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In honour of International Survivors of Suicide Day (November 23, 2019)

Vancouver Island Crisis Society - Supporting the Resilience of Suicide Survivors

Supporting the Resilience of Suicide Loss Survivors

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is offering an informative two-hour workshop that will explore the physiological, emotional and spiritual aspects of suicide loss and the impacts of loneliness, isolation, stigma, and bereavement on our emotional and physical health. Join us in Nanaimo on November 25, 2019, for this comprehensive presentation.

Our Crisis services are listed in two regional editions of the Overdose Prevention 2019 Resource Guide, published by Black Press.

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is included among many sources of support in the important and informative Overdose Prevention 2019 Resource Guide's Central Island edition. Our Crisis Services are advertised on page 25 and are listed on page 29. A Greater Victoria edition, issued in April 2019, also lists our Crisis Services shown on page 35. The guides include articles and features to foster discussion about the risks of drug overdose, inform readers about prevention, and provide step-by-step instructions to save the life of someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

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Read about Sharing Knowledge as we present our latest School Programs, Community Education Programs, and show where we've been on Vancouver Island in 2018-19 as we delivered these programs and participated in community gatherings.

Check out our commercial!

And then there's Radio!

Here is the second commercial produced by Island Radio in 2019:

It's about why some people reach out for support to our Crisis Services.

Thank you to the team at Island Radio for all their support and help! ❤️

These folks have also kindly helped us promote
upcoming Crisis Line Volunteer training sessions.

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is all about community and is dedicated to making their radio stations the voices of the cities they serve. Their philosophy is simple: Local, Local, Local. By working with organizations like ours, they further their mandate in a very relevant way. The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is grateful for the continued support provided by the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. Lives are saved because of this important message being broadcast to our communities.