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In Connection Newsletter
The August 2016 edition of the Crisis Society's In Connection newsletter totals 36 pages and contains detailed articles about Soles Remembering Souls, Indigenous Youth Wellness Project, Vancouver Island Depression, Risk for Suicide in Construction Industry, Physician-Assisted Death, the Zero Suicide initiative, and much more.
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The Vancouver Island Crisis Line is an emergency service and statistics show that reaching out to talk to someone in a time of crisis can prevent thoughts of suicide from becoming actions. This service saves lives daily and it should be a priority that it is available to all, no matter the age or the vicinity. In the past year many of our community partners reported that their clients only have the ability to communicate via text due to financial strain or isolation. We hope that you will consider adding the Vancouver Island Crisis Society to your list of donation recipients this year so that we can sustain our Crisis Chat and Crisis Text services. Please donate via the CanadaHelps.org! Thank you!
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The 15th post by a GRASP student is a poem by someone who has faced the challenges of feeling unsupported in life. GRASP can provide the means to support and create change for those feeling alone. Find out about GRASP (Growth, Resilience, Acknowledgement, Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Personal Planning).
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.