Starting a Conversation About Suicide Awareness: Foundational Training for Students was adapted from University of Victoria’s training Let’s Talk: A Workshop on Suicide Intervention, which was written and developed by Dawn Schell, Manager, Mental Health Outreach and Training at the University of Victoria.
A thank you is extended to the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training for its support, to BCcampus for its collaborative leadership, to the Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Group, and to the adaptation authors and collaborators whose knowledge and expertise informed this adapted version.
Thank you to Matty Hillman for piloting this workshop with students in November 2021, and to the five post-secondary students from around the province who participated in the training, wrote scenarios, and offered feedback. See Appendix 4 for the list of authors, contributors, and advisory group members.
The development team and authors who worked on this resource are located throughout British Columbia and Canada, and they wish to acknowledge the following traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories from where they live and work: Algonquin Anishinabeg Territory in Ottawa, Ontario; xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, B.C.; Syilx Okanagan Territory in Kelowna, B.C.; Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen)/Songhees territories in Victoria, B.C.; and the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in Port Moody, B.C. We honour the knowledge of the peoples of these territories.