High School Valedictorian censored in talking about suicide.

Abby Cenerini wanted to acknowledge her friend Michael who died by suicide but she was not allowed to. “School censors valedictorian’s speech to remove reference to student’s death.” By Danielle d’Entremont · CBC News Please click on the above link to hear and … Continue reading

Let’s Really Talk About Suicide Among Middle-aged Men. In Our Language.

It’s time to talk about suicide among middle-aged men. An article was sent to me when Linkin Park’s frontman, Chester Bennington died by suicide. The title of the article in the Independant was “After Chester Bennington’s tragic death, we need to … Continue reading

We Need an Early Warning System for Suicide

This morning as I read Jody Porter’s (CBC News) article “First Nations say suicide crisis requires same response as natural disasters’, I felt compelled to respond. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/social-emergencies-summit-1.4038363 Early warning systems are implemented to recognize potential catastrophic events and help minimize/prevent … Continue reading

Starting the conversation

“Welcome and thank you for joining the Youth Suicide Advisory Committee for the Suicide Post-vention Conference.  Our hope for this event is to start the conversation by joining together professionals in health care, emergency services, social services and education in … Continue reading