CMHA York South Simcoe CEO Available for Comment on World Suicide Prevention Day

CMHA York South Simcoe CEO Available for Comment on World Suicide Prevention Day

MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release: September 7, 2016
(Newmarket, Wednesday September 7th, 2016) – On Saturday, Sept. 10, Rebecca Shields, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) York South Simcoe will be available to speak to the media about strategies to help reduce the risk of suicide and services available to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in the local community.

The media availability coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day, a global initiative aimed at increasing awareness and breaking the silence about suicide.

The increased profile of suicide prevention created by World Suicide Prevention Day also gives CMHA an opportunity to share information about the expertise, services and programs it provides in communities across Ontario who may be experiencing a mental health issue or illness.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), York Region Branch was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illnesses. We help people learn how to maintain their mental health, look for and identify the signs of mental illness, and get help and support when they need it. Through several locations across York Region and South Simcoe, we provide a wide range of services to assist individuals with their recovery. Our vision: Mentally Healthy People in a Health Society.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact:

Rebecca Shields, CEO
rshields@cmha-yr.on.ca
Mobile: 905-251-3792