The ACTT for Life (ACTT) workshop is a suicide awareness and response workshop designed to empower youth with knowledge, skills and tools about mental health and suicide. The aim is to have youth better equipped to manage their own mental health and be effective helpers to friends who may be experiencing mental health struggles or thoughts of suicide.Read the ACTT info sheet to learn more. The information sheet is also available in French. ACTT was launched on World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2020. Check out the press release HERE.
LivingWorks “Start” is a 90-minute, online training program that will teach you how to recognize when someone is having thoughts of suicide and to take meaningful action to keep them safe. Click HERE to be taken to the training program information page.
Suicide Alertness for Everyone (SafeTALK) training is a half-day suicide awareness workshop for helpers aged 15 years and older. Visit our Training page for more information about SafeTALK.
The PEI Helping Tree is a flowchart of helping resources and community supports available on PEI.
The “After a Suicide Attempt…What Next?” brochure offers information for family and friends impacted by a suicide attempt. For further information on this topic, see the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s toolkit for people who have attempted suicide.
CMHA’s new Safety Planning Workshop is designed for caregivers and helpers and offers a half-day exploration into the use of Safety Planning Tools and processes that can be used in collaboration with people with lived experiences of suicide, to help mitigate suicide risk and to support the person to stay safer. For more information, see the workshop Registration flyer, here. (see attached) For more information on Safety Planning, visit the following links;
The Island Helpline is available Toll Free 24/7 at 1-800-218-2885. It is PEI’s helpline and crisis intervention service. Learn more at www.theislandhelpline.com.
If you’re having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about someone else, Talk Suicide Canada is here to listen. Connect to a crisis responder to get help without judgement. Call 1.833.456.4566 toll-free, any time – or text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight ET. You can also connect online with Crisis Services Canada .
Guidelines for Reporting and Speaking about Suicide help to promote both responsible media reporting and safe, hopeful messaging about suicide.