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Public Service Announcement
Release Date: September 30, 2017

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Camosun’s Student Society and our Student Mental Health Initiative, Division of Student Experience, we invite you to celebrate our commitment to mental health awareness and a compassionate college community.


Collateral Damage: Those left behind by suicide

Tuesday, October 10 | 6-8pm | Young 216, Lansdowne Campus

Scott Chisholm is the founder of the Collateral Damage Project which advocates for education and evidence-based training on suicide awareness and mental health across Canada. He lost his father to suicide when he was 17 and was left to deal with his pain and recovery in solitude. Scott believed that if he could put a face to the loved ones of those who died by suicide he could help reduce stigma and create desperately needed public dialogue around suicide loss.

Opening performance by slam poet Jeremy Loveday, founder of Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate project.

Student Engagement Sessions

Wednesday, October 11 | 12:30-4pm | Alan Batey Library & Learning Commons (LLC) 151, Lansdowne Campus

A series of student-led engagement discussions on mental health and substance use:

  • 12:30pm - Overview - Chris Balmer
  • 12:40pm - Stigma Free Zone - Robyn Thomas
  • 1:25pm - Voice Up—Substance Use - Mary Harber & students
  • 2:10pm - Cultural Perspectives on mental health - Anna Stein & students
  • 2:55pm - The new Office of Student Support - Lori Horne
  • 3:40pm - Student Mental Health Leadership - Chris Balmer

safeTALK Suicide Alertness Training

Friday, October 13 | 1-4:30pm | Fisher 100, Lansdowne Campus

Instructor: Judy North

safeTALK alertness training prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training to become a suicide – alert helper. safeTALK trained helpers can recognize signs of concern and take action by connecting people with life-saving intervention resources.

Through a generous donation provided by Camosun College, this workshop is FREE for Camosun Students and Employees. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 31 participants. Waitlist will be taken.

Register for this training online session.

Sponsored by the Camosun College Student Society and Division of Student Experience.

student well-being logo, profile of a head with multicoloured hands reaching up inside the mindScott Chisholm


Camosun is supporting the national campaign, in honour of Amanda Todd, who died on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2012. We encourage everyone to wear something purple on October 10 to recognize and promote more awareness about mental health.

Last updated: September 4, 2018 2:02 pm

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