Share Your Message & Promote Suicide Prevention Across Canada
This “wall” is intended to start a conversation and raise awareness about suicide prevention. The opinions and views expressed here are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Each year, 3,900 Canadians end their lives by suicide. For each suicide attempt or death by suicide, up to ten individuals are profoundly impacted.
While starting a conversation about suicide can feel intimidating, it is often the first step towards reducing the risk of suicide. Recognizing this, the Mental Health Commission of Canada has created a virtual online space, or “wall,” for individuals affected by suicide. We encourage you to click on the “Add Your Message” button and share your personal message of hope.
You can also continue the conversation offline and help raise awareness about suicide prevention by:
- Organizing a community event on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10, 2016) or Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (November 19, 2016).
- Using #raisehope to support survivors of suicide loss.
- Downloading the Survivors of Suicide Loss Toolkit and sharing it with your family, friends and colleagues.
- Downloading the #308Conversations Toolkit, a suicide prevention community mobilization toolkit.
- Viewing the suicide prevention webinars archived on our website.
- Promoting a link (via your organization’s website, social media, etc.) for crisis centres across Canada.
Need more help?
- Call a Crisis Centre if you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide. If you are not sure, remember that you can always dial 9-1-1 if you don’t know who to call.
- Contact a local community organization such as the Canadian Mental Health Association to learn about resources available in your area.