The WRSPC joins the community in mourning and acknowledges the recent tragic and devastating experiences of anti-Black systemic racism in our world and the impact of racialized violence. Experiences of racism and discrimination reaffirm the importance of grounding our work in hope, help and healing within the following values:
- We recognize the importance of engaging voices of those with lived experience and we take this moment to listen.
- We strive to promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing to ensure all individuals whom we serve have a sense of community and connectedness. To the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in both our local and global communities we take this moment to stand with you.
- We strive to promote a culture that embraces inclusion and diversity; treating all people with empathy and dignity and without judgement or oppression and take this moment to commit to growth by continuously pursuing opportunities to view suicide prevention efforts from a lens of anti-racism while ensuring inclusion of stories from the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities.
If you or someone you know are experiencing psychological trauma after witnessing or experiencing distressing events, please reach out for help. Here 24/7 Crisis support is available at 1-844-437-3247.