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World Suicide Prevention Day

Date: September 10, 2015

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – candlelight vigil at 7:30

Location: Millennium Park, Peterborough, Ontario

What we know about Suicide:

  • Almost 4.000 Canadians die by suicide every year.
  • Suicide is the second-most common cause of death among young people 15-24.However, anyone can be at risk of suicide regardless of age, gender, socio-economicstatus, etc.
  • Suicide is a complex issue without a single determinant. Rather, suicide typically results from the interaction of many factors, such as loss, addiction, trauma, depression, serious physical illness, and major life changes.Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 8.04.35 PMCMHA HKPR and our community partners are dedicated to creating a suicide safer community. Over the past year we have trained over 700 individuals in suicide prevention, through safeTALK. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Mental Health First Aide. CMHA HKPR’s Team55 Let’s Tackle Suicide Awareness has been an important partner in this endeavor and is sponsoring this event.

    The event will be in two parts. From 5:00-7:30 community agencies will have information available for those who wish to drop by and gather resources for themselves of someone they are concerned about. Agencies include CMHA HKPR, Telecare, Peterborough Aides Resource Network, The John Howard Society, The Elizabeth Fry Society, Youth Emergency Shelter, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Hospice Peterborough and others. There will be demonstrations on how individuals can develop their own Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) by Kait Kelly of CMHA HKPR; an opportunity to design your own personal journal by Deb Reynolds and a Tai Chi demonstration by George Kerr. Tai Chi will take place at 5:30. The other demonstrations will be ongoing between 5 and 7:30. The candlelight vigil will begin at 7:30, including a lighting of candles, in recognition of lives lost to suicide. The vigil will conclude by 8:00 p.m.

    For more information please contact Kerri Davies, Manager of Development CMHA HKPR – 705-748-6687 ext. 1048


The New Canadian Centre

The NCC is gearing up for another year of involvement in the 2015 Ride for Refuge , held on October 3. Many thanks to those who have already signed up to ride in support of the New Canadians Centre! If you haven’t signed up already, it is not too late! Join an existing team or create a team of your own and complete a 10, 25 or 50km bike ride or a 5km walk to pledge your support. 50% of all proceeds raised will be going to the United Way. For more information, contact Kemi Akapo.Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 3.47.56 PMScreen Shot 2015-08-27 at 4.02.35 PM

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