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A Suicide Prevention Program is Expanding into Flin Flon.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has announced the expansion of their Roots of Hope suicide prevention initiative to ten communities including Flin Flon.  The Roots of Hope is an approach to preventing suicide that includes five distinct components or pillars with communities drawing from their strengths in identifying specific areas of concern.  The Flin Flon and Area Hope North Community Committee says it enables them to draw on what the other communities involved have learned and draw on one another for support. The ten early adopter communities from across the country have each identified groups that are especially vulnerable to suicide.  These include isolated seniors, youth transitioning to the adult mental health system, parents with young children, middle aged men and Indigenous people so by zeroing in on people at risk and taking a whole of community approach the goal is to knit together a safety net. The whole of community approach allows for a flourishing of supports and broad awareness of their availability for those impacted by suicide.

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