The London Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council announced at their annual Lifting the Silence Walk on September 10th, World Suicide Prevention Day, that they are embarking on an organizational rebrand. This rebrand will involve many things but most importantly a new name. They will now be referred to as Suicide Prevention Middlesex-London (SPML) – putting suicide prevention at the forefront of their work.
SPML has been around since 1990. They are a group of volunteers dedicated to reducing the impact of suicide on individuals, families and the community. As a council, they work to provide public awareness, education and advocacy in regards to suicide risk and prevention. SPML offers a variety of training opportunities, including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK.
Through their work, they strive to:
- Address stigma and discrimination
- Support survivors of suicide (individuals who have lost someone to suicide) and survivors of suicide attempts
- Reduce suicide and suicidal behaviour in the community
To find more information about the Council and the work they do, visit: lmspc.ca.