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http://www.yourlifecounts.org/about-ylc/who-ylc/boards-advisors

I am excited about the positive move forward working with Rory - founder of Your Life Counts and the amazing opportunity to have a first of its kind "Suicide prevention, education centre" in Ontario. This is great news for Ontario.


NEW!!  The West Lorne Chronicle's news article for our Suicide Awareness Walk

                      Bill C300 Passes!

Survivor Speaks Up ~ Penny's piece in The Observer <Click here>


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NEW!!
BELL has presented SOSL organization with a $6000.00 cheque for 2014.  Thank you BELL!
$3200.00 will support Betty-Ann VanKeer SOSL with a training certificate to co-train with Penny the suicide prevention workshop ASIST.
We are so pleased to welcome Betty-Ann as a volunteer into the SOSL - Remembering Nicholas non for profit organization.
Remembering Nicholas

This site is in memory of Nicholas Knapp, thinking of you.
May 10 & 11 2013 workshops by Dr Diana Sands
COMMENTS FROM OUR WORKSHOPS

Dear Penny so glad I went, Diana was wonderful. Thanks.    Cheryl

Thank you Penny.  The workshop met my expectations and then some!  One of my favourite parts was your introduction as I am a big believer in signs - and the story you shared really resonated with me.  Would you consider allowing me to share your story about Nick's journal you found and the song, with groups or individuals that I come across who may benefit?

I received the tools I was hoping to, so that I am better able to meet the needs of those I serve and educate.
I was honoured to be part of this workshop and the important work 'we' are doing.     Michelle

This sort of learning opportunity doesn't come along ever day. Thanks again for organizing it and doing all the great things you do!  I really enjoyed Friday's session. Talk soon.     Annette

Thank you so much for the workshop and your hospitality!  The sharing and conversation before and after was very helpful. You realize that although everyone there has the journey to make and  some things are similar, some things and the way that we react to them are very different. Some want to change the world and others want to comfort and support the world.
Thanks for your love and support-you have made my world just a little bit brighter.      Erin Attard xoxoxox

Penny, i enjoyed the Survivors of suicide loss workshop Saturday, thanks again. I am so glad i attended. I think we need to do this more then once a year. 2, possibly 3 times for sure. Would u be interested in that?     Maggie

Penny, I have a deep respect for your family...for sharing & reaching out to others. How education about mental illness...to suicide...to SOSL interlinks the journey of life/death....Albert & I will always attend the SOSL, sometimes I wish we could meet more often, sometimes once/year is sufficient...I watch in awe at the new to SOSL...I sympathize with their pain they each must endure in the future...I am just plain awed. Love you guys.     BAVK

Thank you Penny.  The workshop met my expectations and then some!  One of my favourite parts was your introduction as I am a big believer in signs - and the story you shared really resonated with me.  Would you consider allowing me to share your story about Nick's journal you found and the song, with groups or individuals that I come across who may benefit?
I received the tools I was hoping to, so that I am better able to meet the needs of those I serve and educate.
I was honoured to be part of this workshop and the important work 'we' are doing.       Michelle
WALK 2011
A BIG THANK YOU to the OPP for your involvement in our event!  Click here to see our Thank you letter!
3rd Annual Suicide Awareness Walk Sep 5th Picture!
Decorating the Memorial Tree 2011
Survivor Workshop 13 & 14 Nov 2010

2014 Survivors of Suicide Loss Flag Raising ~ St Thomas

Melanie McLeod co-founder of Survivors of Suicide Loss (Nick's sister), Larry Knapp Survivors of Suicide Loss (Nick's dad) , Cst. De Leeuw (Jeff), Susan Gordon (STEGH) Penny Knapp founder of Survivors of Suicide Loss (Nick's mother), Deborah Gibson (STEGH), Heather Jackson mayor of St Thomas, Raymond Ormerod
Deputy Fire Chief/CEMC, Becky Ahrens (VON Elgin)
NEW!!!  Penny & Larry are Grandparents!!!
Baby Boy McLeod made a surprise arrival today! 
October 26, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
EVENTS
Part one of a three-part series: Shattering stigma surrounding suicide means breaking down long-held myths about mental illness
http://www.woodstocksentinelreview.com/2015/09/09/part-one-of-a-three-part-series-shattering-stigma-surrounding-suicide-means-breaking-down-long-held-myths-about-mental-illness?utm_source=addThis&utm_medium=addthis_button_email&utm_campaign=Secret%2C+shames%2C+stigma+and+suicide+%7C+The+London+Free+Press#.VfBktc_1ju8.email


Resilience - Consider the Uses of Adversity: Madonna Badger at TEDxNightingaleBamfordSchool

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Resilience-Consider-the-Uses--3




Tara's Story
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-3210075/Tara-Lal-brother-s-suicide-mother-s-death-cancer-13-Tara-clung-elder-brother-Adam-support-Four-years-later-committed-suicide.html


Ontario Hospital Association Begins Work to Prevent Suicide
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ontario-hospital-association-begins-work-to-prevent-suicide-517987041.html
Niagara Falls lit in purple & blue for World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10 2015 Lets get educated & learn more about suicide