Get Ready, Get Set, Get “Out of the Blue” 2012

February 2, 2012
To build on last year’s success, the South Eastman Suicide Prevention Committee (SESPC) is ecstatic to launch the 2nd annual Out of the Blue campaign.

The “Out of the Blue” campaign can make a difference for people affected by mental illness. Out of the Blue targets high school students, businesses, individuals and community
groups of all sorts in the South Eastman region. The objective is to get people talking about mental health, mental illness and suicide prevention by initiating or getting involved in “Blue Awareness Activities”. Blue Awareness Activities should promote accurate mental health information, encourage help seeking behaviour by open, direct and honest talk about suicide; and spread hope for recovery.

The SESPC includes youth, people affected by or concerned about suicide, community agencies, public health and mental health organizations, and faith-based organization; and is chaired by the South Eastman Health Mental Health Promotion and Illness Prevention Coordinator.

Getting Out of the Blue this year are 5 schools (English, French Immersion and French) and the municipalities of Ritchot, Franklin, Taché, and for a second year, Hanover.

South Eastman Health encourages last year’s participating groups, businesses and individuals of La Broquerie, Ste-Anne, St-Pierre en Boom, Vita and Steinbach to join us and continue to raise a New Voice for Mental Health in 2012. Blue Awareness activities can be registered online. The Blue Awareness Activities that are registered on the website may be eligible to win a Blue Activity Award at the Blue Carpet Gala on May 29, 2012.

The goal is to reach approximately 1000 high school students, their families and the members of their communities.

Please join us on February 15th at 9:00 am in Niverville, at the Collegiate School
(161 5th Ave. S. in the Gymnasium.)

Maria Siemens
Communications Assistant/Events Coordinator
P.O. Box/C.P. 470, rue 94 Principale Street,
MB R0A 0W0