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World Suicide Prevention Day

Send your message of HOPE for World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, 2020

Share your hope: As people experience the isolation that can come with dealing with COVID-19, more than ever we need to reach out to each other to show we are a community of people who care for one another.

Send your message of hope at this time.

The Mental Health and Addiction Program of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton, and our partners are asking our community to send messages of HOPE as World Suicide Prevention Day (#WSPD2020) approaches on Sept. 10.

We are putting together a photo mosaic with messages of hope for #WSPD2020. Send us your message of HOPE in a photo format, and we’ll make it part of the mosaic of our community.

For example:

  • Take a photo of yourself with a word that represents hope;
  • Chalk, draw, or paint a message or image that represents hope and take a photo of it; or,
  • Send a photo of an image (example a flower) that represents hope.

How to Submit your photo:

Insert your photo using the form below, or send it to

Consent to have your photo used

By sending us your photo, you are agreeing to have your photo published individually, and as part of the #WSPD2020 Mosaic on social media, in our mosaic that will be displayed publicly, on the St. Joe’s website, and in media.

Do not sue copyrighted material

Please use original photos/materials or ones that are not copyrighted


Please submit all photos by Monday, August 24, 2020.

Examples of photos:


What we're aspiring to create:


Suicide Prevention Day Form

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Support  and Resources

If you, or a loved one is seeking help or support, call/click the resources below:

Youth Wellness Centre
905-522-1155 ext. 31725

COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team)

Barrett Centre

Contact Hamilton

Salvation Army Suicide Crisis Line

Telecare Burlington

Distress Centre of Hamilton

Kids Help Phone

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Are You in Crisis?

Help is available. If you are in Hamilton:

  • Go to the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Charlton Campus (50 Charlton Ave. E.) and tell the doctor if you are having thoughts of suicide.
  • Call the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905-972-8338 or online at
  • Call the Salvation Army Crisis Line at 1-855-294-HOPE or online at
  • In an emergency, call  9-1-1.

Across Canada, you can find a crisis centre:

There are many on-line websites with information and support about suicide prevention.  The websites listed above can guide you to many more resources. Please note that these links are provided for information purposes only and St. Joe’s is not responsible for their content.