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Date(s) - 09/09/2016
8:30 am - 10:00 am

RA Centre, Clark Hall


Suicide Prevention Day

Hosted by The Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition (OSPC)

What: Breakfast event to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day.

Date: Friday September 9th , 2016

Place: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive in the Clark Hall.

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental breakfast

          8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Presentations

Cost: Free

Language: Bilingual (French and English)

Register: email CMHA at reception-t@cmhaottawa.ca or call at (613) 737-7791


Two Programs:

Program 1 (English)

‘Surviving Moment to Moment: The experience of living between life and death
for those with repeat suicide attempts’.

Speaker: Yvonne Bergmans, MSW, RSW, Suicide Intervention Consultant, Lecturer-University
of Toronto, Suicide Studies Research Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.

Participants will learn about:

  • Program

  • Research behind it

  • Participants in the intervention identify what is needed so they are able to feel connected, are able to communicate, and know that there are people who care.

Program 2 (French)

‘The Community Post-Suicide Support in Ottawa Project’

Speaker: Renée Ouimet, MSW,RSW Coordinator of the Ottawa Suicide Prevention Coalition
and Post Suicide Support Team at Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch

Participants will learn about:

  • Current review of the post suicide support team (PSST) response in Ottawa, which aims to increase visibility and uptake of the PSST, while ensuring

    evaluations can be completed and findings implemented on an ongoing basis.


Suicide prevention