Suicide Prevention Twitter Chat


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A1) Some youth display their wounds, while others hide them, and you may never know that they are self- harming. Showing a strong sense of “interest” in the person and their situation helps to make a strong connection. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention #MIAW2019


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

Q1) Aside from looking for the physical markings left by self-harm, consider having a conversation with the young person if you have a personal relationship with them. You might mention that you know this is a common issue for youth. #suicideincanada


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

A1: A change in their behaviour, isolating themselves, agitation. Sometimes, youth just come out and tell you what’s going on or may hint at not feeling ok. The important thing is to ask them how they are and listen without judging #SuicideInCanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

A1 – physical markings are usually an identifier. #suicideincanada #suicideincanada


Carizon @Carizon

A1: Have you noticed a change in behavior, a change from baseline? Are they normally bubbly and now quieter/withdrawn? Are they distancing themselves from others? Have you noticed any direct signs of self-harm, cuts, scars, covering up? #suicideincanada


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

1) They may be exhibiting low mood. There may be a change in their marks at school or a change in their patterns including sleep, hygiene and appetite #suicideincanada #kidscantwait #worldmentalhealthday


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A1) Noticing if they are wearing jewellery or arm bands to cover up scars or marks. #suicideincanada


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

Change in behaviour and mood are another good indicator. #suicideincanada


Skylit @Skylitatskylark

Engaging in self-harm does not necessarily mean that someone is experiencing suicidality. People engage in self-harm for various reasons- many of these reasons do not involve suicide. #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A1) It’s important to understand that some individuals who cut are sometimes trying to feel better NOT die. They can get a natural high from the enkephalins & endorphins, (the body’s natural morphine). Ask them about self-harm and it’s relation to suicide. #SuicideInCanada


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

Showing a genuine interest in them, what they’re interested in, making time to connect in ways that are meaningful to them as an individual – doesn’t always have to be face-2-face convos & doesn’t have to be via social. #Suicideincanada


MARYAMA @justmaryama

A1 @asanteV honestly, hearing out our young people out before judging! That would be an excellent first step to build a relationship and opening a conversation #SuicideInCanada


Don De Tina @donnyd

#SuicideInCanada Q1: The peer group is most in touch, so parents and teachers can establish lines of communication there.


HatsOnForAwareness @HatsOn4Aware

Sharing stories is a great way to connect and let youth know that you understand them. #suicideincanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A1) Changes in mood, and or behaviors may be an indicator that a youth is struggling. Open and direct communication is very important. Ask the youth directly what is going on. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention #MIAW2019


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

Not being judgemental is so important. Youth need a safe space to open up and feel like someone is listening to them, rather than telling that what to do. #suicideincanada


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

It’s important to respond in a way that opens communication & trust vs causing feelings of shame or isolation. #SuicideInCanada


HatsOnForAwareness @HatsOn4Aware

A1 A lot of the time there are no warning signs. So many stories of “but he/she was such a happy kid”. It’s so important to talk to your kids and ask questions and take interest to really gauge how they are doing. #suicideincanada


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

Don’t be afraid to check in with friends and family by asking how they are doing or what’s going on in their mind lately and be sure to be accepting and empathetic to whatever they say #suicideincanada #SuicidePrevention


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

So true. Creating that space for trust is key. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention #MIAW2019


Asante Haughton @asanteV

Hey twitter verse so we got some great responses to Q1 already, focusing on relationship building. So my follow up is what strategies can we use to build and maintain relationships with youth? #SuicideInCanada


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

Maintain open and honest conversations. Give youth a safe space to share without feeling judged. #suicideincanada


DD @displaydezign

A1: If you listen to them, you will hear them say that they blame themselves for something that has happened to them, but you know it wasn’t their fault. #suicideincanada #SickNotWeak



Jody#askthequestion,Crisis Responder,PeerSupport @onelastkick71

Youth need a non-judgemental, safe place #suicideinCanada Q2


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

Withdrawing from friends and activities they normally love to participate is a good indication that something is wrong. #suicideincanada


