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Speak Out On Suicide: Canada AM

Catalogue Number:  CTV523
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  97:00

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SPEAK OUT ON SUICIDE is part of a week-long 2+ hour series on CANADA AM during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), Oct 2 – 8, an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. You will hear stories of heartbreak told from the perspective of people who have dedicated themselves to saving the lives of others, including:

  • Military family members who saw a loved one off to Afghanistan to put his life on the line, only to lose him to suicide after he came home
  • A hockey player who, like Wade Belak, once played the role of NHL "enforcer" and was almostdriven to suicide
  • A mother who lost her teenaged daughter who wants to share with others what she has learned
  • Leading experts on mental health who will talk about what we know about suicide and what needsto be done to save more lives

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