Cape Breton University to host community Suicide Prevention Session

On Thursday, March 5, Cape Breton University will welcome Registered Nurse, Author, and Mental Health Advocate Janet MacDonald to campus as she delivers a session to the community on suicide prevention.

“Suicide is a very difficult topic to discuss, but it’s also incredibly important to ensure that dialogue around it remains open,” says John Mayich, Director of Student of Affairs. “At Cape Breton University we want to ensure that students, faculty, and staff, but also parents, friends, teachers, and other community members who may be touched by suicide have an opportunity to learn more about what supports are available to them. Learning techniques on how to approach this sensitive topic with someone can have great benefit within our community.”

MacDonald has more than 30 years’ experience working with home care and public health, and has specialized training from the Mental Health Commission on mental health in the workplace. Author of Send Suicide Packing, she also pens a blog on workplace mental health issues with Thrive Global.

This event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 6:00-8:00pm in CBU’s Multipurpose Room (CE 241). MacDonald will also deliver a session to students on campus from 11:30am-1:00pm in CBU’s Multiversity Room.

For more information, please contact Judy Kelley, Manager, Health and Counselling Services, Cape Breton University, at