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
Light a candle to remember a loved one lost to suicide
Mysterious Barricades Concert
University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre
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!
Suicide prevention workshops, FREE of charge!
CSP Learning Centre, Kahanoff Centre
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.