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.