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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.

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.

Wear a ribbon. Join others throughout the world in wearing an orange and yellow ribbon as a sign of support for suicide prevention. The colours symbolize a candle’s flame – hope and light in the darkness. If you are planning on organizing your own event, or you would like to source a large number of ribbons, the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention as them available for sale at the following LINK.