Community Social Work Team

Previous Days of Action

The Community Social Work Team works with partners from across campus on "Days of Action", providing information, engaging in discussion, and challenging stigma at the University of Alberta.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed internationally on September 10th.

Suicide is preventable, though many of us have either been impacted by it or know of someone who has. Suicide is not someone else's problem - it's everyone's problem. Developing and maintaining connections, and strengthening our capacity to listen to those in need, are ways we can help build relationships with others and better assist individuals who may be at risk. Help reduce the stigma by talking to your friends, classmates, colleagues, and students about mental health using the downloadable Days of Action Suicide Prevention Toolkit.

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed internationally on October 10th.

According to the World Health Organization, one in five adults experience impacts related to mental health issues. And yet, creating safe spaces to openly talk about our mental health can still be a challenge. Find out more about optimal mental health and how supporting ourselves and each other contributes to reducing the judgment and stigma that continues to surround this conversation.

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