Minister’s Message Suicide is a tragedy that affects everyone. On average, more than ten people die by suicide every day in Canada, and for every death by suicide, there are many more suicide attempts. The impact on family, friends, colleagues and communities is profound. As Minister of Health and as a physician, I know how […]Continue readingWorking Together to Prevent Suicide in Canada: the 2016 Progress Report on the Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention
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The Stay Connected Mental Health Project is a visionary initiative made possible by a generous donation by Fred and Elizabeth Fountain, in memory of their son Alex. We are shifting the culture of how youth and their families transition from paediatric to adult-based mental health services, and supporting collaborative pathways between universities and mental health […]Continue readingHRM University Supports
The First Nations and Inuit Hope For Wellness Helpline provides culturally competent support 24/7. For more information, click here. Continue readingFirst Nations and Inuit Hope For Wellness Helpline
Government has introduced legislation today (November 2nd) to help make the province more accessible and reduce barriers for persons with disabilities. An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia is a framework for government to work with communities, businesses and non-profit organizations to create accessibility standards. Government will implement the Accessibility Act and develop the standards […]Continue readingNova Scotia Introduces Accessibility Act
Kicking off a National suicide awareness and fundraising campaign is a Cross-Canada concert for suicide prevention, awareness and hope! The healing power of music will draw Canadians together in a remarkable event to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. From sunrise to sunset, a series of concerts will take place in 13 cities from coast to coast, […]Continue readingWorld Suicide Prevention Day Mysterious Barricades Halifax Concert
The CMHA NS CAST Program would like to cast a suicide prevention net over Nova Scotia with the CAN campaign, covering the time between World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th, 2016), Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3rd – 9th, 2016), World Mental Health Day (October 10th, 2016) & Internal National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day […]Continue readingCMHA NS CAST Program presents the Cast A Net (CAN) Campaign!