A Suicide-Safer Community

Brandon & Area SPIN recognizes that the impact of suicide is widespread, affecting families, friends and communities. It is a complex issue with complex contributing factors and, therefore, needs a multifaceted approach with broad community supports to build a Suicide-Safer Community. Since 2001, Brandon & Area SPIN has been involved in a variety of suicide prevention initiatives.

Tell… Ask… Listen… Keepsafe

Seek help from a friend or professional; it is important to have supportive people to reach out to. In seeking help, you may consider:

  • parents, relatives, neighbours and friends
  • school counsellor, teacher or coach
  • family doctors
  • adult friends
  • counsellors
  • clergy/spiritual leaders
  • if you don’t have anyone you feel comfortable talking to, please get help from one of the helplines listed below.

Emergency Contacts

Immediate Assistance 9-1-1

Westman Services

Westman Crisis Services (204) 725-4411 or 1-888-379-7699
Child & Adolescent Treatment Centre (204) 578-2700 or 1-866-403-5459
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (204) 727-3644
YWCA Westman Women’s Shelter (204) 727-3644

Provincial Services

Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line 1-877-435-7170
AFM Gambling Help Line 1-800-463-1554
Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1-877-977-0007
Kids Help Phone (National) 1-800-668-6868
Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services 1-866-367-3276
Sexual Assault Line 1-888-292-7565


Working with a Client who is Suicidal Resource Booklet  Suicide-working_with_the_client_who_is_suicidal_(final)l1

For Brandon’s Crisis Contacts, visit this website:

The Pathfinder Resource Guide – Brandon