This 7-hour course is designed for individuals who are active in a workplace or recreational environment and who are not suicide intervention professionals but may need to help someone in distress or at risk of suicide. The course helps participants identify signs of distress, connect with a person in distress and direct them to the appropriate resources. Training is provided by suicide prevention centres and local organizations.
Organizing a project for the cause is often an important springboard for individuals who wish to engage their community: walks, shows, sports challenges, and donation drives are all opportunities to raise awareness, encourage people to ask for help, publicize resources and shatter the taboos surrounding suicide.
we have to speak up for things to change
If you would like to contribute to the suicide prevention effort, there are many things you can do, including speaking up and communicating: