The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to cause many challenges, but emerging data shows that children and youth may be one of the populations most vulnerable to the negative impacts of social distancing, isolation, increased stress and uncertainty. The Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) supports anyone with a concern relating to suicide, and in the…

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TORONTO – Each year on September 10, organizations and individuals from 52 countries around the world come together to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention on World Suicide Prevention Day, an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). “Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is proud to participate in World Suicide Prevention Day,” said…

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The COVID-19 outbreak may be causing stress and anxiety for many people. During times of such uncertainty and unpredictability, with a myriad of factors such as health concerns, economic stress and altered routines, increased stress is a normal, widespread reaction. There are some techniques and things to be mindful of, when taking care of mental…

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Wednesday, February 18, 2020 – Crisis Services Canada (CSC) announced today that Suicide Action Montréal (SAM) has joined the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) network to provide French-language suicide prevention voice support to those in Canada outside Quebec. SAM began providing service February 17, 2020 as part of a pilot project to create a service…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Crisis Services Canada (CSC) supports Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk Day” as part of Bell’s mental health initiatives. Bell’s Let’s Talk recognizes the crucial role that open, safe communication has in mental wellbeing. It also reinforces the power each individual has to make a positive change amongst their circle of friends,…

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One of the greatest fears in acting to help someone that might be thinking of suicide is knowing what to say or worrying that raising the issue might put ideas in their head. Research shows that talking about suicide doesn’t increase the risk and, in fact, connecting to someone that cares can make all the…

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Approximately 11 people in Canada die by suicide every day. Launched on November 28th, 2018, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) became the first organization to offer a nationally available, regionally delivered service to anyone thinking about or affected by suicide. Support is available 24/7 through a single toll-free number (1-833-456-4566), and via text (45645)…

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