Outreach Initiatives

Ontario Depression Network (ODN)
ODN is a collaborative community-focused venture that aims to promote advocacy and awareness of mental health issues. The University of Toronto serves as the ODN ‘hub’, and is connected to ‘spoke’ sites across Ontario which will engage in collaborative initiatives. ODN aims to assess the mental health needs of communities, identify gaps that may benefit from resource development, and offer public education and outreach events.
Visit the ODN page for more information >


The Storybook project is collecting stories form those who have attempted or seriously contemplated suicide, or those who have had a loved one attempt or die by suicide. Selected stories will be published in a book, with the aim of empowering those affected by suicide through creativity and educating the public. The Storybook project is an ODN initiative. Learn more about the Storybook project >

The Ties That Bind
: A World Suicide Prevention Day Event

Join the ASR for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Held at at Theatre Passe Muraille, this event will feature a special performance of The Ties That Bind, written and performed by James Ince. The play will be followed by a remembrance reception and a Q&A with James Ince. Learn more about the event & purchase tickets >