The Your Life Counts Alliance was formed in February 2014 and announced at a Press Conference to launch the YLC Reasons To Live Campaign held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
Read the Media Alert here.
View the Press Conference below
Founding members of The Your Life Counts Alliance are:
Support and encouragement from a number of organizations including Living Works
Our position statement on suicide in our communities as The Your Life Counts Alliance adopts the statement of Living Works - reproduced and quoted with permission:
Suicide is a Community Health problem
"We hold that suicide is best viewed broadly as an issue for the entire community. We invite those with social, public or mental health perspectives to join this broader perspective. Everyone who wants to help is welcome. Many so called 'ordinary' citizens have made anything but ordinary contributions to suicide prevention in modern times. We reject any attempt to maintain an exclusionary position. To make suicide one group's territory is to re-stigmatize suicide in modern clothing by implying that suicide is so special, dangerous or unusual that only some can deal with it. Such a restriction also reduces the range and numbers of people who could help prevent suicide. Suicide is not the domain of any one discipline or viewpoint. We need everyone, working together, to bring an end to the long history of avoiding the community consequences of suicide."
A video of the Your Life Counts Alliance Press Conference recently held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto will be posted here soon.