In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division brought three mental health advocates together (virtually) to explore and demystify suicide and their unique journeys to recovery and wellness.
The three panelists — ranging from a 60-year-old lawyer to a 23-year-old social work grad and writer — shared stories that highlighted the power of hope and its role in the healing process that leads to recovery.
Panelists included, Keith Anderson, Haley Tiffany and Ryan Gould. All of whom have shared their personal stories in Life Worth Living: a Mental Health Anthology. Five dollars from the sale of each copy will be donated to CMHA NS Division.
To view a recording of the panel visit: https://youtu.be/J9ABFx891PE
** Please Note: This session may contain material that is sensitive in nature and could be upsetting for some viewers. Support was provided during the live session. If you need help, please know, you are not alone. Help is available. **
Wellness Together Canada (Free, live counseling via phone or text, Website )
Phone: 1-866-585-0445 (Adults) |1-888-668-6810 (Youth) | Text: WELLNESS to 741741 (Adults) or 686868 (Youth) | Frontline Workers text: FRONTLINE to 741741
Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line (nshealth.ca) Toll free: 1-888-429-8167 available 24/7
Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 (toll free) | Text: 45645 – available 24/7/365 days a year EST (standard text messaging rates apply)
Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions (nshealth.ca) Intake service: 1-855-922-1122
More Resources: https://novascotia.cmha.ca/mental-health/find-help/
To learn more about Suicide Prevention and the resources available in Canada and in Nova Scotia visit: https://novascotia.cmha.ca/cast_resource_hub/