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Story telling

Community Suicide Prevention

Why Do Stories Matter?

Those who have recovered and are successfully managing a mental health problem or mental illness play an important role in combating stigma. Their stories of hope and recovery are influential to changing how people think about suicide prevention, and how they react and treat those struggling with their mental health. Family members, friends and caregivers who support someone who is thinking about suicide and/or who have lost someone to suicide also play an important role as a speaker in destigmatizing suicide.

People with lived experience are at the centre of Roots of Hope. We will support the health and well-being of people with lived experience who are involved to ensure their voices are respected and heard in safer spaces

Meet Kanaar!

Kanaar’s mission is to guide youth and underrepresented groups with the socio-emotional awareness to begin using their voice as a tool to create change. He is an experienced storyteller and has helped many people learn how to Let Your Soul Talk. He is working with people with lived experience to develop ways we can support those who have contemplated and those who have lost to suicide tell their stories to bring change.

We support story Tellers:

Join a network of people who are sharing their story to break down stigma

Take a leadership position in building awareness and reducing stigma in your community

Share your story to guide changes in awareness, support and programming


Do you want to share your story?

Join our network of people who are sharing their story to make changes in their communities. Tell us little bit about yourself and what you hope people will understand or do differently after they hear your story.