If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, there is help and there is hope. Call or text 9-8-8 toll free, any time — lines are open 24/7/365. To learn more about 9-8-8 visit their website.

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Community Suicide Awareness Workshop recording is now available

It can be daunting to ask someone if they’re experiencing suicidal thoughts. Knowing how to approach the conversation can help.

This free workshop was held in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

If you were hoping to attend the workshop on September 6 and were unable to make it. We’ve got you covered! The recording is now available HERE.

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

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

If you need support or just need to talk — please reach out. Help is available.


Crisis Lines:

Non-Crisis Lines: Talking can provide relief and prevent someone from reaching the crisis point. The ability to connect and receive support at a difficult moment is critical. 2-1-1 offers this support through their Helplines. To connect to the Women’s, Men’s or All Genders Helpline, call 211 and request to speak with the line that feels most appropriate. Calls are 30 mins and not intended for crisis, but as a supportive, safe space to talk a problem through.

Additional Resources:

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Communities Addressing Suicide Together [CAST]

The CAST program has an extensive resource hub where you can find information on suicide loss, suicide attempts, prevention, intervention, post-vention, safe messaging, risk factors, warning signs and more. Visit the CAST Resource Hub HERE

CMHA NS also offers suicide prevention training programs, including ASIST and SafeTALK.

Discover more CMHA NS workshops and events HERE

Make hope happen: Make your donation and help us provide more workshops just like this!

Now more than ever, our educational workshops like Community Suicide Awareness play a critical role in supporting Nova Scotians’ mental health.

When you make a financial contribution to the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division, you are helping us provide free access to a network of programs, support services and resources in communities across the province so that no individual or family is alone on their mental health journey.

Make your gift today HERE and help more Nova Scotians be well and stay well.

There are other ways to help.

Give the gift of feedback. Watch the workshop and take our SURVEY and help us continue to grow and improve the workshops we offer. All responses are confidential.

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