Get Involved with WRSPC
There are many different ways to get involved to help reduce suicides in our community. However you choose to get involved, your support is appreciated.
So what can you actually do?
Talking openly about suicide or organizations that work in suicide prevention, intervention or postvention, signals to others that you are willing and able to have conversations about suicide if and when others need to talk. This may be the simplest step you can take to reducing the stigma around suicide.
- Attend events to show your support
- Post the crisis lines on your fridge, near a phone, program them into your phone, display them at your place of work
- Get posters about suicide prevention and/or your local crisis/distress prevention line and post them in your work place and other public places.
- Participate in World Suicide Prevention Day events and our annual butterfly release. Mark your calendar for September 10th every year.
- Learn all you can about the warning signs of suicide and what to do.
- Talk to family, friends and neighbours about suicide prevention, find ways to introduce it in conversations.
- Sign up for an ASIST Training or SafeTalk Workshop training, suicide alertness and crisis intervention workshops.
- Volunteer at your local crisis line.
- Support and Advocate for mental health promotion in your work place.
- If you notice that someone appears to be unhappy or stressed take the time to ask them how they are and listen. Don’t be afraid to ask directly about suicide, remember talking about suicide will not cause someone to begin thinking about suicide.
- Encourage your place of faith to talk about suicide and host a suicide alertness training workshop.
- Are you a coach, a scout or brownie leader? Learn how to address emotional pain and not just physical pain by attending a workshop.
- Host a third party fundraiser and donate the proceeds to suicide prevention efforts.
- Sign up for our mailing list to learn about upcoming events