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Suicide Prevention, Awareness, Resources and Education


Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee

Funding Request 

The Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee is seeking community agency funding applications for projects focused on suicide prevention and mental wellness.  In the past, the committee has granted funding for projects such as community gardens, art groups, parenting programs, and formal suicide prevention education and training.

Due to current circumstances related to the pandemic, agencies may be looking at their service delivery models in new and innovative ways to meet the needs of their communities.  Therefore, the committee is encouraging organizations to focus their project funding applications on building capacity and accessibility to their programs and services through digital or virtual platforms (i.e. development of a smart phone application, increased access to virtual support groups, hosting a webinar/ documentary related to mental health/ suicide prevention, etc.).

The deadline for
2021/22 funding applications is November 26, 2021 at 4:30pm.  Organizations will be notified of their application status on or before December 10, 2021.

Please use the link below to view the Grant Funding Guidelines and Application Form.

Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee Grant Funding Application Form

Suicide Prevention 

Prevention Tips

#1: Ask the individual what is happening and if they are having thoughts of suicide

#2: Support the individual through the crisis

#3: Listen to what the individual has to say

#4: Connect the individual to professional support

#5: Offer Hope and let the individual know that there is help available Reference: Smith, M., Segal, J., & Robinson, L. (2019, October). Suicide Prevention. Help Guide. 

Click the image below for a resource on suicide prevention from the Canadian Mental Health Association

 CMHA Brochure

Keeping Yourself Safe - Developing a Safety Plan

It is very helpful to have a written safety plan for when you have thoughts of hurting yourself. Have a trusted family member, friend, or a professional help you to complete this safety plan. Keep this plan somewhere you can see or find easily. Write down the steps you will take to keep yourself safe. Follow the steps. If you follow the steps and still do not feel safe, call a crisis line, get yourself to a hospital emergency room, or call 911.

Click on the safety plan below. This is also a great resource for finding information about what to do when you have suicidal thoughts, how to understand the thoughts and feelings associated with suicide, and how to decrease future occurrences of these thoughts.

Safety Plan

Being Suicide Aware 

What to Look for:  
  • Someone who threatens suicide
  • Someone who appears depressed and withdrawn
  • Someone who self harms
 What to Look For
 What can put us at Risk:  
  • A prior suicide attempt
  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Isolation
  • Grief
  • Loss
What can put us at risk
 What can Keep us Safe:  
  • Positive mental health
  • Asking for help
  • Having positive coping strategies (e.g. exercising, calling a friend, listening to music, etc.)
Reaching Out
 You can Help by:  
  • Asking the individual, "Are you having thoughts of suicide". This will not put any ideas into their head, but will allow you to identify if they are at risk of suicide (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Being accepting and non-judgmental
  • Taking threats seriously
  • Staying calm and listening
How can you help


For more suicide prevention and risk information click here to see the Government of Canada's website



Support Lines

Support Lines




IERHA 24 Hour Crisis Line
Phone: 204-482-5419 or
Toll Free: 1-866-427-8628
 24 hours 7 days a week. Available to anyone in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA)
Mobile Crisis Unit Adult and Youth Teams
Phone: 204-482-5376 or
Toll Free: 1-877-499-8770
If you are in a crisis, someone with mental health training will come to you
Mobile Intake: 8:30 am to 12:00 am 7 days a week
Mobile Adult Team: 2:00 pm to 2:00 am 7 days a week
Mobile Youth Team 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm Monday to Friday
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: 204-482-5361 or
 Toll Free: 1-888-482-5361
Short-term voluntary admission for individuals 15 years and older
Klinic Crisis Line
Phone: (204) 786-8686
Toll Free: 1-888-322-3019
24 hours 7 days a week. Available to anyone 
Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line
Toll Free: 1-877-435-7170
Open 24 hours 7 days a week to help you if you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, if you are concerned about someone else's mental health problems, or if you have been impacted by suicide
 Kids Help Phone
Toll Free: 1-800-668-6868 
 24 hours 7 days a week offering help to anyone between the ages of 5 and 25. Services are offered for free in English and French
 Crisis Services Canada
Toll Free: 1-833-456-4566
Text: 45645
Phone line is available 24 hours 7 days a week for everyone.
Texting is only available available from 3:00 pm-11:00 pm 
 Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services
Phone: 1-866-367-3276
After hours: 1-888-322-3019
Free counselling for anyone in Manitoba who lives on a farm, or who lives in a rural or northern community. Open Monday-Friday from 10am-9pm, however there is an after hours number
 Hope For Wellness
Phone: 1-855-242-3310
Help Line open 24 hours 7 days a week for all Indigenous peoples across Canada  

Note: As a result of COVID-19 some services have suspended their texting support and are only accepting phone calls.


  If it is an emergency call 911 or go to a nearby hospital  





Other Resources



Click on the blue text to be taken to the resource


Your family doctor  If you do not have a family doctor, you can find one here 
 Psychology today If you would like to talk to a professional this is a great website to find someone you think you could trust. This website includes short biographies about the counsellors as well as what insurance plans they cover
 Your family, friends, neighbours, teachers They can be a great resource. If they are unable to talk, they may be able to help connect you to someone you can talk to 
 211 Manitoba A collection of resources that are available in Manitoba. From the home page, click on Mental Health & Addictions then enter your postal code for a series of resources available in your area
 After an Attempt This link contains a resource for taking care of a family member once discharged from the hospital after an attempt
 5 Things Suicide Loss Survivors Should Know - From Someone Who's Attempted Click on the image to read the article
 Five Things to Know
 Surviving Loss Visit Reason To Live to get assistance with learning new coping mechanisms and helping with the grief that follows a suicide
Reason to Live

 Suicide Learning Modules for Health Care Professionals This resources is for physicians and nurses who would like to learn more about suicide. The modules can be found on the Mental Health Commission of Canada website   
 Everyone Matters   This website aims to support youth suicide prevention by providing resources to parents and students



 Apps for your Phone - Click on the image to be directed to the apps website
 Tactica Interactive | Calm In the Storm
Available for free on the App Store
The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) - The LifeLine Canada Foundation 
Download for free on the App Store or Google Play 
Always There App Ranking and Store Data | App Annie 
Available for free on IOS and Android devices
A 'Kids Help Phone' app



 Government of Canada suicide infographic

Suicide In Canada

 Suicidology Handbook: A Journey Toward Health and Hope

Journey of Hope
 Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
 Positive coping strategies to help relieve some stress  

 Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy For Canada

 Living Works 


Mental Health Facts for Adults
 (Click the image to view)

 Infographic Adult
Mental Health Facts for Children & Youth
(Click on the image to view)

Infographic Youth







 The Language of Suicide

 Click on the image below your preferred language to be redirected to the You Tube video


 Language of Suicide - English


Language of Suicide - Ojibwe


 Language of Suicide - Cree


Language of Suicide - Oji-Cree
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 SPARE website page has been endorsed by the Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee. The Interlake-Eastern Suicide Prevention Committee is comprised of community members and community agencies/organizations. The mission of the committee is to support initiatives that are designed to prevent the occurrence of suicide by promoting mental well-being and encouraging help-seeking behaviour through awareness and educational activities. Each year, the committee supports health and wellness initiatives that differ year to year.  


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