Suicide Prevention Day was on 10 September and in this special 30 minute presentation, we have a very frank and candid interview with Jerrold Lemko, who shares his personal experience of depression.
(Sunbeams image from r0002 | flagstaffotos.com.au , via Wikimedia Commons)
The message we want to get across is that our mental health is as important as our physical health and wellbeing.
It’s a sign of strength to ask for help, not weakness
Tough Enough To Talk About It – a free information session on Friday 29 September in Vegreville, suitable for the public, managers, safety – call 780 632-7920 (breakfast sponsored by TD Bank)
Some other resources (courtesy of the fantastic Neil Harris, Addiction Prevention – Mental Health Promotion, Central Zone East, Facilitator “Tough Enough To Talk About It” Program, Alberta Health Services) are below.
TOUGH ENOUGH – Resource List
Health Link (24 hour) 811 or 1-866-408-5465
Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
Support Network Crisis Line 1-800-661-4606
Credit Counselling of AB 1-888-294-0076
The Debt Stress Line 1-800-463-3328
Addictions Info & Support 1-866-332-2322
Legal Aid Society Alberta (dial toll free 310-0000 then 780-361-1331)
Family Violence Information Line 310-1818 (AB only)
In Crisis Now www.metanoia.org
Mood Gym http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/
Psych Direct http://www.psychdirect.com
Blue Pages http://bluepages.anu.edu.au/
Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au/
Dep Net http://depnet.ca
Man Therapy www.mantherapy.org
Personal Resources and Recommended Books: