Join the global community in observing World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10, 2015.
According to the recently released World Health Organization (WHO) report: Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative, over 800,000 people die by suicide across the world each year. We may not be able to pinpoint the exact figure, but we do know that each individual suicide is a tragic loss of life. It is hard to imagine the extreme psychological pain that leads someone to decide that suicide is the only course of action.
How can you participate in World Suicide Prevention Day?
- Purchase tickets in the Crisis Centre’s Fall Raffle! Tickets are only $10 with the grand prize of a return flight for 2 to anywhere WestJet flies. Valued up to $2900 and only 2000 tickets are available. Tickets available September 1 to October 30.
- Attend our safeTALK workshop by donation on Monday September 28. More information and registration form.
- “BC Place Lights Up Yellow”: In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, BC Place will be lit up yellow on September 10th from 9pm to 11pm – share your pictures on social media and help spread the news.
- The Mask You Live In Complimentary Screening: The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. A panel discussion will take place following the screening. Tuesday September 29, 3:30pm, UBC Norm Theatre. Confirm your attendance.
- The 2016 Steve Cowan Scholarship for Leadership in Action and the Rick Blight Leadership in Action Scholarship for Athletes are now posted, in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day! For students enrolled in Grade 12 at a Lower Mainland/Sea-to-Sky Corridor high school, please apply at: http://crisiscentre.bc.ca/scholarship/
- If you, or someone you know, is struggling with thoughts of suicide, remember that help is available. You can reach out to the Crisis Centre’s phone and web support – Distress Services.
- Join the suicide prevention conversation on social media using #WSPD2015