September 10-17, 2017 is our World Suicide Prevention Week!

World Suicide Prevention Day is meant to remember those who have died by suicide, and to help increase awareness about this devastating issue.

Our theme this year is Connection, which is vital to suicide prevention. Strengthening connection within ourselves, connection to others, and connection throughout our communities promotes resilience and hope.

Here’s what we have going on for the week of September 10:

Sunday, September 10

8 pm
Light a candle to remember a loved one lost to suicide

8-9 pm
Mysterious Barricades Concert
University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Mara Grunau, Executive Director, will be speaking at this concert which is one part of a continuous stream of concerts across Canada to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day. Unable to make it? Concerts are happening all across the country, and you can watch the livestream starting from 3 am MDT!

Monday, September 11

New publication release!

September 12-14

Suicide prevention workshops, FREE of charge!
CSP Learning Centre, Kahanoff Centre
Calgary, Alberta

safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone
This 3.5 hour workshop alerts someone to warning signs indicating risk of suicide.
Register now

Straight Talk: Preventing suicide in youth
This half-day workshop is for people working with youth ages 12 to 18.
Register now

Tattered Teddies: Preventing suicide in children
This half-day workshop is for people working with children up to 12 years old. It examines warning signs in children and intervention strategies.
Register now

Suicide to Hope: Recovery and growth 
Suicide to Hope is a one-day workshop designed for professional caregivers working with those recently at risk of and currently safe from suicide.
Register now

Thank you to our sponsors Arete HR, Westland Insurance, Zone 3 Business Solutions, Alberta Health Services, and LivingWorks Education Inc. for making these workshops available for free.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

11 am – 1 pm
Cookies from Sweet Relief bakery and Fratello coffee in the lobby of the Kahanoff Centre
Calgary, Alberta