The Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre, a centre of excellence based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
For over 40 years, we’ve been equipping Canadians with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people considering suicide.
We educate online, in print, and interactively. Our library of over 50,000 suicide-specific items, the largest English-language collection of its kind, informs the work we do.
After taking the workshops we offer, participants feel more equipped to respond to those at risk of suicide. 91% of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training participants reported that they felt more prepared to help someone thinking about suicide.
“Centre for Suicide Prevention gave me the confidence, words and tools to address the needs of someone considering suicide. Having these tools is immensely helpful and continues to serve me in my work with vulnerable people. Thank you for providing this training.”
– Workshop Participant
After reading our resource toolkits, people were more aware of the warning signs of suicide and more confident to share information about suicide.
“Any regular person, even without training, can use a toolkit to guide their conversation to help someone.” – Toolkit reader
Champions of our Buddy Up campaign, a suicide prevention campaign for men, by men, have found it to be an effective way to educate about suicide prevention and how to have a conversation.
“The statistics really shocked me about men and suicide. It got me thinking about our team and the people up in the oil sands and shift work… a lot of people struggle with families, divorce… it hits home.” – Mark W.