This year’s theme of Working Together to Prevent Suicide, was acknowledged by the whole Sarnia Lambton Community as individuals and businesses tied yellow ribbons, wore yellow bracelets, displayed lawn signs and spread messages of Hope. Our Suicide Loss Support Group came together to honor and remember their loved ones with a ceremony by the water, where they shared messages of support. As COVID-19 limited our ability to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day, the Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee proudly produced a Message of Hope video involving those who have been impacted by suicide, and those who have made a commitment to end the stigma surrounding suicide. The result is a beautiful and powerful message of courage, hope and support. The SLSPC wishes to Thank everyone who has made an effort to acknowledge WSPD 2020. All efforts help to keep the conversation going.
Reach out, you matter, you are loved, you are not a burden, you are worthy.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
On September 10th, the SLSPC in partnership with Artopia and Tiny Islands Photography gave voice to community members who have been profoundly impacted by suicide through a photograph exhibit. Their courage and commitment to raising awareness and decreasing the stigma associated with suicide is a testament to what we can achieve as a community. We would also like to Thank community members and businesses for displaying yellow ribbons and signage in support of World Suicide Prevention Day. Give Hope a Voice.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2018
The Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee proudly partnered with Sarnia Speaks to host a conversation on suicide, a topic that has deeply impacted our community. We would like to thank the families who shared their raw, powerful and emotional stories of how their lives have been impacted by suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2017
The Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee would like to thank Lambton Mall and everyone who came out to help us recognize World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2017. The theme of the day was “Take a Minute, Change a Life”.
We were honoured to have Danielle Cooper and Tara Bourque join us to share their personal messages of strength and hope. And Harlin who entertained us with his drumming.
We would also like to extend a huge thanks to those who wore yellow ribbons, who tied yellow ribbons, to businesses who posted information about our event and to anyone who took the time to reach out to someone who may be struggling.
Help, hope and healing are possible.