Posted: September 10, 2016

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday September 10th, Grand River Hospital took part in a butterfly release at its KW Campus.

The release was intended to honour those who have lost their lives to suicide. GRH patients used the day as a way to mark their on-going recovery as well.

The rainy weather held off as members of the hospital community came together in GRH’s mental health courtyard.

Patients and staff joined together to release 50 butterflies. The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council (opens in a new tab) provided the butterflies for the occasion.

We're pleased to share some photos of the participants who took part. The event is the first of what’s planned to become an annual release at the hospital.

Learn more about how family and friends can spot suicide warning signs and support their loved ones in finding help.