September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

Posted: September 17, 2021

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

As we work together as a caring and loving community, we are reminded that we can all have a role in helping/guiding/supporting someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide or are dealing with loss from suicide.  Small actions can have a huge impact.  When someone is struggling...

   Check in with them regularly to see how they are doing

    Listen supportively to what they have to say

    Remember that you don’t have to have all the answers

    Know and introduce them to resources in their area, if they need additional support

   Be prepared to assist them in finding information, but don’t take over


This week, every student and staff at Natoaganeg School received a laminated bookmark and a flameless votive. 

The bookmark has a message of light and hope in Mi’kmaq and English.  The message and the light from the candle is a reminder of the hope and strength that we bring to each other and the courage to reach out without judgement or shame.