September is Suicide Prevention Month and Friday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Find out how we're getting involved in spreading awareness and helping to prevent suicide through our #GiveBackOntario initiative.
Every day, an average of more than 10 Canadians die by suicide. As an organization, we’re committed to raising awareness surrounding mental health and making an impact in our communities. Through our #GiveBackOntario program, we’ve selected four local charities to donate to, that actively support individuals affected by suicide.
HAMILTON | Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
The Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton is a charitable, non-profit organization that advocates for suicide prevention and related issues. They work to promote awareness and to create change through advocacy, leadership, and education. Their vision is to reduce suicide and provide help, hope, and healing in the community. DONATE HERE »
LONDON | Humana Community Services
Humana Community Services provides high-quality services and support for children, youth, and adults with complex needs. They are known for providing crisis support, personalized mental health services, and safe educational environments where at-risk individuals are able to connect, grow and thrive. This organization supports individuals facing a wide range of challenging issues including trauma, mental health issues, and homelessness. DONATE HERE »
NIAGARA | Pathstone Foundation
Mental illness in young children, pre-teens, and adolescents is widespread and often goes undetected and untreated. Pathstone Foundation's mission is to strengthen the quality of life for children, youth, and families who are dealing with mental health challenges, and the majority of their services are free of charge. Their vision is to provide mental wellness for all children, youth, and families. DONATE HERE »
TORONTO | Jack.org
Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health. This organization trains young leaders to identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities and they provide vital mental health resources. Jack.org is working towards a Canada where young people understand how to take care of their mental health. DONATE HERE »
We realize that suicide is an extremely sensitive issue. That is why it is vital we share valuable information throughout Suicide Prevention Month. For anyone struggling with their mental health or thoughts of suicide, there are also several crisis lines available to use for support:
Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 833.456.4566
Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 686868
Distress Centre Niagara: 905.688.3711 or text SUPPORT to 258258