Skylit @Skylitatskylark

The only way to know if someone is planning to suicide is by asking them if they have an intention to act on thoughts of suicide. #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHeathDay


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

A2: Sometimes when people are thinking about suicide, they talk about death more often. Sometimes they give away their stuff, since they don’t feel they have a need for it anymore #suicideincanada #MIAW19


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A2 – recognizing a traumatic experience or event that has changed their mood, energy, or attitude. We don’t often know how much of an impact something has on someone until its too late. #suicideincanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A2) Warning signs of suicidal thoughts include:


Asante Haughton @asanteV

This can be so hard and very scary but often helps more than skirting around the issue. Sometimes talking about it directly can be a relief for the person struggling #SuicideInCanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A2) Watch for warnings of suicide if your loved one’s behaviour changes drastically, such as sudden withdrawal from friends and family. Or they start acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention #MIAW2019


Asante Haughton @asanteV]

Important point. Sometimes we can be really really good at hiding what’s going on—I know I was—so let’s try not to feel guilty if we don’t notice something is off with a loved one. Let’s listen and support #SuicideInCanada


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

A2 – anger is usually a good indication. Or any abrupt mood changes. #suicideincanada


Xavier Malcolm @xmalcolm09

Extended bouts of sadness and despair, feeling hopeless and helpless #suicideincanada


Jody#askthequestion,Crisis Responder,PeerSupport @onelastkick71

Asking directly is the correct thing to do. It is part of the crisis assessment. It will NOT put thoughts of suicide into someone’s mind. #suicideincanada A2


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

Thanks for having the courage to speak up about your experience @asanteV and for chatting with us tonight. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention #MIAW2019


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

A2: The person talks of suicide – “I’ don’t want to live anymore”, “I am going to kill myself”. It can also be a little less direct – “Life isn’t worth living”, “I hope I don’t wake up tomorrow” #SuicideInCanada #suicideprevention #worldmentalhealthday


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

The @whatsupwalkin is a great resource for free walk-in mental health counselling. Or if you don’t know where to start, you can call us! We’ll connect you to over 30 youth mental health agencies across the GTA. #suicideincanada



Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A3) Start general and work your way down. Maybe do some reading on anxiety or depression in youth, and then use your learning to start a conversation with the person. #suicideincanada


Xavier Malcolm @xmalcolm09

It’s an important discussion to have, let people know who are going through this stuff that they’re not alone and that it’s ok to talk about it, get rid of the taboo #suicideincanada


Jody#askthequestion,Crisis Responder,PeerSupport @onelastkick71

ask twice if needed, don’t take “fine” as an answer. If ideation is there the next step is to assess for an active plan #suicideinCanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A3) If you believe the concern needs immediate support, try asking something like, “I noticed that you _____, and that made me wonder if everything is OK. How are you?” Share what you are -observing but let the person speak their own story. #suicideincanada


MARYAMA @justmaryama

Completely agree, people are naturally hard to read. I don’t blame a young person or anyone feeling alone after an experience, it’s out responsibility to create an environment where talking comes with ease. #suicideincanada


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

A3: ‘Are you thinking about suicide?’ It’s not easy to ask, especially if you’re worried that the answer is ‘yes’. However, if we want people to talk about what they’re actually experiencing, then we have to find ways to have these conversations #suicideincanada #MIAW19


YouthNet RéseauAdo @CHEOYouthNet

We must broaden this conversation to what we can do as a society to make talking about mental health & reaching out for help the norm. Talking directly to youth & making time for that conversation is 1 way to start #SuicidePrevention #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay2019


Carizon @Carizon

Sometimes it’s best to approach the topic head on, ask direct questions in order to show that you are comfortable talking about it. Simply starting the discussion can put the other person at ease. #suicideincanada


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

@MentalHealthTOis a great resource for anyone who doesn’t know where to start but is noticing someone may be struggling! #suicideincanada


