The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)

Today in Canada approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide. In addition, approximately 210 others will attempt to end their lives by suicide today. For each death by suicide it has been estimated that the lives of 7-10 bereaved ‘Survivors” are profoundly affected. This means that today in Canada 77-110 people will become newly bereaved by suicide.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) provides information and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour. CASP’s ultimate purpose is to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

The CASP website suicideprevention.ca provides information and resources related to:

Coping with Suicide Loss, including:

  • A message for suicide survivors
  • Coping Strategies For those Living With Suicide Grief
  • A guide for supporting those living with suicide loss
  • Information on suicide memorials
  • Reflections On Suicide Prevention Awareness Education
  • List of survivor support centres in each province and territory

Understanding Suicide, including:

  • What is suicide?
  • Suicide in Canada
  • Suicide and high risks groups
  • Suicide prevention in schools
  • Suicide and the workplace
  • The impact of language when discussing suicide
  • Media guidelines for presenting information about suicide

Ways to get Involved with CASP, including:

  • The 2016 CASP Conference
  • World Suicide Prevention Day
  • The Suicide Safer Communities Initiative
  • Becoming a Member of CASP
  • Donating to CASP
  • Taking action (click here for more detail)

News and Resources, including:

  • General Education (English and French)
  • Coping with stress
  • Coping with suicide loss
  • Coping with suicidal thoughts
  • After a suicide attempt
  • Suicide prevention
  • Suicide prevention at work
  • Suicide awareness guidelines
  • Building a Suicide Safer Community
  • Suicide statistics

The CASP website also provides Helpful Resources for people:

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was incorporated in 1985 by a group of professionals who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour. They envision a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long-living, socially responsible, and optimistic about the future.

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