Fraser Valley – Each year on September 10, a commitment to saving lives brings together communities from across Canada and around the world. Since 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day has served as a call to action to individuals and organizations to prevent suicide. This year, the theme —Connect, Communicate Care — encourages us all to do just that.
Showing care and concern to someone who may be thinking about suicide can make all the difference. Join the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention and the communities across Canada in working towards the common goal of preventing suicide.
This is not a crisis centre – CASP provides educational material and resources.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) provides information and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) has released for the first time ever a universal suicide prevention awareness ribbon to support World Suicide Prevention Day. Our goal is to get these into as many hands of Canadians as possible, with the aim of raising awareness to the issue of suicide and provide global recognition to the meaning of the ribbon.
Yellow and orange were shown to be the two most frequently used colours in suicide prevention awareness around the world. The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) also believes orange and yellow colours illicit feelings of hope, like the dawning of a sunrise on a new day.
Our goal for this inaugural year is to distribute 100,000 free ribbons across Canada! Why 100,000? 100,000 signify how many deaths by suicide and suicide attempt there are every year in Canada. Each year, there is an average of 4,000 deaths by suicide. For every suicide, there are approximately 25 attempts. But together, we can become ONE.