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CMHA NS offering free workshop in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day

It can be daunting to ask someone if they’re experiencing suicidal thoughts. Knowing how to approach the conversation can help. Join us on September 6 for Community Suicide Awareness.

This free workshop is being held in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, and will address some common myths around suicide, explore who may be at risk and possible warning signs to watch for, how to support someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and introduce opportunities for further education and training.

** This session is not a clinical training, but rather an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and to provide participants with tools and resources.**

We will leave time for a brief Q and A at the end.


CONTENT WARNING: This session may contain material that is sensitive in nature and could be upsetting for some viewers.

** Thinking about suicide or worried about a loved one? Talk Suicide Canada has trained helpers available 24/7/365 to help you. Phone: 1-833-456-4566. Text (4 pm – 12 midnight EST): 45645. Chat, information, and tools Get Help | Talk Suicide Canada **

Could you benefit from talking to someone but do not feel you are in crisis? Call 211 and ask for the Men’s, Women’s or All Genders Helplines.

Suicide Prevention Resources

ASIST training sessions

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training [ASIST] is a 2-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help individuals recognize the risk of suicide, and learn how to intervene to prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts from becoming suicidal behaviours. Learn more and register.


SafeTALK is a four-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice. You’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support. Learn more.

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