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

Places like @whatsupwalkin, @KidsHelpPhone and @MentalHealthTO are excellent resources when looking for more immediate support for someone thinking of suicide. #suicideincanada #SuicidePrevention


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

A3: Empathy, understanding, patience, a non-judgemental approach, genuine curiousity; these are all helpful things to hold onto when having sensitive conversations about difficult topics #suicideincanada #MIAW19


Skylit @Skylitatskylark

Also, it’s important to respect people’s decision to not talk about it, while letting them know that it’s okay to talk about it if they choose to. #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHeathDay


HatsOnForAwareness @HatsOn4Aware

We truly believe that talking and sharing stories is the only way to end the stigma and have more people come forward to share their experiences. #suicideincanada


CMHO @kidsmentalhlth

A3) There are resources that can help give more details on what to look for and what to say if you’re worried about someone’s mental well-being, CMHO has a list here to get you started: cmho.org/education-reso#suicideincanada #kidscantwait #WorldMentalHealthDay


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A3) Making connections is crucial. You wouldn’t use the words,”I’m concerned about your mental health”. Instead, ask them how they are feeling, show an interest in them, what is happening in their lives. Listen without trying to “fix them”. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention


Asante Haughton @asanteV

This question has helped me help soooo many people #SuicideInCanada


Carizon @Carizon

Some questions to ask are: – How have you been feeling lately? – Are you having thoughts of hurting yourself? – How can I help you, what do you need? – How would you like things to be different? – Is there anything I can do to help you get through this #suicideincanada


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

Agree! Sharing your intention – that you are worried. Ask how they’ve been coping, who is supporting them, what is keeping them going and what sort of help or support they may need from professionals, the people in their life, family, etc. #SuicideInCanada #worldmentalhealthday


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

A3: ) Be honest, evidence based and respectful – “Hey, I wanted to ask how you are doing as you don’t seem like yourself. I see that you were crying a bit when we were talking to our friends. Is everything ok? I’m ok to talk about it” #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

A3) Make sure to have a non-judgmental approach and be honest and straight forward. You can say to that person “I’m worried about you and I want to know if there is something I can do to help” #SuicidePrevention #suicideincanada


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

Youth often tune out if you jump right to solutions and don’t take the time to listen to what they’re experiencing #SuicideinCanada #MIAW19


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

Non judgemental is the key here!! Questions have to come from a place of understanding and support. #suicideincanada


Jody#askthequestion,Crisis Responder,PeerSupport @onelastkick71

another resource suicide.org/international-… #suicideincanada


YouthNet RéseauAdo @CHEOYouthNet

The MOST important thing is to just care enough to ask. It’s never a wrong move to check in! Even if nothing’s really going on, at least they’ll know you’re safe & won’t judge them if they need support in future. #SuicidePrevention #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay2019


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

If you’re picking up on specific things that are causing you to feel concerned about someone, use those as your reason for asking the question. I noticed that…. How is that going, how can I support you with that? Listen. Be engaged. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

So true, if someone chooses to share their story or what’s going on for them, be present, listen non-judgementally, acknowledge/affirm their feelings and try not to jump to labels or conclusions about what’s going on for them. #SuicideInCanada #worldmentalhealthday


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

Trying to force someone to talk about feelings of suicide when they’re not ready will probably only make them feel even more isolated and will do more harm than good #suicideincanada #MIAW19



Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A4) Young people who are contemplating suicide can access the @whatsupwalk or the West Toronto Youth hu Walk-in for immediate support, and then ongoing therapy for regular booked sessions. #suicideincanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the young person, and could involve more resources than just therapy, such as peer mentoring, community involvement or other areas the young person is interested in growing in. #suicideincanada


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

If someone is at immediate risk of harm from suicide, they should be taken to their local hospital emergency room, to ensure their safety #suicideinCanada #MIAW19


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

And don’t just compare their story/experience to those of others! There is a difference between being empathetic/understanding/reassuring and coming across as trying to ‘one up’. #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 #MIAW19


