Suicide Awareness Week September 4-10, 2023.

National Suicide Awareness week brings attention to mental health, resources and training to increase community capacity to support people with thoughts of suicide and to reduce the stigma that stops individuals from seeking help for matters related to mental health.

Join us on September 6th from 3:00-6:30PM for a Living Library Experience 

The City of Spruce Grove, and Roots of Hope Roundtable are hosting a Living Library. Living Libraries are unique events that focus on personal experiences of stigmatization, discrimination, prejudice, resilience, or paths toward change. Living Libraries build empathy by increasing understanding, and challenging stereotypes while building a sense of community among the “readers” (participants) and the “books” (storytellers). This event will be on September 6 from 3:00pm-6:30pm. More information to follow!
Location: Spruce Grove Public Library 
Registration: No registration required
Cost: Free

Join us on September 7th from 5:30-8:30PM for the Roots of Hope Event. 

The event will include: a land teaching by and elder, tree planting and decorating rocks with messages of hope, healing or in honor of a loved one to surround the base of the tree. This community tree will be a means of raising awareness and a location for people to visit who have been impacted by suicide to provide hope and healing.
Location: Walking trail south of WestView Health Centre and Brookview playground
Registration: Eventbrite link below
Roots of Hope : A Suicide Awareness Week Event Tickets, Thu, 7 Sep 2023 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite

Flowers on a tree branch

Other ways to participate during the week:

  • Wear an orange and yellow ribbon during Suicide Awareness Week.
  • Visit the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program website to learn more about suicide and suicide prevention.
  • Sign up and fundraise for the Rotary Run For Life.  100% of the proceeds go back to mental health and suicide initiatives in the community.  The Rotary Run for life also features a memory mile as a remembrance for individuals who died by suicide.
  • If in need of support we offer support groups such as Living with Loss to Suicide Support Group, Attempted Suicide Support Group and Skills for Safer Living.

Details about our annual events will be added to the Community Calendar.

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