A big thank you goes out to all of the Lakehead University (LU) students, faculty and staff who came out for a conversation on suicide. To all those who could not find a way to join us, we know you were there in spirit.
It’s my hope that we ignited a fire that continues a proactive dialogue on suicide. We truly can prevent suicide and we need to work together to make the change. Sign up for a SafeTALK or Mental Health First Aid workshop. Are you interested in organizing a fundraiser for the Collateral Damage Project? Email me to talk more about it. Did you know that by getting each student, faculty and staff to donate $1, would be a $10,000 contribution and create a dialogue on suicide that would certainly begin to break the stigma. You truly can be the change that is needed.
I believe that LU can be a leader in suicide prevention and tonight was a powerful starting point.
I invite you to share your comments. Thank you for joining the dialogue because Not Talking About it Isn’t Working.