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#308CONVERSATIONS

What is #308conversations?

#308conversations is a grassroots campaign spearheaded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that invites each of Canada’s 308 Members of Parliament (MPs) to lead a conversation in their ridings about suicide prevention. Read the media release

 

Why #308conversations?             

More tools for suicide prevention are needed. #308conversations is designed to include Canadians from coast to coast to coast in a national dialogue about suicide prevention.

 

Who is part of #308conversations?

Everyone who wants to be. Raising the profile of mental health issues and encouraging public discussion on suicide prevention awareness is a shared responsibility for all Canadians and across all orders of government.

 

Where will #308conversations take place?

In every riding across Canada. The goal of #308conversations is to have at least one MP-sponsored community meeting take place in each of the 308 ridings across the country.

 

When will #308conversations take place?

Between mid-May and August 2014. The parliamentary launch of #308conversations will take place during Mental Health Week. Following the launch, MPs will convene community conversations between May and August 2014. Drawing on the input from the #308conversations, the Mental Health Commission of Canada will release the community model on suicide prevention in the fall of 2014.

 

www.mentalhealthcommission.ca