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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.

How to Submit your photo:

Step 1: Write or type a message of hope on a piece of paper. 

Step 2: Hold your paper and take a selfie (photo of yourself). Make sure you take it horizontally!

Step 3: Submit your photo using the form below or send it to Make sure it's the highest quality!

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 use copyrighted material

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

Photo/image guidelines

Your photo/image must:

  • Be saved as a .JPG file
  • Be taken horizontally not vertically if taken on your mobile device
  • Be the highest quality possible


Please submit all photos by Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Examples of photos:


What we're aspiring to create:


WSP Web Form

View some of the submissions below:


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

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.