For Immediate Release: September 7th, 2021
World Suicide Prevention Day in Lindsay hosted by CMHA HKPR and Community Care Kawartha Lakes:
Date: September 10, 2021
Time: Community resources available from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Labyrinth Garden, 112 McLaughlin Road, Lindsay
World Suicide Prevention Day in Peterborough hosted by CMHA HKPR:
Date: September 9, 2021
Time: Community resources available from 12 to 1 and 5 to 6 p.m.
Location: Silver Bean Café, 130 King Street, Peterborough
The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) invites the public to attend a candle light vigil and community resource sessions to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. Events will be hosted in both Peterborough and Lindsay, as outlined above.
Approximately 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year and it is the second-most common cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24.
The vigil is a memorial to those who have lost their lives to suicide and offers support to the loved ones of those who have died by suicide. World Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness about suicide, mental health concerns and suicide prevention.
“We want people who have been impacted by suicide or are struggling with thoughts of suicide to know that there is help available, all you need to do is to ask. Everyone is invited to turn out on September 9th and 10th,” says Jack Veitch, Manager of Community Engagement and Education with CMHA HKPR.
Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis are encouraged to contact Four County Crisis at 705-745-6484 or toll-free at 1-866-995-9933.
For more information on the Lindsay event, please contact Jack Veitch at 705-748-6687 extension 1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Peterborough event, please contact Kelley Curtis at 705-748-6687 extension 1016 or email email@example.com.
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Communications and Community Relations Specialist, CMHA HKPR