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Communities Addressing Suicide Together Program

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The Communities Addressing Suicide Together program (C.A.S.T.) is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division that aims to build and strengthen community capacity to address suicide through education, training, awareness and resource sharing

This work is informed by the Nova Scotia Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Framework’s strategic objectives.

It is also informed by the World Health Organization’s Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative report which reinforces the value of a public health approach to suicide prevention and aligns with the First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework .

With support from the Department of Health and Wellness, our work each year focuses on building hope and resilience, promoting mental health and well-being, and improving access to resources and information.

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Preventing Suicide in Men

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Preventing Suicide in Older Adults

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Preventing Suicide in the Newcomer Community

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Preventing Suicide in the 2BSLGTQIA Community

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Preventing Suicide in Women

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Preventing Youth Suicide

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