my buddies when they’re struggling. Step up and offer your support. www.buddyup.ca  #buddyup

    Men have a suicide rate 3x higher than women. Learn what you can do to step up and offer your support to a friend. www.buddyup.ca #buddyup

    Buddy Up is a suicide prevention campaign by men for men, encouraging them to have real conversations with their buddies and to support them if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide. www.buddyup.ca #buddyup

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Men have a suicide rate 3x higher than women, but these suicides can be prevented when we #buddyup and have real conversations. www.buddyup.ca #wspd2020

    Facebook images

    Save any or all of these images and share on Facebook.

    Twitter images

    Save any or all of these images and share on Twitter.

    Instagram images

    Save any or all of these images and share on Instagram.

    Put up posters

    Put up posters in places you hang out, or even in your home or office. Download the posters here, or email Akash at [email protected].to request hard copies.

    Send an email

    Send out an email to people you know that may be interested in learning more. Keep a copy visible in your space to let others know that you can talk to them about men’s suicide prevention, or that you’re a safe person to open up to.

    Click here for a sample email template, or email Akash at [email protected].

    Join a webinar

    Centre for Suicide Prevention will be hosting webinars about Buddy Up in September.

    Host an education session

    Contact Akash at [email protected] to book an education session for your setting, or make men’s suicide prevention and the topic of a meeting or safety meeting in your setting, using the Preventing suicide in men toolkit as a discussion or content guide.

    Donate to Centre for Suicide Prevention

    Centre for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit education centre. For over 35 years, we’ve been equipping Canadians with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide. Consider donating to the Centre for Suicide Prevention to contribute to suicide prevention education.

    Participate in the Buddy Up contest

    Throughout the month of September, keep track of everything you’re doing to raise awareness for men’s suicide prevention and submit your tally to Akash Asif at [email protected]. Learn more about how to participate in the contest.

    Join us in the Run for Life

    Each year, Centre for Suicide Prevention hosts the Run for Life – this year’s event will be virtual. Participate any time between Friday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 27 to raise awareness for suicide prevention and remember those we’ve lost to suicide. Register now!

    Sample schedule

    September 1

    • Post Buddy Up campaign post

    I’m a proud supporter of Buddy Up, a suicide prevention campaign encouraging men to have real conversations and support their buddies when they’re struggling. www.buddyup.ca #buddyup

    September 10

    • Post World Suicide Prevention Day-themed post

    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Men have a suicide rate 3x higher than women, but these suicides can be prevented when we #buddyup and have real conversations. check in with your buddies. Ask them how they’re really doing and step up to offer your support. www.buddyup.ca #buddyup #wspd2020

    • Attend a Buddy Up webinar on September 10 from 12-1 pm MT. Register now!

    September 17

    • In case you missed it on September 10, attend a Buddy Up webinar on September 17 from 12-1 pm MT. Register now!

    September 25-27

    • Participate virtually in the Run for Life by running or walking to raise awareness for suicide prevention and remember those lost to suicide. Register now!

    September 30

    All month long

    • Display and distribute print and digital information about men and suicide
    • Connect with your buddies, have real conversations and ask them how they’re really doing
    • Participate in the Buddy Up contest