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 behaviors. Check out these links for more information.
- International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) https://www.iasp.info
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) https://suicideprevention.ca
To recognize WSPD 2019 on PEI, a community event was co-hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division and Lennon Recovery House on September 10th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Gardens of Hope at Lennon Recovery House, North Rustico, PEI.
The evening included music, fellowship, hope and healing and was open to all members of the public.
Pictured from left to right are Dr. Ed Hansen (Suicide Prevention Management Committee Chair), Pat Doyle (CMHA Suicide Prevention Coordinator), Dianne Young (Lennon Recovery House), Julie Pelisier Lush (Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI) and Senator Brian Francis.
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