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Breaking the Silence: A Police Officer’s Mental Health Crusade

Everyone is fighting a battle that nobody knows about

Barrie360.com | 

Nottawasaga OPP Constable Katy Viccary has taken on a mission that transcends the boundaries of law enforcement.

For the past five years, she has dedicated herself to public awareness campaigns, from tackling opioid crises to her current focus on mental health.

And it’s personal, having lost her father, two great uncles, and a cousin to suicide. …

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Police highlight area resources as 988 suicide prevention line launches

There are plenty of ways people in distress can get help in Simcoe County, Nottawasaga OPP says

BradfordToday.ca | 

The Nottawasaga detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues its mental health and wellness public awareness campaign by acknowledging the launch of 988 and highlighting several local community resources.

A new three-digit number, 988, launched today on Nov. 30, 2023 for mental health and suicide prevention services. …

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York Region residents can dial 988 to reach suicide crisis hotline

‘No one who reaches out to 988 will be turned away. You are not alone,’ says Your Support Services Network, one of 17 agencies in Ontario providing support to people who are having thoughts of harming themselves

Rob Paul, Newmarket Today  | 

Your Support Services Network has partnered with the 988 network to bring a new national suicide crisis hotline to local residents.

Since 1999, Your Support Services Network has provided community crisis response to individuals in York Region, South Simcoe and North York, and this three-digit helpline will ensure they can continue to support those in crisis in a swift manner. …

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‘We will continue to work together’: Nottawasaga OPP launches mental health awareness campaign

Alliston Herald | Nov 27, 2023

The Nottawasaga Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment is holding a public awareness campaign for mental health to help educate the community on the resources that are available to help them, but also to reduce stigma and barriers that prevent people from accessing services. …

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Nottawasaga OPP launch mental health awareness campaign

Effort will primarily take place on detachment’s social media accounts

BradfordToday.ca | 

The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is determined to take every step possible to help our citizens, our communities and those who are impacted by mental health issues. …

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Province grants South Simcoe police $118K to aid crisis response

‘This program is essential to help persons in crisis navigate support systems in our communities’: Chief John Van Dyke

Michael Owen, BradfordToday.ca |  Oct 27, 2023

The province is investing in police partners to engage with sensitive situations.

York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney visited the South Simcoe Police Service to announce $117,865 in funding through the Mobile Crisis Response Team Enhancement (MCRT)…

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“It’s your journey, it’s your way” with newly-rebranded YSSN

Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran  |  Jul 20, 2023

Changing a single letter doesn’t seem like the most drastic of moves, but, for the Aurora-based Your Support Services Network, it’s a game-changer.

Your Support Services Network is a hub for developmental, mental health, and children’s services that has been lending the community a hand as “Your Support Services Network” for more than 40 years. …

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“It’s your journey, it’s your way” with newly-rebranded YSSN

Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran  |  Jul 20, 2023

Changing a single letter doesn’t seem like the most drastic of moves, but, for the Aurora-based Your Support Services Network, it’s a game-changer.

Your Support Services Network is a hub for developmental, mental health, and children’s services that has been lending the community a hand as “Your Support Services Network” for more than 40 years. …

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Bayview Hill Elementary School in Richmond Hill raises $12K for 3 organizations

Student-led initiatives support Autism Ontario, 360 Kids Foundation, Your Support Services Network

By Melissa Wallace Richmond Hill Liberal  |  Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Boisterous applause filled the gymnasium at Bayview Hill Elementary School in Richmond Hill as students and staff celebrated raising $12,120 for three organizations at their end-of-year ceremony on June 26.

Representatives from Autism Ontario, 360 Kids Foundation and Your Support Services Network each received a cheque for $4,040 and expressed gratitude to the school community for their efforts. …

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Your Support Services Network rebrands with new name, logo

Aurora-based organization now called Your Support Services Network
NewmarketToday Staff  |  Jul 1, 2023 1:00 PM

Your Support Services Network (YSSN) has launched a new brand to better reflect its clientele as well as vision, mission and guiding principles.

Formerly named Your Support Services Network, YSSN is a hub for developmental, mental health and children’s services, according to a news release.

The organization connects people with the services and supports they need to achieve their goals and live a meaningful life. …