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

For youth who are thinking about suicide and need someone to talk to, our walk in clinic is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday @whatsupwalkin #suicideinCanada #MIAW19


Skylit @Skylitatskylark

Treatment” or what is helpful may look differently for different people- some of these options may be crisis lines, peer support, counselling, or something completely outside of the mental health field. #suicideincanada #WorldMentalHeathDay


Carizon @Carizon

There are so many options for treatment: counselling, crisis support, doctor, hospital. Supports at home, school, faith or the community. #suicideincanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

A4) Counselling, lived experience mentoring, art therapy, talk therapy, community involvement. #suicideincanada


Carizon @Carizon

The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council website is a great resource for helping yourself, someone else or coping with loss wrspc.ca #suicideincanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A4) Treatment for people who are at risk for suicide can come in many different forms including:


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

A4: If there is immediate and serious risk, youth needs to be assessed in an emergency department. The youth should then be referred to a therapist/counsellor. They can create a safety plan and address what issues are contributing to their feeling this way. #SuicideInCanada


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

A4) There are many different forms of treatment including psychotherapy and DBT which we offer at our centre georgehullcentre.on.ca/mental-health-…. As well as immediate crisis services through @Youthdale and your local hospital. #SuicidePrevention #suicideincanada


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

A4) counselling and peer groups are a great one! But there are so many forms of therapy that could work. Everyone is different. It’s about finding the things they bring you joy and purpose. #suicideincanada


Carizon @Carizon

Another thing that can help people who are at risk for suicide is to create a safety plan that outlines triggers, coping strategies, reasons to be alive and supports. #suicideincanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

A4) Sharing stories with a lived experience peer. #suicideincanada


Asante Haughton @asanteV

Thanks for highlighting faith and community as well. It’s important to remember that supports are all around us and can take many forms, even the non-traditional #SuicideInCanada


HatsOnForAwareness @HatsOn4Aware

Yes yes yes we’re all about this one!!! #suicideincanada @mietcetera


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A4) Treatment is an important part of offering hope, healing, and the skills needed to support individuals to work through their thoughts of suicide. Comfort and connection from another human being can make a world of difference. #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention


Yorktown@YorktownFamily

A4) Young people who are contemplating suicide can access the @whatsupwalk or the West Toronto Youth hu Walk-in for immediate support, and then ongoing therapy for regular booked sessions. #suicideincanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the young person, and could involve more resources than just therapy, such as peer mentoring, community involvement or other areas the young person is interested in


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

@kidsmentalhlth is a great resources for finding mental health services in your region by using the “Find A Centre” feature. cmho.org/find-help/find… #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

Make sure that the person is involved with the decision making around how we can ensure their safety. Is there a safe person we can involve that will help? Do they want us to go with them to the hospital?Help them to feel a sense of control in the process #suicideincanada #MIAW19-


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

Agree! But sometimes wait times can cause more harm. @whatsupwalkin is a great alternative to emergency rooms. #suicideincanada


YouthNet RéseauAdo @CHEOYouthNet

Yes! Always important to remember how powerful sharing lived experience can be. Sometimes it’s not about helping by “fixing” anything, but rather listening, connecting and finding community that can lift us up #SuicidePrevention #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay2019


Asante Haughton @asanteV

Thanks so much for the response and strategy!! Super important to equip ourselves with as much tools as possible. The space in this toolbox is infinite! #SuicideInCanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

#MentalHealthTO was created to triage youth struggling, over the phone, and recommend the right mental health service provider the first time. Also great for teachers, parents, principals or caregivers who may feel lost with a struggling youth #suicideincanada


CMHO @kidsmentalhlth

A4) If it’s a crisis, please call 911. Otherwise, there are child & youth mental health centres across ON with services available for youth at risk for suicide. To find the agency closest to you, visit cmho.org/find-help/find… #kidscantwait #SuicideInCanada #WorldMentalHealthDay



