Greetings, CMCC Campus Community.
Today, September 10, 2021, Campus Health supports World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). The WSPD campaign aims to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. This year, the focus is on creating hope through action. For many reasons, people are often reluctant to reach out to someone showing warning signs that they may be having suicidal thoughts. There is often the fear of not knowing what to say or making the situation worse. It is important to remember, there is no one ‘right thing’ to say. Showing empathy, compassion, genuine concern, and having knowledge of resources are key to suicide prevention.
To that end, there are a number of support and resources available for students and staff on CMCC BeSafe webpage. Additionally, you may also reach out for personal counselling by emailing Karen Rice, CMCC’s Student Success Counsellor. It’s ok to talk.
Please take care of yourself and each other. A small gesture of compassion and kindness can go a long way.