September 20, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About the Session:
Suicide prevention cannot be accomplished by one person, organization or institution alone. It is complex, requiring ownership from the whole community. In practice, community-wide suicide prevention is unique to each community, making it difficult to know where to start. In this panel presentation, the Mental Health Commission of Canada will spark a dialogue about community suicide prevention through an interactive, moderated panel discussion, focused on: community engagement, planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability strategies/approaches to support a collective action for community-wide suicide prevention.
Karla Thorpe is the Director, Prevention and Promotion Initiatives with the Mental Health Commission of Canada responsible for leading various projects and activities guided by the Mental Health Action Plan for Canada including recovery, housing, peer support, and suicide prevention. She also coordinates the Commission’s activities related to emergency services workers.
Sidney Stacey is currently the Director of Administration and Assistant Professor (PT) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University and Chairs the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton and Co-Chairs the LHIN 4 Regional Suicide Prevention Committee. He has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in academic health science centres, community hospitals, research institutes, and universities.
Greg Zed holds membership as a forensic suicidologist with the American Association of Suicidology and is the Chair of one of the most active local Community Suicide Prevention Committees in New Brunswick that ties.