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Still With Us: International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day – Media Release

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Fall and winter months bring many holidays: times for gathering, celebrating, and being with loved ones. This time of year can be especially challenging and isolating for those who have experienced a suicide loss. International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on November 19th is an annual event in which survivors of suicide loss come together […]

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Response to Provincial Suicide Intervention Funding Announcement

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Media Release September 22, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Today, Sheila Malcolmson, BC’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced an investment of $2 million to support an initiative that will create province-wide standards and training to improve care in the health-care system for people who may be suicidal. Crisis lines in BC have been leaders […]

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Response to the 9-8-8 dialing code for mental health crisis and suicide prevention services

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Media Release August 31, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Local, provincial and national suicide prevention and crisis intervention phone lines are essential. In British Columbia, the BC Crisis Line Network answers 1800SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) and 310Mental Health Support (310-6789) and supports the federal decision to implement the national 9-8-8 hotline. 9-8-8 is the front door to local […]

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