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CKNW’s Simi Sara Show – A successful public forum on suicide awareness & prevention

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In the wake of Amanda Todd’s suicide and as a call to action to build a suicide safer community, The Crisis Centre was featured in a LIVE public forum hosted by CKNW’s Simi Sara Show on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 – the topic was Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

Panel guests included Aman Sharma, Community Education Volunteer for the Crisis Centre, Jude Platzer, founder of The Josh Platzer Society for Teen Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Richard Kramer, Director of Distress Services for the Crisis Centre, Lu Ripley, Director of Community Education for the Crisis Centre, Dammy Albach of Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP) and Coordinator of Suicide Attempt Follow-up Education and Research (S.A.F.E.R.), Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children and Youth for the Province of BC, and Stephanie Cadieux, Minister for Children and Family Development.

The forum took place at the Segal Graduate School of Business and focused on key outcomes to encourage people to get help and raise awareness of suicide prevention and intervention resources in the community. We would like to sincerely thank the CKNW team – and our panelists – for their contribution in making this forum a great success.