Roots of Hope: A Community Suicide Prevention Project

We are very pleased to provide you with a current update on the work of the Hamilton Roots of Hope Suicide Prevention & Life Promotion Project.  Roots of Hope is a community-based model that supports populations across Canada in reducing the impact of suicide in their communities.  This model was developed and is supported by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. 

In 2021 Hamilton became an Early Adopter of the Roots of Hope Suicide Prevention Project.  The Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch serve as program leads and ground our work in a coordinated, evidence-informed community suicide prevention approach.  Five pillar projects are currently being implemented. 

We are very grateful for the participation and support of community agencies, hospitals, primary care, public health and first responders in advancing this work.  As we approach World Suicide Prevention on September 10th, 2023, please take a few minutes to review the attached report. We welcome your thoughts and suggestions for future pillar projects for our community

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Roots of Hope Case Studies: Spotlight on Hamilton (.pdf, 696kb)