Where to go if YOU or a friend or family member need help with mental health issues or crises:
- Fraser Health Crisis Line 604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444
- BC Mental Health Support Line 310-6789 (no area code)
- Suicide Hotline 1-800-suicide
Thursday is Bell’s 2021 “Let’s Talk” day, an annual reminder to reach out to each other and provide mutual support for mental health.
Help us support the Langley and Chilliwack barber shop Sweeney’s, who have generously offered their support to the BeMorr Society.
If you or members of your family have ever known someone has taken their own life, firstly, my condolences on your loss. I’m sure that at the time, you had many, many thoughts about how the tragedy of suicide could have been prevented. Every year, more than 4000 people take their own lives in Canada. One is too many, of course. And suicide leaves so many of us with self-doubt, trauma, and so much more to cope with.
One family is working hard to offer better access to support services for families and individuals, with the aim of suicide prevention without the obstacles of cost, or accessibility. Tragically, after losing his own father to suicide in 2013, Brook Morrison took his own life in September 2020, at the age of only 26. The Morrison family has founded the BeMorr Society to provide education, peer support, and funding for access to mental health care in the Fraser Valley, and beyond.
One of my guests today is Brook’s sister in law, and is also now the Director of Education and Media for the newly-formed BeMorr society. She is a first responder and is proud to bring aid and help to the society named for her brother in law, and to assist in their suicide prevention efforts.
Please help me welcome Danielle Morrison.
And my second guest today is Brook’s proud Mom, who is also now the Executive Director for the society. She is also an Author and realtor, and she is from Abbotsford.
Please help me welcome Anne-Mari Morrison.