In the context of the last day of Mental Health Awareness week at the College, I wanted to discuss something quite serious and potentially help someone out there dealing with these types of issues.
Some 2nd year students may know that I gave a TEDxMarianopolisCollege talk entitled “5 Things About Grieving Suicide” last April. From that simple fact, you can guess that I hold the cause of suicide prevention very close to my heart.
Therefore, instead of supplying students with another article on Mental Illness, I thought I would keep it short and simple on this Friday morning, and give you the link to one of the best organizations for Mental Illness in Canada: the Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention (CASP). On their website are a lot of extremely useful resources, including a few sections specifically dealing with friends or family that may be going through rough times, and dealing with personal suicidal thoughts: it is all there.
I highly encourage that you check it out, and maybe even consider joining the organization as a member for access to databases, better prices on attendance tickets to conferences and the possibility of getting more seriously involved with the cause of suicide prevention.
The CASP: http://suicideprevention.ca/
Written by MWR Executive Véronique Leblanc