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Living Hope: A Community Plan to Prevent Suicide in Edmonton

11 of Us was developed as part of Living Hope: A Community Plan to Prevent Suicide in Edmonton. Living Hope was developed by a committee of dedicated organizations and individuals who believe that suicide can be prevented in our city. These partners range from government to colleges and universities, to private and non-profit organizations.

Public awareness is one of many activities laid out in Living Hope that together make up a comprehensive strategy for how suicide can be prevented

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The Centre for Suicide Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre and and a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. It provides education online, in print, and interactively.

The mission of the Centre for Suicide Prevention is to educate to save lives through suicide prevention by equipping people with the knowledge and skills to respond to those at risk of suicide. See their Resources for many different types of resources, from infographics to in-depth editorial articles.

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) maintains an ongoing commitment to life promotion and suicide prevention and they have created a range of evidence-based resources for Canadians.

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Media Guidelines

Some news organizations still have policies against covering suicide – policies that are often broken when newsworthy suicides occur. This traditional taboo is now out of step with recommended practice. For more information on how to cover suicide in the news, see the Mindset Reporting on Mental Health, The Canadian Journalism Form on Violence and Trauma.

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See this list of Do’s and Don’ts for a reporting on mental health and suicide checklist.

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See this tip sheet for communicating about suicide. It provides public awareness, education and communication strategies are designed to target beliefs, attitudes and behaviours.

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