|2019 YEG First Responders Military Personnel Mental Wellness Suicide Awareness Conference
September 26, 2019
On September 26, 2019, Legacy Place Society, in collaboration with the Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, Alberta Health Services – Emergency Medical Services, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, will be co-hosting the First Responder, Military Personnel Mental Wellness Suicide Awareness Conference in Edmonton in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.
2019 is the 3rd annual First Responders, Military Personnel Mental Wellness Suicide Awareness Conference in Edmonton. It’s an opportunity for all first responders from police, fire, EMS, 9-1-1, military, corrections, peace officers, sheriffs, fish and wildlife officers, commercial vehicle enforcement, animal and bylaw officers, security personnel, and frontline medical workers and their families to come together in one place to remember the people we have lost to suicide, recognize many today are still suffering in silence, and identify what we can do as a collective to build resiliency and healthy workplaces through awareness and education.
First responders are key stakeholders for our safe and healthy communities, and often fail to recognize they too also require support and care to ensure their health for a long career as well as life after their service.
Please join us this year to learn more about the topic of suicide, the most common concerns around mental health and addictions, how to build resiliency in today's fast-paced world and be a part of the network that is promoting understanding and compassion to reduce stigma and foster hope.