Suicide Awareness with Dr. Allison Crawford and Carl Dalton
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This episode of the 10-5 Podcast features a conversation around the topic of suicide that may be triggering for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

Dr. Allison Crawford and Carl Dalton join the 10-5 Podcast to start an important conversation around suicide awareness. This includes:

  • Dr. Crawford’s work to created suicide prevention awareness strategies and programs (4:16)
  • How do we start a conversation about suicide (7:14)
  • Shifts in stigma around suicide and discussing it (13:23)
  • Responding to questions about why people die by suicide and the predictability of suicide (14:46)
  • Prevention strategies or models that are being used currently (18:42)
  • What members can do for each other if they are concerned about a colleague or loved one, recommended and helpful treatments for people experiencing suicide ideation (23:55)

Dr. Allison Crawford is a Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Additionally, she is the Associate Chief of Virtual Mental Health and Outreach at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CaMH) and the Chief Medical Officer of the Canada Suicide Prevention Service.

Carl Dalton is a Registered Social Worker and CEO of Dalton Associates, the organization that powers the Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program.

The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program is available to eligible active and retired OPPA Members:

Telephone - 1-866-794-9117 (Available 24/7)
Email - info@encompascare.ca
Website - https://www.encompascare.ca/

This episode of the 10-5 podcast is produced and hosted by Scott Mills and Joshua Jutras. Carl Dalton appears as a guest host for this episode.

Music – “Line of Fire” by Jason Shaw available at Audionautix.com and used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

If you have any questions about this episode of the 10-5 Podcast, please email us at communications@oppa.ca

The OPP Association is the sole bargaining agent for the close to 10,000 members of the Ontario Provincial Police in Canada. Our members are our focus and our strength. We aim to provide important information to our members and the public about matters that affect policing in the province of Ontario. 

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