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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Today in Canada, 10 people will end their lives by suicide; 200 others will attempt so. For each death by suicide, between 7 and 10 people left behind are profoundly affected. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, [...]

2018-09-10T10:41:46+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

We Need to Talk About Suicide #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth

Today in Canada approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide and approximately 210 others will attempt it. Five years ago my daughter was one of those people, and five years later the pain is just as great as it ever was. If regrets and grief were dirt, I could shovel a mountain and still not find the answers I need to explain this. [...]

My name is Cassidy Trevan

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  Cassidy Trevan struggled to live for two years after she was gang-raped by fellow students and terrorized at her high school. She took her life December 2015 at the age of 15. Cassidy lived in Victoria, Australia. Befo [...]

2017-02-26T14:22:25+00:00February 26th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on My name is Cassidy Trevan

Remembering #JamieHubley #mentalhealth

Today marks the 5th anniversary of Jamie Hubley's death. Jamie's family is very much on my mind. I hope they can find a memory to smile about today, and everyday. The following was written by a young man inspired by Jamie. He is one of many. On this very day. Five years ago. I walked into the library at my highschool to finish some homework durin [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:40+00:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Remembering #JamieHubley #mentalhealth

The Lifeline – an app for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

The LifeLine is “Canada’s National Suicide Prevention and Awareness App.”  Lifeline offers access and guidance to support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide. Lifeline Canada Foundation CEO Liane Weber says the app  "... is being expanded along with the website and then transl [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:41+00:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |2 Comments

Rae’s Awareness – Semicolon Tattoo Fundraiser 2016

World Suicide Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We will host this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society will be joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health. We will be having a two day tattoo fundraiser. The semi colon represe [...]

#FrameofMind – Youth and Suicide #worldsuicidepreventionday

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Huffington Post Canada has published a series titled Frame of Mind. The series aims to "raise awareness and spark a conversation by speaking directly to teens who are going through a tough time, as well as their families, teachers and community leaders." My contribution to the project is the article, To T [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:41+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on #FrameofMind – Youth and Suicide #worldsuicidepreventionday

World Suicide Prevention Day – 2015

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I can stare at the screen all day and still not know what to say. Suicide is empty. It's a giant hole in the hearts of everyone who ever cared for you. It hurts. Please - if you need to talk reach out. If you're called on to listen - than LISTEN. No one should feel their lives and dreams and hopes have sunk in [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:00+00:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on World Suicide Prevention Day – 2015

A Perspective on Suicide

A powerful perspective on suicide from the authors of Eat, Think, & Be Merry. [su_quote cite="Shawna Morrissey"]For Jay, suicide was not a choice to die, but rather an expression of the deepest human desire to survive.[/su_quote] [su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#000000"]Twelve years ago this month, I lost my Uncle Jay to suicide. At his f [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:07+00:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Perspective on Suicide

Depression is quiet

People with depression or anxiety can find it difficult to take the first step in getting help. They may need to enlist the support of family members, friends or a health professional to start on the road to recovery. This wonderful cartoon is by the artist Colleen Butters, and it demonstrates the importance of taking that first step in reaching ou [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:08+00:00April 1st, 2015|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Depression is quiet
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