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Art was created and destroyed at the Arts Station on Monday Mar. 7 as part of the 2nd Annual Fernie Dragathon to raise suicide awareness and raise funds for mental health support services. (Image courtesy of Ev Eijsermans)

Fernie’s Dragathon for suicide awareness kicks off

An Art Cleansing Session was held at the Arts Station on Monday

 

Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Cariboo hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

 

Isabella GiaV ready to hit the slopes. (Contributed by Isabella GiaV)

Mighty moose dragathon raises funds for mental health awareness

Drag performers will be doing laps of the Mighty Moose at FAR next week to raise funds for the Elk Valley Suicide Taskforce

 

Signage for the Distress Centre in Calgary, Alta., is shown on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Distress Centre Calgary says suicide-related calls, texts and chats were up 66 per cent in October compared with the same month in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Dealing with a lot:’ Suicide crisis calls mount during COVID-19 pandemic

People in crisis call a centralized line, which routes them to a distress centre in their community

Signage for the Distress Centre in Calgary, Alta., is shown on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Distress Centre Calgary says suicide-related calls, texts and chats were up 66 per cent in October compared with the same month in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A study led by UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Sophia Frangou, published on Mar. 12, 2020, found that children with psychological problems, children exposed to family conflict and children who spend more time using digital devices were more likely to report suicidal thoughts. (PxHere)

Study led by B.C. prof finds 8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

A study led by UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Sophia Frangou, published on Mar. 12, 2020, found that children with psychological problems, children exposed to family conflict and children who spend more time using digital devices were more likely to report suicidal thoughts. (PxHere)
Community members reach for resource material regarding mental health services in the Elk Valley. Paige Mueller/The Free Press

Community gathers to grieve, learn at suicide information night

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force hosted the first ever suicide information evening this week

Community members reach for resource material regarding mental health services in the Elk Valley. Paige Mueller/The Free Press
The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force was created earlier this year and strives to support an open dialogue about suicide. Photo Submitted

Elk Valley Suicide Task Force to host information night

The suicide information night will be held on February 12, 2020

The Elk Valley Suicide Task Force was created earlier this year and strives to support an open dialogue about suicide. Photo Submitted