Suicide Prevention Resource Centre
 

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS or HELPING SOMEONE IN CRISIS,

PLEASE CALL THE DISTRESS LINE

1-877-321-2747 24 hours/ 7 days a week

If someone is at immediate risk and you need help,
call the RCMP/911
If you are helping a person at risk, please remove
any firearms or other means, such as a large number
of pills, from their home, if you can do so safely.

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24-Hour Support Lines
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (ages 20 & under)
Distress Line 1-877-321-2747
Bullying Helpline 1-888-456-2323
Family Violence Info Line 780-310-1818
Health Link 1-866-408-5465
Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre (SPRC), G.P
Contact 780-539-6680, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
o Anyone can call for support or for resources to support others
o Bereavement and postvention support

Our Mission
To prevent/reduce suicide, suicidal behaviour, and their effects by
promoting positive alternatives and providing support.


Our Centre

The Suicide Prevention Resource Centre provides coordination, outreach,
presentations, training, research and information, mental health promotion, referrals,
and services after suicide.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Centre was established in 1983, and employs 3
full-time staff and 5 part-time staff. The Centre is funded by Alberta Health Services,
the Child and Family Services Authority, Green View FCSS, County of Grande Prairie
and City of Grande Prairie No. 1 FCSS/Community Social Development, United Way
Grande Prairie and Region, donations, grants, and fundraising.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Centre operates under the Board of Directors of the
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre, an incorporated Society.

Mailing address: #203, 11402 - 100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2N5

Phone: 780-539-6680

Our Approach

We take a multidimensional approach to prevention, by facilitating activities in the
following areas:

Prevention
Promotion of mental health in order to reduce suicidal behaviour at its roots.

Intervention
Training in recognition of warning signs, crisis intervention and referral.
Activities targeted to high risk groups.
Improving access to and awareness of services for people at risk.
Education, information and research services.

Postvention/Survivor Support
Post-suicide services in cooperation with Victims Assistance and as part of the Critical Response Team. People who have lost someone to suicide can also phone us directly for support and information (780-539-6680-ask for Faris or Barb).

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