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About This Section

Suicide is real concern to all of us - our brother, sisters and kin within the BC motion picture sector - as we face the reality that we have lost colleagues, family members and friends to suicide. The BC Crisis Centre reports that in 2020 there were 609 deaths by suicide in BC alone, and one in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. The resources below will all help us in increasing the awareness, education, and safe support available for those who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts.


Coping with Suicidal Thoughts

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention; Information on Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Resources

Alcohol Use and Suicidal Fact Sheet

Of the 4,000 suicide deaths in our country each year, almost one in four involve alcohol. Research shows that heavy drinking may increase the risk of suicide by impairing decision making and making self-regulation more difficult.

Crisis Centre BC

Immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgemental, confidential support and follow-up through 24/7 phone lines and online services. Crisis Centre BC also offers education and training programs that promote mental wellness and equip schools, organizations and communities to assist people at risk of suicide

Toolkit for People who Have Been Impacted by a Suicide Loss

There is no single way or “right” way to cope with a death by suicide. Everyone’s relationship with the person who has died is different. This means the loss will affect people differently. This This toolkit covers a range of topics

Talk Suicide

An online and telephone service for Suicide Prevention

Toolkit for People who Have been Impacted by a Suicide Attempt

There is no single way or “right” way to cope with thoughts of suicide. People will experience thoughts of suicide differently and therefore, coping with these thoughts will be different for every individual. This toolkit covers a range of topics.

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