Take it seriously (50 - 75 % of all people who attempt suicide tell someone about their plan)
Ask them questions
Encourage them to seek professional help, offer to help schedule an appointment if necessary
If they will allow it, offer to go to the appointment with them
Take action. If the person is threatening or making specific plans for suicide they require immediate attention and should not be left alone
Remove any firearms, drugs or sharp objects from their environment
Take them to a walk-in clinic or a hospital emergency room
Follow-up with the them and offer support and encouragement after they begin treatment
Announcing our new CEO!
We are proud to announce that the AMHS-KFLA Founding CEO has been recruited - Don Seymour will be leading our newly amalgamated agency. Find out more
LAACMHS & FCMHAS Amalgamate April 1st 2015
As of April 1st, Lennox & Addington Addiction and Community Mental Health Services and Frontenac Community Mental Health & Addiction Services will amalgamate to become one streamlined agency:
Addiction & Mental Health Services - Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
The Referral process for the new agency and all existing telephone numbers will remain unchanged during this transition.
With its head office in Kingston, client service sites will be maintained in Amherstview, Kingston, Napanee, Northbrook, Sharbot Lake and Verona.
The long-standing close working relationship between our agencies will ensure a seamless transition. AMHS-KFLA will have one Board of Directors and a Founding CEO – yet to be recruited – supported by the existing leadership team and 250 highly-qualified staff. Marion Wright will be Interim CEO.
The South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has worked on the redesign of addiction and mental health services for over two years in close consultation with our agencies, clients, caregivers and other community partners, focusing on access to services, improved client flow and efficiencies. Similar integrations are taking place among other agencies in South Eastern Ontario.
This new system will enhance how we provide quality, client-centered services. Together with the South East LHIN, we are committed to no interruptions or reductions in service, and continuing to provide the best possible supports to our community.
Regular updates will be provided through email and information posted on our website as we move through this time of transition.
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