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.