February 24, 2021 is Pink Shirt Day

How did Pink Shirt Day Originate?

 

In 2007 in Nova Scotia, Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and a few friends saw that a Grade 9 student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.

 

They knew they had to do something to show that this kind of behavior was not OK.

 

They decided to go out and buy a bunch of pink shirts and hand them out to other students to wear.

 

By the end of that week, most of the students in the school were wearing pink shirts to show support for the Grade 9 student who was bullied.

 

This year, Pink Shirt Day is on February 24.  It is a day when people come together by wearing pink shirts to school or work to show they are against bullying.

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/what-is-pink-shirt-day

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/

 

New Free Mental Health Program in Saskatchewan

There is a new free program for mental health in Saskatchewan.  It is called BounceBack, and offeres anyone 15+ years support.

 

Check out:

 

https://bounceback.cmha.ca/welcome/

 

for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Services in & around Regina, SK during COVID-19

CMHA Saskatchewan FREE Mental Wellness Support Line.  The Wellness Support Line is for anyone who needs to talk about how they are doing during the pandemic.

Regina 1-306-535-4292

Provincial Division 1-306-421-1871

Youth Line 1-306-730-5900

 

THRIVE Walk – In Counselling – FREE Call-In Mental Health Support during COVID-19

Monday-Friday 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

306-757-6675

familyserviceregina.com

 

Online Therapy Unit – FREE online therapy support for Saskatchewan Residents 18 years and older.

https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca

1-306-337-3331

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Crisis Services Canada (24 hrs)

1-833-456-4566

 

First Nations and Inuit Hope For Wellness Help Line (24 hrs)

1-855-242-3310

 

Indian Residential School Crisis Line (24 hrs)

1-866-925-4419

 

Kids Help Phone (24 hrs)

1-800-668-6868

or text CONNECT to 686868

 

Regina Mobile Crisis (24 hrs)

1-306-525-5333

 

Suicide Prevention and Support (24 hrs)

1-833-456-4566

 

Trans Lifeline (24 hrs)

1-800-667-4442

 

Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line (24 hrs)

1-800-667-4442

 

Call/text 211 or visit https://sk.211.ca for info on support and services in Saskatchewan.

Special Thank You!

A special Thank You to Peoples Jewellers for donating stuffed animals for our police vehicles for people in trauma.

A special Thank You to Shoppers Drug Mart in Emerald Park, Saskatchewan for donating stuffed animals for our police vehicles for people in trauma.

These stuffed animals are sure to offer comfort during a time of need!