Tuesday, September 1, 2009

World Suicide Prevention Day

The 2009 Halifax Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day will be taking place on Sunday, September 13th at 1:30 pm (sharp!). Suicide prevention is everybody's business, so please take a step - with me and many others - toward addressing suicide in our communities in Nova Scotia!

The Walk will begin at Victoria Park, corner of South Park St. & Spring Garden Rd. (across from the Public Gardens) and will proceed down Spring Garden Rd., turn left onto Barrington St., ending at City Hall in Grand Parade, with info booths, refreshments and a guest speaker.

If you belong to a community group that is involved with mental health issues, suicide prevention or have had a booth at the Walk in previous years and wish to have a booth at the 2009 Walk, please email halifaxwalkwspd@yahoo.com with 'Walk Booth' in the subject line of the email and you will be contacted with further information. There is no cost involved in having a booth, but there is limited space.

Also - stay tuned for information about the Halifax Walk Memory Wall and the Halifax Walk Bursary!

If you require further information, please contact Laurel Walker, Coordinator at (902) 830-4986 or Angela Davis, Coordinator, Communities Addressing Suicide Together, CMHA-NS at (902) 466-6600

This is a rain or shine event and is family friendly! Please forward this email to your contacts as you feel appropriate!

The 2009 Halifax Walk can be found on Facebook by searching '2009 Halifax Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day', on the web at www.halifaxwalk.blogspot.com or email at halifaxwalkwspd@yahoo.com

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