Changing the Conversation About Depression and Suicide

The statistics on depression and suicide are staggering:

  • 1 in 4 Canadians has depression significant enough to warrant treatment at some point in their life
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide
  • Depression is the single most significant risk factor for suicide
  • 1 in 10 people will seriously consider suicide
  • Someone dies from suicide every 40 seconds

While depression and suicide ideation can effectively be treated, many individuals do not feel comfortable asking for help due to the stigma associated with mental health concerns.

Also, individuals and their loved ones may be unfamiliar with the warning signs associated with depression and suicide ideation.

Together, let's change the conversation about depression and suicide to spread awareness and reduce stigma.

We are proud to be partnering with the Canadian Mental Health Association to offer a free workshop to help raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide strategies for suicide prevention.

Join us for an interactive presentation and panel discussion!

Topics covered include:

  • Signs and symptoms of depression and suicide ideation
  • Reducing the stigma associated with depression and related mental health issues
  • How family and friends can support a loved one with depression or suicide ideation
  • The role of police and crisis response services


When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), 200 Van Norman St. or online (via Zoom)
Cost: Free (Register by calling 345-5564)
Presenters: Dr. Suzanne Chomycz  & Joy Kolic, Nurse Practitioner

This free 2-hour workshop will be presented by Dr. Suzanne Chomycz & Joy Kolic, Nurse Practitioner.

To register: Please call us at 345-5564