(Cochrane, AB) – On Sunday, September 10, Cochrane joins the global observance of World Suicide Prevention Day, a vital occasion to raise awareness around the topic of suicide and reaffirm Cochrane's commitment to providing essential mental health support and suicide prevention resources for residents.
This year's theme, "creating hope through action," presents an opportunity for the community to come together, reflect on and comprehend the far-reaching impacts of suicide. It is a day dedicated to open conversations about mental health and dismantling the societal stigmas linked to suicide.
"Over the past few years, Cochrane, like many communities across Canada, has witnessed a rise in stress, anxiety and depression, resulting in a noticeable decline in overall mental health,” says Kim Krawec, Manager of FCSS, Town of Cochrane. “We acknowledge the significant toll suicide takes on our community and we remain dedicated to providing comprehensive resources around suicide prevention, awareness and education for everyone in our community.”
In recognition, Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Family Resource Network (FRN) are offering a variety of events, workshops, resources and programs designed to educate the community about suicide prevention and mental wellbeing. Learn about a few programs available for Cochrane and area residents:
For more information on programs or to register, visit Cochrane.ca/programguide or by calling 403-851-2250.
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