On September 10, Vancouver Coastal Health will present "Beyond Stigma: Conversations about mental health, courage and hope". This free, public event coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day to spark conversation about suicide and suicide bereavement.
The evening will begin with a screening of "Four Sisters", a suicide bereavement documentary about survivoriship, suicide and siblings.
Afterwards, we will hear from panelists whose lives have been impacted by suicide including:
Tyler Middleton, "The Peak" radio host
Suzanne Sagmeister, photographer and author
Jane Holland, mental health advocate
A suicide prevention psychotherapist will join the panel for the concluding question and answer period and Vancouver Coastal Health clinicians and community partners will be on hand to provide information about mental health resources for you or your loved ones.
Globally, nearly 3000 people on average die as a result of suicide every day, and about 20 times more attempt to end their lives. Join us for this latest installment of the Beyond Stigma series as we bring some of the brightest minds and speakers to the table to continue the conversation and spark change.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Join us in person at Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital RSVP to Facebook event
Watch the live webcast
OR watch the event from your computer. Note: The livestream will begin at 6:30 p.m. – not 6 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wright, Nurse Educator, VCH at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Stigma (formerly Me Too Conversations) works to change how we view mental health through education and public engagement. A special thank you to mental health advocate and philanthropist Andy Szocs who generously funded the Me Too and Beyond Stigma platforms to help empower those impacted by mental illness.
If you or a loved one have mental health concerns and are a resident of Vancouver, call the Access and Assessment Center (AAC) at (604) 675-3700, visit the AAC located at Level 1, 803 West 12 Avenue, Vancouver, or attend your nearest Hospital Emergency Department. For residents outside of Vancouver city, call the Crisis Center, toll free on 1-866-661-3311 or attend your nearest Hospital Emergency Department.