BC launches Let’s Talk about Suicide resource

September 15, 2021
The Government of British Columbia has launched new training materials that faculty and staff can use to better support students who are experiencing mental health crises. BCcampus’ Let’s Talk about Suicide: Raising Awareness and Supporting Students is a digital anti-stigma resource that raises awareness about how to support students. The tool provides case scenarios that participants can use to practice providing support to students in crisis, and that can be used in training sessions or as individual study. “Now more than ever, post-secondary students, faculty and staff need access to mental health supports,” said Sheila Malcolmson, BC Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “This new suicide prevention resource will help faculty and staff start courageous conversations with students, so that people who are struggling know someone cares, and that there is help and hope.” BC | BCcampus | Kamloops BC Now (BC)