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What is a Suicide Safer Community?

A Suicide Safer Community is one that has demonstrated:

      • A commitment to suicide prevention,
      • providing compassionate care,
      • support to those bereaved by suicide, and
      • promoting the mental health and wellness of its citizens.

 

Suicide-Safer Communities are passionate in their belief that suicides are preventable and that prevention is a shared responsibility where every person has the potential to make a difference and save a life.

It is a community that believes that everyone has a fundamental right to have a future filled with hope and possibility. These communities acknowledge their resopnsibility to ensure that in times of emotional distress its citizens have access to the necessary supports and resources.

Suicide-Safer communities have developed action plans for suicide prevention, intervention, support those bereaved by suicide and have built their capacity to address suicide prevention in a thoughtful and practical way.