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World Suicide Prevention Day

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Hospice Labyrinth

112 McLaughlin St., Lindsay Cost: Free

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch (CMHA HKPR) and Hospice Services would like to invite the media and members of our community to attend a candlelight vigil on World Suicide Prevention Day, Saturday September 10th, 2016.

The event will be hosted at the Hospice Services Labyrinth at 112 McLaughlin St. The evening will include a candlelight vigil, honouring those who have died by suicide. As well, Hospice Services will be offering a guided meditation of their labyrinth for those who wish to partake. The Labyrinth is a unique tool in the extension of the Hospice Grief Support Services, as well as a place for members of the community to find peace and serenity.

Facts about suicide:

  • Suicide is a global phenomenon. All countries are affected.

  • About 4,000 Canadians die by suicide every year

  • Suicide is the second-most common cause of death among young people

  • Suicide prevention education is available for all members of our community aged 15 and older including safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

  • Crisis support is available 24 hours a day through Four Counties Crisis toll free at (866) 995-9933

    The CMHA HKPR Branch and Hospice Services will also be providing information for mental health and grief supports within the City of Kawartha Lakes. 

Earlier Event: September 10
Trent Valley Archives Open House
Later Event: September 10
Behind Closed Doors at Lansdowne Place