Suicide Awareness Survivor Challenge

Aug 30, 2017

Western Health is pleased to partner with Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, to host a team-building program for suicide awareness during Grenfell Orientation 2017.

The goal of this program, titled the “Suicide Awareness Survivor Challenge,” is to promote suicide prevention, approaching the issue in a positive way. The interactive team challenges correspond to suicide prevention messages, such as knowing the warning signs, where to get help, and eliminating stigma associated with suicide.

More than 200 students participating in Grenfell Campus’s orientation activities will form four teams and compete in this challenge on September 4, 2017. Each team will be assigned a different colour: red, yellow, blue or green – these colours are represented in the kite that the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention has chosen as the symbol for World Suicide Prevention Day. The kite symbolizes a person lost by suicide and the string is the connection that we will have with them forever.

Western Health and community partners are hosting Survivor Challenges throughout the Western region. If you are interested in hosting an event or locating an event in your community, please call 634-4171.


Media contact:

Tara J. Pye Director of Communications Western Health
T: 637-5252

Melanie Callahan Communications Advisor Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
T: 709-639-2582