The International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Nov. 17, 2018 by Rachel
The International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day originated in 1999 in the United States. It is celebrated the Saturday before (American) Thanksgiving. This is typically the third, but sometimes the fourth Saturday in November. In an article on Global News, Joy Pavelich mentions how...
Silver Cross Awarded to Veteran Who Died by Suicide
Nov. 11, 2018 by Rachel
Twenty-two year old Pte. Thomas Welch died by suicide in 2004, just months after returning from Afghanistan. This year, he was finally awarded the silver cross and his mother, Anita Cenerini was also named as this year’s Silver Cross Mother. She placed a wreath at the base of the N...
Lest We Forget
Nov. 9, 2018 by Rachel
So, November 11th is just around the corner. For those of you who may not know what Remembrance Day is, it is a day where Canada, (and a few other countries), celebrate the memory of the soldiers who have died in battle, and the veterans who have survived it. This year is a specia...
The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Oct. 20, 2018 by Rachel
Have you ever felt like you could never be enough? That you would never succeed? I know I have. I still do, I feel like giving up on my dreams because they seem so far away. It seems like I would never be good enough to make the difference, to take that step. These are the lies I t...
Working Together to Prevent Suicide
Sept. 10, 2018 by Beth
Working Together to Prevent Suicide
Today 12 people in Canada will die by suicide. Almost 300
more will make a suicide attempt. Countless others will question their value
and will to live. Every. Single. Day.*
Today, you can do something to change that. Today is World Suicide Preve...
How Do You Feel About Back to School?
Aug. 27, 2018 by Rachel
Back to School
How do you feel about school? Some people love it, others are okay with it, and some find it super stressful! I think at one point or another, many people would say that school can kind of suck, right?! There are crowds of so many people, lots of work, it’s stressful...
Don't Be Afraid to Ask
July 6, 2018 by Rachel
Talk it Out
Talking about suicide may feel awkward, you may not be comfortable with it. Perhaps someone you love is struggling and you think they may be having thoughts of suicide, what do you do? Some people think talking about suicide will make someone more suicidal, that’s a myth...
How Can We Deal With Death?
June 8, 2018 by Rachel
Death sucks. And as a society, we don’t know how to deal with it. After 4 years, I can still remember the details of my aunt’s funeral, it was the only time I’ve ever seen my one cousin cry and we’ve been close since childhood. There were so many people, it was overwhelming. Most o...
Do You Feel Alone?
May 14, 2018 by Rachel
Everyone Feels Alone Sometimes
I think everyone feels like they are alone sometimes. Feeling lonely kind of sucks, and it seems the experts are starting to worry. A quick Google search of the word loneliness reveals multiple articles in the past couple days about loneliness. Busines...
Jan. 31, 2018 by Beth
When you read that just now, how did it sound in your mind? Did you hear the bubbly voice of your most positive friend, excited to get together and catch up at your favourite spot over your choice beverage? Maybe it sounded more ominous, like a parent with their arms f...
Who Can You Call? Canada Gets A National Suicide Hotline!
Dec. 12, 2017 by Beth
Canada's Suicide hotline is 1-833-456-4566
In April, American rapper Logic released a song featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, titled 1-800-273-8255. It may seem like a strange name for a song, but the idea is that most of us remember the titles of the songs we hear…a...
Take A Minute On World Suicide Prevention Day
Sept. 10, 2017 by Beth
World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th. The theme this year is “Take a minute, change a life”. I know there are many times in my life that I can look back on and wish that someone had stopped to ask how I was doing. The pressures and pain of life can be so intense and distr...
How Do We Talk About Suicide?
Aug. 1, 2017 by Beth
The old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is wildly inaccurate. The way we use them can build someone up, or tear them down. We can be helpful or hurtful in the words we choose and the effect they have. The language of suicide ...
So, we bought the domain HowToKillYourself.org...
June 1, 2017 by Beth
What would you do?
If you found out that sitting next to you was someone thinking about suicide, what would you do? Whether they were a friend, family member, neighbour, co-worker or stranger, you’d probably want to help. You’d do anything you could to help. You’d tell them that t...