A recent Huffington Post article, I Have Mourned 14 Deaths By Suicide, Isn’t That Enough? spells out the sad reality of inadequate support for suicidal persons in Canada today. Alicia Raimundo's point that accessing services is practically impossible when people are suicidal, really resonates with me. In my professional experience I hear of far too many suicidal persons getting sent away from emergency departments due to lack of resources and improper assessment. When they are admitted, effective treatment is seriously lacking, and upon release, referrals and follow-up rarely occur.
That’s why I offer low-cost sliding-fee scale long-term counselling. I do not have a waiting list, and I can connect with people asap by phone, Skype, or in the office. My therapy approach is non-judgmental, attentive, and informed by the research on suicide. If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide please feel free to email me or call Susan at 780-218-7872.
Here’s the link to Raimundo's Huffington Post artice: