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 7-10 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.

 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.