Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Together, the Province of Prince Edward Island and the Canadian Mental Health Association - PEI Division have developed a Provincial Suicide Prevention Action Plan.
The focus of the action plan is to build HOPE for individuals and for communities and to challenge factors that contribute to hopelessness. The model of HOPE is made up of these three building blocks and key action areas:
Goal #1: Hear
Create safe spaces for Islanders to share and receive safe messaging about suicide and mental wellbeing in supportive environments.
Reduce stigma in communities to break down barriers that prevent individuals from seeking help and to foster programs that provide hope and support.
Monitor and understand suicide in PEI to inform current and future suicide prevention efforts.
Goal #2: Help
Increase access points for care for timely access to a variety of services for Islanders struggling with suicidality.
Support an individual's circle of care to help ensure comprehensive support networks are kept informed and equipped to provide appropriate, ongoing help.
Equip staff to use person-centered approaches to care.
Goal #3: Heal
Treat the complexity of suicide to help address the root causes that can bring a person to hopelessness and suicide.
Support staff to maintain effective and meaningful care for individuals dealing with suicidality.
Ensure holistic case management to allow for healing by providing individuals with consistent support that is managed and followed along the pathway of care.
The building blocks of hope and the actions items put forward in this strategy draw strength from the fact that the responsibilities lie within each of us, all levels and departments of government and in each of our communities.
Canadian Mental Health Association - Prince Edward Island Division
Box 785 - 178 Fitzroy Street
Phone: (902) 566-3034
Fax: (902) 566-4643