A Celebration of World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10th, Ottawa

Get your tickets now and don’t let the stigma that surrounds suicide keep you from attending “A Celebration of World Suicide Prevention Day”. This concert is presented by LivingWorks Education Inc. on Saturday, September 10, at Ottawa’s CentrePointe Theatre, and features three-time Juno Award winner Susan Aglukark and Irish rock band Friends of Emmet. The evening will benefit suicide prevention programs in Ottawa and area, the Collateral Damage Project, and support The Arctic Children and Youth Foundation, chaired by Susan Aglukark.

Scott Chisholm, Founder and CEO of the Collateral Damage Project, states: “We need to create an open and proactive dialogue on suicide to get rid of the stigma that surrounds it.” Chisholm further states: “This event is the first of its kind in Canada, and perhaps around the world, as it brings Ottawa together in creating a suicide safer community.”

In attendance will be Denise Batters and Alex Baumann, CEO of Own the Podium, who are members of the Collateral Damage Project advisory team and have each also lost loved ones to suicide. Baumann states: “We need to show strong community and national leadership by being a part of breaking the stigma of suicide.” Denise Batters lost her husband, former Member of Parliament Dave Batters, to suicide after a struggle with severe anxiety and depression. Denise Batters states: “I have taken a cue from Dave in openly discussing mental illness and suicide. I strongly encourage Ottawa residents to make a proactive stand for suicide prevention and join us on September 10th.”

Keith Geraghty, bass player of Friends of Emmet and passionate suicide prevention advocate, said: “This is going to be a very exciting evening for suicide prevention.”

The list of community and national partners with this event also includes: Canadian Mental Health Association – Ottawa Branch, LivingWorks Education Inc, Your Life Counts International, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and the Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Tickets are still available at the Centrepointe Theatre Online Box Office at: http://www.centrepointetheatre.com/events_tickets/ or by calling (613) 580-2700.

For more information, contact:

Scott Chisholm, Founder & CEO
Collateral Damage Project
Phone Office: 807.768.5217
Toll Free; 1.888.835.9041
E-mail: scott@leftbehindbysuicide.org
Website: www.leftbehindbysuicide.org


Lynne Sterritt, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
LivingWorks Education Inc.
Phone: 403.209.0242 ext. 224
E-mail: lynne.sterritt@livingworks.net
Website: www.livingworks.net

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