World Suicide Prevention Day / WSPD
We provide resources and materials to help spread the word about suicide prevention, life promotion, and working together to prevent suicide.
It is estimated that each day in Canada, 10 people end their life and 250 make a suicide attempt. Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social, and ethnic boundaries. The pain that leads individuals to take their lives is unimaginable, and their deaths leave countless family and friends bereaved and their communities impacted.
On September 10th, CASP invites us to reach out and connect with WSPD in at least one way. Your efforts will shine a light on this important issue, sending a message to those who are despairing, those who are grieving, and those who are supporting someone who is struggling. Working together, a Canada without suicide is possible.
International Association for Suicide Prevention
Small actions >
□ Light a candle near a window at 8pm on WSPD -
□ Wear a ribbon - Join others throughout the world in wearing an orange and yellow ribbon in sign of support for suicide prevention. The colours symbolize a candle's flame – Hope and light in the darkness.
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