The week of Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) has been busier than ever before for CSP this year! Here’s a round-up of our activities throughout the week: 

Sept. 8-9 – Free Workshops
Free Workshops hosted: Tattered Teddies – Preventing Suicide in Children, Straight Talk – Youth Suicide Prevention, and safeTALK – suicide alertness for everyone. We were able to host these workshops for free thanks to our sponsors: Zone 3 Business Solutions, Kahanoff Conference Centre, and Westland Insurance Inc. 89 people attended our workshops. 


Photo: CSP`s Mona ready to register our workshop participants

Sept. 9 – Launch of our healthy living contest
This WSPD we challenged you to be mentally healthy!

Taking care of ourselves and building personal resiliency are key to suicide prevention, and everyday activities can contribute to positive mental health.


Check out the hashtag #Passport4L on Twitter to view challenge submissions

Thank you to The Beltliner for donating coffee for the launch!

Sept. 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day Breakfast
CSP continued our annual tradition of hosting a World Suicide Prevention Day Breakfast at Taste Restaurant in Calgary. We had a great speaker who talked about the importance of suicide prevention education, as well as many influential and concerned attendees with whom we had great conversations around the importance of suicide prevention.


Photo: Taste Restaurant was filled with breakfast attendees on the morning of Sept. 10

Sept. 10 – New Resource Release
This WSPD we released a new resource that meshes nicely with our #Passport theme: iE19 – Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention. 


Click here to check out this great resource

Sept. 10 – Suicide Awareness Campaign Launch
On WSPD, Sept. 10, we were down on the 1st ST SW LRT Platform in Calgary with the Distress Centre and LivingWorks to promote Calgary Transit’s suicide awareness campaign. 


Photo: Suicide awareness campaign ad on 1st ST SW LRT Platform


Photo: CSP’s Executive Director Mara Grunau and Librarian & Writer Robert Olson giving interviews about the campaign

NewsTalk 770 Radio Interview link (interview starts at 16 min 50 sec)
CBC Calgary News Article link

Sept. 10 – Analog Pop-Up Coffee
Also on WSPD, we were at Analog coffee shop on 17th Ave SW giving out free coffee coupons, generously donated by Analog. The Distress Centre joined us as well and besides giving out free coffee we also gave out free suicide prevention information! 


Photo: CSP’s Crystal Walker, Vanessa De Sousa from the Distress Centre, and Tammy Bogdane, CSP. 

Sept. 10 – Twitter Campaign



twitter campaign started on the week leading up to World Suicide Prevention Day, and will continue until Sept. 21, when the challenge is over. 

Click here for some tweets specifically from World Suicide Prevention Day from our feed, @cspyyc.