World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10th of each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, CMHA Kootenays could not host the event with more than 50 persons in attendance so we decided to host a live event on our CMHA Kootenays Facebook page.
We extend our appreciation to our guest speakers, Tom Shypitka, Kootenay East MLA; Evelienne from Elk Valley Suicide Task Force; and Carey Fraser, CMHA Kootenays Executive Director. A very special thank you to Tanner and Autumn for sharing their personal, impactful story and bravery.
For those unable to join us on September 10th, we recorded the video and posted it here to watch at your convenience. We hope in 2021 we will be able to host it in person again.
If you or anyone you know needs someone to talk to or community resources, please call 1-888-353-2273.
Let’s keep the conversation of suicide going to show others we care and we are not alone. Together we can prevent suicide!!