What Happens When You Call Since its launch in November 2017, thousands of people across Canada have contacted the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). Reaching out is a critical first step for people thinking about suicide, but sometimes people feel scared and aren’t sure what will happen when they call.  The answers below provide some…

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International Association for Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2018 “Taking a Minute” to Reach out to Someone in Need is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. Taking the time to reach out to someone in need can make all the difference in someone’s life. Whether it’s a friend, colleague or family member, the…

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Reaching out hand for support

CSC Staff – August 2018 Launched on November 28, 2017, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) pilot program has been providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention support via voice, chat and text, to people in need across Canada. Despite no active promotion, the demand for help has far exceeded all expectations and CSPS is urgently…

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May 15, 2018 – CSC Staff The 2018 winner of the Wilfred Laurier University Public Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology is Roberta J. Fox – An Outstanding Leader in Innovation and Public-Sector Transformation for her work in leading the technology solution development for the newly launched Canadian Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) national suicide prevention…

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Tech Expert Builds Multi-Media Suicide Prevention Service Adapted from an article by Nancy Abra,(Nancy.ellen.abra@gmail.com), Originally published in THE DORCHESTER SIGNPOST, January 3, 2018 Suicide affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Each day, approximately 11 people in Canada die by suicide, which totals more than 4,000 people per year. This means that suicide remains one…

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