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Press Release - Excitement and Changes at Suicide Prevention

So much to talk about

Grande Prairie— For Immediate Release — The Board are pleased to introduce Ainsley Miller as the new Executive Director of Suicide Prevention Resource Centre, a welcome addition to promote mental health and support those affected by providing resources. We have been a whirlwind of activity since her commencement, and currently promotions are underway to raise awareness and donations with the annual February ‘Shine Your Light’ Campaign, a part of annual fundraising led by the ‘Chair Extraordinaire’ event.

The sold-out ‘Chair Extraordinaire’ presented by Hyer Oilfield to support Suicide Prevention Resource Centre raised over $100,000 in October 2019, the most successful event to date and the staff and Board are so grateful for the overwhelming support from our community. For the upcoming 10th anniversary of the event, we are so excited to host our Chair Extraordinaire October 3rd, 2020 at the Tara Centre in Evergreen Park. We will have a lot of special surprises to announce in the months leading up to the event and we can hardly contain our excitement. With so much need in our region to support mental health and resiliency training, suicide intervention skills, and reduce stigma to access help for mental health and mental illnesses, the fundraising through this event supports all of the programs that are delivered by staff through the Resource Centre.

The donations support programming which includes: Tough Enough To Talk About it (presentations to agriculture, oil & gas and trades companies on suicide prevention), Men’s Support Group (Wednesday night’s 7-9pm), Community Helpers (taught to Grade 9’s through their schools), Breakfast Club (7yrs – 18yrs workshops and retreats), Connect (public awareness and presentations on request) in addition to mental health training courses such as Mental Health First Aid specialties for those working with youth, and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

With so many great things to announce and changes underway in the background, one that heralds the direction of the overall organization is the updated public face and logo, now to be known as the Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention. Welcome to the new outlook with our passionate staff and Board members as we forge ahead to reduce crisis calls and lead in delivering best practices in mental health to our community.

Contact. Ainsley Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tammy Monro This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Check our website sp-rc.ca or call 780.539.6680 for more information.

A New Day

As we mourn our loved ones, we often find ourselves carrying out our daily responsibilities as life goes on all around us, and find little time for taking care of ourselves.

Many times we look for new ideas, new ways and methods of helping ourselves and those close to us move thorough the grief.

This is an afternoon/evening where you can drop in for some refreshments and pampering. We provide an opportunity for you to try alternative care treatments which may include massage, reiki, reflexology or intuitive healing. We have a room set up for arts and crafts, food and social connection as well as space for just taking some quiet “me” time.

Next Event: TBD

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre has been hosting International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day for several years, and we welcome you to join us again this year.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.