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Transitions: Got questions? Get Answers

Transitions was launched nationally on September 27, 2013 at University Hall in Dalhousie University. With a full audience from community organizations, universities, government departments, partners, supporters & endorsers as well as the media, Transitions made its way into the hands of care providers, staff, faculty and students this fall across partner universities in Nova Scotia

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A renewed look at reporting on youth suicide

HALIFAX, APRIL 12, 2013 - The tragic, complex and emotionally intense story of Rehtaeh Parsons has presented many challenges to all of us.  One of these challenges for mainstream media is how to most appropriately report, giving responsible consideration and balance to the many and sometimes competing interests.


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Guidelines for Reporting Teen Suicide

HALIFAX, April 9, 2013 - Today there has been heightened media attention surrounding teen suicide. The loss of any young person to suicide is a tragic situation for the family and the community. While it is important to shed light on the issue of teen suicide and generate discussion about suicide prevention, I would like to take this opportunity to remind, and share with media outlets in Nova Scotia of the importance of adhering to already existing guidelines that have been developed to promote safe and responsible reporting of suicide.

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