Québec Suicide Prevention Week

02/02/2022 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor Québec’s Suicide Prevention Week is January 30th to February 5th. In Québec, three times more people take their own lives than die in road accidents. That’s 3 suicides a day. As well, the highest suicide rates are among men between the ages […] See more

A Rescue Line

01/04/2022 Raymond Viger 0

Self-Expression Through the Arts The young person on the precipice of suicide is isolated, alone, focused on the self. Communicating with the outside world is difficult. At our community drop-in centre, we’ve created a milieu in which we can accommodate young people. They are given […] See more

Phases of the Mourning Process; Protest

06/04/2021 Raymond Viger 2

This phase can come about very quickly if the first phase (shock) is particularly long. The mourner searches for reasons why the death came about. When those answers don’t readily appear then anger, rage and resentment can ensue, not to mention shame and guilt. The […] See more

Phases of the Mourning Process; Shock

05/04/2021 Raymond Viger 2

At first the mourner is in shock. He/she will continue to live a normal life. The suicide won’t have made make much of a psychological impact, from all outward appearances. In reality, the mourner hasn’t accepted what has happened as a real fact. He/she can’t […] See more

Mourning a Suicide

04/04/2021 Raymond Viger 2

“A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that’s what it’s for.” – Arthur Miller, playwright,  After the Fall, 1964. (Act 1) A suicide has many victims. Those around the deceased in their final days will likely all be deeply affected, as will you, the suicide prevention […] See more