Take a Minute, Change a Life.

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

It is estimated that each day in Canada, 11 people end their life and 210 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. Their deaths leave countless family and friends bereaved and their communities impacted.

On September 10th, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) invites all the Canadian communities to find at least one way of connecting to WSPD. 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. WSPD is an opportunity to spread the message that help, hope, and healing are possible.

A minute doesn’t sound like that much time, but consider the fact that there are 1440 minutes in a day. Small moments add up to make a big difference. WSPD is an opportunity to come together to raise awareness about suicide and encourage everyone to do their part. All of us can take a minute to change a life. Together, these moments can make a world of difference.

Take a Minute

Take a minute and wear a suicide awareness ribbon. The beautiful orange and yellow ribbon represents a flame, a light in the darkness. It is a symbol of hope and possibility. Wear a ribbon to show your support for suicide awareness and prevention. Download the 2017 WSPD Ribbons Order Form >

Take a minute and tell us your ideas about what you can do in a minute (or a few minutes!) to help change a life. We want to have 1440 life-changing minute ideas – representing the number of minutes in a day.

Take a minute to speak up. Visit the CASP Facebook page and join us on Twitter @CASP_CA and Instagram to spread the message of WSPD through social media.

Take a minute to light a candle. By lighting a candle and placing it near a window at 8:00 p.m. on September 10th, the candle will be a beacon of caring and compassion, which illuminates the need for suicide awareness and prevention. The candle also recognizes those who have been impacted by suicide or bereaved by suicide.

Take a minute to talk to someone may be struggling. If you are concerned about someone, reach out and ask them if they want to talk. A caring, compassionate person at a difficult time can help turn things around.

 

Remember that small acts can truly be life changing. Take a minute to make a difference.

Get Involved!

World Suicide Prevention Ribbon Campaign

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is pleased to again this year endorse and support the World Suicide Prevention Ribbon Campaign of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

Due to financial constraints, however, we are not currently able to provide the ribbons free of charge.  We are though glad to organize the acquisition and shipment of the ribbons for Canada on an individual order basis.   We are only charging the direct costs of the ribbons plus shipping.

If you are interested in buying a quantity of ribbons for your organization, please fill out the form below and email it to [email protected] as soon as possible.

In addition to supporting the Ribbon Campaign,. we will also be happy to collect photos and other mementos of events occurring across the country in solidarity with and support of Canada’s efforts to create awareness of and prevent suicide.

Thank you for your continued  involvement to our cause.

Download the 2017 WSPD Ribbons Order Form

2017 WSPD Ribbons Order Form

Let Canada know about your WSPD 2017 Event

In addition to supporting the Ribbon Campaign, we are also be happy to promote your event on our Event Wall page WSPD/JMPS .

We will also collect photos and other mementos of events occurring across the country in solidarity with and support of Canada’s efforts to create awareness of and prevent suicide.Send us the your photos & other momentos to [email protected] and we’ll make a montage at after the day as a nice reminder of the Canadian commitment to Suicide Prevention!

Thank you for your continued involvement to our cause.

World Suicide Prevention Social Media Campaign

Help us reach 1440 life-changing ideas. Download the posters and social media collateral below to get involved on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“With just a minute, I can…” Posters

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Social Media Postcards and Profile Images

Click the images below to download the social media profiles and postcards.