What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

Looooong wait times. We’re working hard to reduce them!! #suicideincanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

A5) simply not knowing where to go, or what other resources are available. #suicideincanada


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

A5: Definitely waiting lists! Children & youth across the country are waiting 18+ months to access the help they need. #kidscantwait #SuicideInCanada #mentalhealth #mentalhealthday2019 #MIAW19


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

A5: A lack of services where young people are. If youth need to travel and/or wait significantly for services when they need them, they aren’t going to be helpful #suicideincanada #MIAW19


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

@MentalHealthTO is an important resource for those in Toronto struggling with mental health issues #suicideincanada #WorldMentalHealthDay


Carizon @Carizon

One of the biggest barriers is the lingering stigma surrounding mental illness. People are often worried about how they’ll be perceived by others if they 1) communicate that they are having mental health struggles 2) reach out to receive professional help #suicideincanada


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

If youth are unsure that service providers will respect their ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender presentation, gender identity, and/or religion, it’s unlikely that they’d be willing to access services #suicideincanada #MIAW19


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A5) fees, health cards, appointments and wait times are huge barriers. #suicideincanada


Carizon @Carizon

Thoughts like “will this change opinions of me? will this make me seem weird? will this make me look weak?” stop people from following through on getting the supports they need. #suicideincanada


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

A5: And also lack of access to services. Communities don’t have the same level of #mentalhealth services to provide the needed help. With our #SNAP national expansion project we’re trying to reach more children, youth & families across the country. #SuicideInCanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A5) Same!! Reducing wait times is a huge issue for our sector that were trying to help solve. Also location is a huge barrier that we try to overcome with our mobile YOWs #suicideincanada


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

A5) Stigma! Some people are ashamed to say there is a problem. They may also be discouraged by a family member or not have support from their family to access services. #SuicidePrevention #suicideincanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A5) Our reluctance to talk about certain subjects, or have the hard conversations can be a barrier. We need to be aware of the language we’re using when talking about mental health & suicide – if the words we use sound negative = the person shuts down. #SuicideInCanada


Carizon @Carizon

Another barrier to accessing mental health support is not knowing where to go. There are numerous 24-hour support services such as @KidsHelpPhone & Here 24/7 and lots of quick access options – especially in the KW Region. #suicideincanada


Jody#askthequestion,Crisis Responder,PeerSupport @onelastkick71

More funding for Mobile Crisis units #suicideincanada


SkylarkYouth @SkylarkYouth

A5: Stigma and knowledge. Stigma – feeling ashamed or embarrassed for needing help and knowledge – not knowing what resources exist #SuicideInCanada #SuicidePrevention #WorldMentalHealthDay


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

Actually we connected this week to help a youth at U of T who needed to talk but couldn’t make it into a @whatsupwalkin location. Sent them a form through email and will be doing Skype sessions. #suicideincanada


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

It’s so important to ensure communities have a variety of services available to meet the different needs of the people they aim to serve. #SuicideInCanada


Asante Haughton @asanteV

This cannot be understated!! It’s very important to have as inclusive a staff as possible and to really hone in on our anti-oppressive practice!! #SuicideInCanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A5) After stigma, other barriers could be a lack of resources in a community or people not being aware of the resources. Another huge barrier could be access to services and the “red tape” involved in accessing supports. #SuicideInCanada


Carizon @Carizon

The most important takeaway here is that you are not alone, everyone struggles from time to time, and there are so many ways to get the support you deserve. #suicideincanada


CMHO @kidsmentalhlth

A5) In a 2017 survey CMHO found 62% of youth reported issues with anxiety, yet only 3 in 10 had spoken to a mental health professional. Many didn’t know where to go, couldn’t find the services they needed and wait times were too long #suicideincanada #kidscantwait


The George Hull Centre for Children and Families @georgehullcentr

Great to hear about your mobile YOWs. Poverty is often a barrier for families which can limit their ability to travel to treatment centres. #suicideincanada #SuicidePrevention #WorldMentalHealthDay


