Last week was a busy one here at CSP! Thank you to our event sponsors, to the media who wrote news stories highlighting the issue, and to everyone who raised awareness for suicide and its prevention in any way last week.
Here’s a roundup of all our World Suicide Prevention Day activities, which took place throughout the week.
2 publications released
- Editorial: A caring conversation: What suicide prevention can look like
Article: You can help someone who is thinking about suicide
73 participants attended 3 free workshops
4 events attended
Pictured, from left: Kahanoff Centre event with Hilda de Boer, Mona Meng, and Miriam Groot; Sweet Relief Cookies at Kahanoff Centre event; Mysterious Barricades event with Mona Meng and Crystal Walker; Lethbridge Family Services event with Robert Olson, CSP and John Thompson, LFS; Bow Valley College event with CSP Trainers Christie Mellan and Liz O’Shea.
Every year we host an event to raise awareness of suicide and World Suicide Prevention Day at the Kahanoff Centre, where our offices are located.
We attended the pre-taping of the Mysterious Barricades Calgary concert, which is part of a coast-to-coast, dawn-til-dusk concert series for suicide awareness that aired on Saturday, September 15.
Lethbridge Family Services
Bow Valley College
10 media interviews
- World Suicide Prevention Day prompts conversation about death, mental health and stigmas – Global Edmonton
- September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day –
- Discuter et écouter pour briser l’isolement et prévenir le suicide
– Radio Canada
- World Suicide Prevention Day –
- Letter: World Suicide Prevention Day –
- United for suicide prevention –
- UCalgary hosts suicide awareness concert Mysterious Barricades on Sept. 7 –
- Press release
145 retweets and 4,032 people reached on Facebook
Honouring lives lost to suicide for World Suicide Prevention Day
We took part in the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s initiative to remembered those lives lost to suicide, and showing support for those left behind, by lighting a candle by a window at 8 pm on September 10.