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Sunday, September 10th, 2023 is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Being a First Responder professional can be both rewarding and challenging. From putting yourself on the front line of potentially life-threatening situations to being repeatedly exposed to trauma and the hardships of others.

The stress of being a First Responder can impact you both professionally and personally and sometimes in the form of suicidal ideation.

The mental toll of your profession is further compounded by the need to appear brave, strong, and resilient, which often prevents First Responders from seeking help.

The Encompas Program aims to reduce the barriers and stigma associated with mental health every day by providing culturally diverse mental health and wellness counseling and support, without the added stress of wait lists.

Suicidal feelings can create a darkness where nothing else can be seen. If that is where you are, you are not alone and you deserve support. Asking for help can be the hardest thing to do when you are in that dark place, where all hope seems to be lost. We are here to sit with you in the dark until you find hope again. #itsokaytonotbeokay

Visit encompascare.ca or call us 24/7: 1-866-794-9117

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