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Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
World Suicide Prevention Day
800,000 people die worldwide by suicide annually, including 3,500-4,000 in Canada. Many more are left behind struggling to make sense of this tragedy.
As a recognized leader in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, Distress Centres acknowledges and partners with events designed to bring attention to a public health crisis and to the impact on those left behind.
On Saturday, September 10th, Distress Centres is joining with others around the world who are working towards the common goal of preventing suicide. This year’s theme is ‘Connect, Communication, Care’.
World Suicide Prevention Day Events:
Mysterious Barricades is a Canada wide free series of concerts that will be live streamed in 13 venues across the country in order to raise awareness of the barricades between mental illness and health and to encourage public discourse about the prevalence of suicide and measures for suicide prevention.
Toronto’s Concert will take place at Walter Hall at the University of Toronto from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th.
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.mysteriousbarricades.org/
Public Health Information
Partnership event between Distress Centres, Toronto Public Health, and CMHA.
September 9th is declared Suicide Prevention Day in Toronto in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.
We will be launching an awareness campaign targeting suicide risk in working age males.
City of Toronto Sign
The City of Toronto Sign, located in Nathan Phillips Square is to be lit in agency colours to bring awareness to suicide prevention issues on September 10th.
Outreach Wellness Events at Chrysler for Suicide Prevention
Distress Centres is partnering with GTA Chrysler at their Mississauga, Etobicoke and Brampton locations as part of their workplace awareness campaign from September 13 & 14th.
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