Sentinels, Suicide Prevention

Sentinels, Suicide Prevention

 Suicide Prevention Sentinels


Are you facing significant distress? Are you having thoughts of suicide? While acknowledging these thoughts may be frightening, and you may prefer to ignore them, it is important to recognize the signs and seek help. Suicidal behavior often has observable signs, which makes intervening possible before it is too late.

At SLC, we have a network of Sentinels to offer support to students during periods of distress. Sentinels are members of the SLC community trained in suicide prevention. The role of a Sentinel can be compared to a First Aid Responder; someone who is there to help until the experts or professionals take over. You can speak directly to a Sentinel if you are going through a difficult time or if you wish to help a person in distress. The Sentinels can be identified by a sign on their office door or you may go directly to them without hesitation. The following is a list of teachers and staff who are trained Suicide Prevention Sentinels:

 

Name    Office    Phone

Stephen Adamian rm 360 ext. 464

Christopher Ashton rm  330 ext.527

Andrée-Anne Babin rm  342 ext.522

Annie Bélanger  rm 352  ext. 489

Louis-Alexandre Berthelot rm 358 ext.507

Lisa Birch rm 324 ext. 406

Terri Connolly rm 267  ext. 413

Nicole Anne Daigle rm 266 ext. 218

Meagan Daley rm 319  ext. 417

Diane Denault rm 370  ext. 419

Vincent-Jean Dubé rm 276 ext. 236

Marc-André Frenette rm 342 ext. 470

Carol-Anne Gauthier rm 330 ext. 436

Louise Gauthier rm 324  ext. 428

Claudine Gélinas-Faucher rm 228 ext. 209

Andrée-Anne Giguère rm 355 ext. 421

Julie Gouin rm 237 ext. 291

Pierre-Luc Grondin rm 265 ext. 506

Shirley Jobson rm 269 ext. 241

Suzanne Lemay rm  355 ext. 444

Charles Nadeau rm  148 265

Martin Parent rm 342 ext. 524

Susie Ratté rm 234 ext.201

Alexandre Roussel rm  270 ext. 208

Jason Savard rm 329 ext. 486

Patrick Savard rm  358    ext. 472

France Séguin rm 277 ext. 473

The key signs and behaviours to be aware of that might suggest someone is at risk of suicide follow the acronym – “IS PATH WARM”
I – Ideation (thoughts of suicide)
S – Substance Abuse
P – Purposelessness (lost sense of purpose in life)
A – Anxiety
T – Trapped
W – Withdrawal
A – Anger
R – Recklessness
M – Mood changes

Centre de prévention du suicide:

Any time you need help for yourself or someone you know:
1-866-APPELLE     1 866 277-3553
Need help: http://www.aqps.info/besoin-aide-urgente/
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