This program was made possible by the COVID -19 Emergency Community Support Fund provided by the Government of Canada and United Way of Central NB.

Government of Canada
United Way Central NB

Special Thanks to:

Andrew Martel, Kayla-Renee Ossachuk, Karen Frampton, Norah Profit, James Nowlan, Kristin Elton, Sarah Fowler, Olivia Frigault, Michala Keeler, Lyndsay Holwell, Melissa Vienneau, Amber Flynn, & Mark Depow

CRMHAA is a strong advocate for persons with mental illness and their families in Fredericton. Here’s how our charity makes a difference in your community:


  • Advocating for mental health clients and their families within the mental health system.

  • Employment support for those ready to return to work or education.

  • A place to learn life skills, regain confidence and respect within our REACH program.

  • Facilitating support groups for mental health clients, caregivers of mental health clients, and those impacted by the suicide of a loved one.

  • Educating the public and corporations on mental health matters.

  • Offering certification in Suicide Intervention and Mental Health First Aid.


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Suicide Intervention Program

    • Course Outline

    • Introduction

    • Engaging in conversation

    • Tips for active listening

    • Starting the conversation

  • 2

    UNIT 2: Common Myths and Misconceptions

    • Common Myths and Misconceptions

    • Myth/Truth

    • Video - Suicide Misconceptions

    • Quiz - Common Myths

  • 3

    Unit 3: Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Protective Factors

    • Risk Factors

    • Factors

    • Warning signs

    • Sudden positive shift

    • Protective Factors

    • Video - Warning Signs

    • Quiz - Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Protective Factors

  • 4

    Unit 4 - Language

    • Language

    • Responsible conversations

    • Person-first language

    • Examples of person-first language

    • Asking questions

    • When someone confides in you

    • Video - Language

    • Quiz - Language

  • 5

    Unit 5 – What to do

    • What to do

    • Imminent risk

    • If the threat is not imminent

    • Quiz - What to do

    • Canadian & New Brunswick Phone Listings

  • 6


    • Canadian & New Brunswick Resources for Suicide Prevention

    • Sources & Citations