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Arlene Henkelman holds a photo of her son, Levi Busat, at the Ponoka Arena Complex, where he spent so much of his time. Busat died by suicide in April, 2021. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

‘Never feel ashamed’: Ponoka mother speaks about suicide prevention

Arlene Henkelman of Ponoka lost her son, Levi Busat, to suicide in April, 2021

 

A group of about 45 people gathered for the third annual suicide prevention walk, despite the chilly weather. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Ponoka’s third annual suicide prevention walk

Organized by community member Brittany Sande, Ponoka’s third annual Suicide Prevention Walk…

 

Signage for the Distress Centre in Calgary, Alta., is shown on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Distress Centre Calgary says suicide-related calls, texts and chats were up 66 per cent in October compared with the same month in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Dealing with a lot:’ Suicide crisis calls mount during COVID-19 pandemic

People in crisis call a centralized line, which routes them to a distress centre in their community

 

Good turnout for first annual suicide awareness walk

Good turnout for first annual suicide awareness walk

About 40 Ponoka residents came out for the event

Good turnout for first annual suicide awareness walk
US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates

US government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates