World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is recognized annually on September 10th. The day serves as a reminder and a call to action for individuals and groups to collaborate to find ways to support those impacted by suicide and suicidal behaviours. Check out these links for more information.
- International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) WSPD2021 – IASP
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention / Association canadienne pour la prévention du suicide – World Suicide Prevention Day
Ways to Show your Support
CMHA encourages Islanders to find a way to recognize WSPD on September 10th. It could be participating in a WSPD event, connecting with someone who is struggling to cope with suicide loss, or displaying a tea-light or candle in a window at 8:00 pm as a symbol of the collective light and hope we have for suicide-safer communities in PEI and around the world.
In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, CMHA PEI Invites you to participate in our live Zoom Event:
Topic: Supporting Children and Youth to Grieve After Suicide Loss: A Resource Kit: Join CMHA PEI’s Suicide Prevention & Life Promotion Manager Pat Doyle, along with one of our Suicide Prevention and Life Promotion Committee Members Jocelyne Ludgate, as they provide an overview of the kit and other support options available to those impacted by suicide loss.
Where: Zoom Meeting
When: September 10, 2021, at 12 PM AST
Duration: 1 hour
How: Pre-register for the event through this fillable PDF form. Once registered, a Zoom invite, with a link and a password, will be sent to you through email prior to the day of the event (due to the topics discussed during this event, it is encouraged that only those 18 years plus participate).
Light a candle near a window at 8 pm on WSPD. Through the world, candles will shine as a beacon of hope. This is a simple action in remembrance of those who have died from suicide, and in honour of those who survive after being impacted by suicide.