Suicide Awareness Society (OSAS) is a Kelowna-based registered
charity whose goal is to raise awareness and to offer support to
survivors of suicide loss.
out of our five board members have personally experienced the pain
and grief of losing a loved one by suicide. All of us recognize
the severity of this public health issue in the Okanagan and the
lack of survivor support for those who are left behind.
Kelowna is one of 14
cities in BC that average more than 10 suicide deaths
each year. Education
and public awareness can help reduce myths and the stigma often
attached to suicide behaviours. By
breaking the silence and secrecy, we hope our society will serve
as a collective voice for others who also desire to build
a suicide-safer community.