SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

WINNIPEG – The launch of a new video that helps families talk about suicide is part of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day activities on September 10th  in Manitoba.

“September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, and communities across Manitoba will raise awareness, remember those who have died by suicide and forge connections in support of suicide prevention by multiple means” says Nancy Parker Co Chair of the Winnipeg Suicide Prevention Network. Parker added that “we know that connection with others can increase resiliency and reduce the risk in the vulnerable.

On September 10th people in Winnipeg are being encouraged to come together and attend a special gathering in support of suicide prevention from 12:00 P.M. to 12:45 at Vimy Ridge Park next to Klinic Community Health Centre. The event will conclude with a community picnic.

According to Tim Wall, Director of Counselling Services at Klinic Community Health Centre, “we know that connection with others can increase resiliency and reduce suicide risk in the vulnerable and World Suicide Prevention day is all about building connections.” Wall went on to say that knowing how to talk to a family member, friend or co worker about suicide is another critical component in preventing suicides.” On World Suicide Prevention Day Klinic Community Health Centre and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention will launch a new video called” Let’s Talk about Suicide”. Wall added that “It is our hope that every Manitoban will take fifteen minutes and watch this video, it could help save a life.”

The “Let’s Talk about Suicide video will be available through the Manitoba Suicide Line website, www.reasontolive.ca.

For more information on World Suicide Prevention Day activities and suicide prevention resources contact:

Nancy Parker at 204-330-1785 or [email protected]

Tim Wall at 204-794-8903 or [email protected]

World Suicide Prevention Day 2014 85×11 event poster

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