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May 21, 2024

CIPSRT Webinar: Overview of a peer-led caring contact intervention following calls to a crisis line by public safety personnel

Friday, June 7, 2024
1:00 pm CST  |  3:00 pm EDT

Public safety personnel and their families are disproportionately affected by suicidality and adverse mental health outcomes. There has been a strong preference for peer-led supports and informal services due to barriers to help-seeking including a culture of stoicism and mental health stigma. This webinar highlights the importance of suicide prevention and introduces a novel peer-led caring contacts intervention for public safety personnel in crisis who call a crisis line. Learn the rationale, status, and current perspectives on this ongoing study including the current efforts put forth by 988 and Boots on the Ground, and the discussion the intervention’s pillars of instilling hope, connection, and validation, with the goal of mitigating suicidality and increasing help-seeking among public safety personnel.

Presented by:

Dr. Janet Ellis
Sunnybrook Hospital

Dr. Allison Crawford
University of Toronto

Dave McLennan
Boots on the Ground

Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton
University of Regina

This event will be presented in English with the option of simultaneous captions or audio translation in French.

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