World Suicide Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 (All day) - Saturday, September 16, 2017 (All day)


It is estimated that each day in Canada, 11 people end their life and 210 make a suicide attempt. Suicide occurs across all age, economic, social, and ethnic boundaries. The pain that leads individuals to take their lives is unimaginable. Their deaths leave countless family and friends bereaved and their communities impacted.

On September 10th, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) invites all the Canadian communities to find at least one way of connecting to WSPD. Your efforts will shine a light on this important issue, sending a message to those who are despairing, those who are grieving, and those who are supporting someone who is struggling. WSPD is an opportunity to spread the message that help, hope, and healing are possible.

A minute doesn’t sound like that much time, but consider the fact that there are 1440 minutes in a day. Small moments add up to make a big difference. WSPD is an opportunity to come together to raise awareness about suicide and encourage everyone to do their part. All of us can take a minute to change a life. Together, these moments can make a world of difference.