Jody#askthequestion,Crisis Responder,PeerSupport @onelastkick71

another Crisis textline #suicideincanada


YouthNet RéseauAdo @CHEOYouthNet

1/2 Stigma is a pretty big 1, but sometimes we forget how much is rolled into that 1 word. It’s fear of others’ reactions, or not knowing how to express what you’re going through, or maybe getting help the 1st time isn’t a positive experience #SuicidePrevention #suicideincanada


What’s Up Walk-In @whatsupwalkin

So true!! We’ve had a few people reach out to us on Instagram to ask if our therapists range in race, age, religion, or speak a specific language. #suicideincanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

A5) One of the best things we can do as service providers is to collaborate wherever possible to combat the lack of resources (or awareness of), and the red tape! #SuicideInCanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

Call us if you’re in the GTA! We’ll connect you to over 30 youth mental health agencies that can help (the first time!) no more being passed around from hospital to clinic to doctor etc. #suicideincanada


Woodview @WoodviewMHAS

Now that’s client-centred service and support! Way to go @YorktownFamily! #SuicideInCanada


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

Definitely a big question! Increased funding to increase capacity to deliver services & stronger partnerships across sectors & within children’s mental health to create new ways of working together to reduce the waiting times are a few ways… #SuicideInCanada


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

Sometimes we have to get creative in order to meet the needs of vulnerable populations! This kind of innovation is absolutely necessary! #suicideincanada #MIAW19


Asante Haughton @asanteV

I’d like to add that sometimes speaking the same language can be more than just language but…can you understand and hear my story…and validate it as real/important #SuicideInCanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

A huge one!! Under resourced communities need all the help they can get for reducing barriers to service. #suicideincanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

We’re seeing a lot more young people wanting to connect online, and there is a huge gap in service there. #suicideincanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

Thank you! We’re glad the @whatsupwalkin brought this to our attention so we could help! #suicideincanada


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre @The_ECC65

Having thoughts of suicide can be really scary, so it’s important for the person to know that you’ll be there as long they need you and that you’ll figure it out together #suicideinCanada #MIAW19


CMHO @kidsmentalhlth

We actually have a fully costed plan for the ON govt that would help kids access things like 24/7 crisis support and wait lists of under 30 days cmho.org/articles/65198… #kidscantwait #SuicideInCanada #onpoli #WorldMentalHealthDay


Stop Now And Plan @SNAP_CDI

Big problems require big solutions! We have to think differently about how we work if we want to achieve new things. #SuicideInCanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

Well not “so small” but very mighty! A lot of people don’t realize how big our agencies actually are and how many people we help! The @whatsupwalkin network sees 5000 clients a year!! Thats around 1000 at every location. #suicideincanada


Asante Haughton @asanteV

Okay so it’s 8pm!! Butttt if you want to keep the conversation going I encourage everyone to keep it up here, at the dinner table, at the rink/field/court, at the bar, school, work, EVERYWHERE! #SuicideInCanada


Yorktown @YorktownFamily

Were in the process of updating our website with more information, but calling our head office or connecting with us on social and asking to be connected with a YOW is a great start. We will meet you where you’re at! #suicideincanada


Mental Health T.O. @MentalHealthTO

So true!!! Understanding cultural heritage, faith and religion, race, language etc. and how that affects your own experiences and how you see the world is hugy important. #suicideincanada


Greg Macdougall @GregEqEd

From a 2013 article I put together equitableeducation.ca/2013/call-us-c… these were two places with directories: National Network of Mental Health: nnmh.ca Canadian Coalition of Alternative Mental Health Resources: ccamhr.ca #suicideincanada #worldmentalhealthday


Greg Macdougall @GregEqEd

Then for an article on Indigenous suicide last year equitableeducation.ca/2018/addressin… this concise list that included international resources. #WorldMentalHealthDay #SuicidePrevention #suicideincanada


 

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