As we navigate these turbulent times do not lose hope-there are many questions and solutions to be worked out and you are not alone in your questions and concerns. Remember with those questions, you also have the power to bring ideas that can lead to solutions. Be kind to yourself, these are not challenges you could have anticipated or planned for and you are doing your best. Say this to yourself- I am enough. Say it until you believe it. Recognize the things in your control and the things that are not within your control.

To handle the challenges ahead we need all of us. If you are feeling idle, useless, worthless, shift those hands and thoughts to volunteering and you will see just how valuable you are. This will not solve all your problems but by being connected you will also connect to people who can help support you. You are not alone in your fears, the things that make you anxious or the ways in which you feel your family will be impacted. Don’t let your story end here.

Important Numbers for Adults

• Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is in danger
• Call Access 24/7 for mental health support 780-424-2424
• Call the distress line for phone support 780-482-4357
• First Nations & Inuit Mental Health for Wellness call 1-855-242-3310

 Important Numbers for Youth
• Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is in danger

• Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for support 780-342-2701
• Kids Help Phone for phone support 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
• First Nations & Inuit Mental Health for Wellness call 1-855-242-3310

 How can I get resources?

You can visit the website www.thecspp.org or visit the Stony Plain FCSS office at #107, 4613-52 Avenue Stony Plain, AB.  Many of the materials are on display.

What is the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program (CSPP)?

The CSPP serves the Tri-Region of Stony Plain, Parkland County and the City of Spruce Grove to build awareness, education and to connect people with support for suicide and mental health. 

What are the Goals of the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program?

1.  To reduce the number of suicides occuring in the region.

2.  To eliminated the stigma and allow people to speak openly about suicide and mental health.

3.  To educate and increase awareness about issues surrounding suicide and mental health.

What is the Creating Hope project?
The Creating Hope project is a partnership between the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program and the Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) to reduce stigma around suicide and mental health.  The project funds a Community Development Coordinator to provide resources and educate at schools, organizations, workplaces and events about mental health and suicide.  
 Why is it important to reduce stigma for suicide and mental health?
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, for every 1 suicide - there are 5 self inflicted injuries, 25-30 attempts, and 25-135 people profoundly affected by suicide loss.  In children and youth (10-19) and young adults (20-29) suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.  In adults (30-44 years), suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death.  Many people don't understand that mental health is an illness - it is like having diabetes, heart disease or cancer.  Due to stigma, more than 50% of mental health illness is untreated and lead to self-harm behaviour.  Raising awareness allows people to get help when it is needed.     
How can I arrange for a speaker?

The CSPP Community Development Coordinator will come to schools, community groups, clubs or workplaces to raise awareness about mental health and suicide.   Call the office at 780.963.2151 Ext. 1955 or visit our website www.thecspp.org.

 

Our office is open Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30

Please make an appointment to ensure the Community Development Coordinator is not out for a session.