CMHA joins the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) in inviting all individuals and communities to find a way to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10th. It can be as simple as sending a message to those who are in despair, those who are grieving, and those who are supporting someone who is struggling with life’s challenges. By spreading the word that hope, help and healing are possible, we can work together to prevent suicide.
CASP estimates that each day in Canada, 10 people end their life and 200 make a suicide attempt. Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social, and ethnic boundaries.
CMHA Elgin offers mobile and walk-in support to people who are feeling overwhelmed, unable to cope, or who are experiencing a crisis. Learn more about Crisis Outreach here.
If you or someone you know needs immediate mental health or addictions support, please call Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023 or text 519-433-2023 or use the webchat online.
Talking about suicide can provide relief and being a listener is the best intervention anyone can give. Here are a few ways you can help:
For more information or to learn more about the suicide prevention or positive mental health, visit CASP or contact CMHA Elgin at 519-633-1781 or .