Gatekeepers, Suicide Prevention

Gatekeepers, Suicide Prevention


At SLC, we have a network of Gatekeepers to offer support to students during periods of distress. Gatekeepers are members of the SLC community trained in suicide prevention. 

Your role would be to establish contact with the person in distress and ensure a link between them and the available help resources.

You must register for training by November 25th


  • Videoconference by the Centre de Prévention du Suicide
  • There is a maximum of 12 spots to fill for the training
  • The training is one full day and will likely be a weekend day
  • Spots will be given out on a first come-first serve basis (but first-year students will be prioritized)
  • Students who give their names must be 18 years or older at the time of the training
  • The date of the training is yet to be determined but it will be in the winter semester. If your 18th birthday is in the winter and you are interested, give your name anyway.

If you are interested, please register via MIO ‘psychosocial’- give your name, your program of study, what semester you are in, and your date of birth.


Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers

Are you facing significant distress? Are you having thoughts of suicide? While acknowledging these thoughts may be frightening, and you may prefer to ignore them, it is important to recognize the signs and seek help. Suicidal behavior often has observable signs, which makes intervening possible before it is too late.

At SLC, we have a network of Gatekeepers to offer support to students during periods of distress. Gatekeepers are members of the SLC community trained in suicide prevention. The role of a Gatekeeper can be compared to a First Aid Responder; someone who is there to help until the experts or professionals take over. You can speak directly to a Gatekeeper if you are going through a difficult time or if you wish to help a person in distress. The Gatekeepers can be identified by a sign on their office door or you may go directly to them without hesitation. The following is a list of teachers and staff who are trained Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers:

Student Gatekeepers


Staff and Faculty Gatekeepers

Name    Office    Phone

Stephen Adamian rm 360 ext. 4464

Christopher Ashton rm  330 ext.4427

Annie Bélanger  rm 352  ext. 4489

Louis-Alexandre Berthelot rm 358 ext. 4458

Lisa Birch rm 324 ext. 4411

Terri Connolly rm 267  ext. 4413

Nicole Anne Daigle rm 266 ext. 4218

Meagan Daley rm 319  ext. 4417

Diane Denault rm 370  ext. 4204

Vincent-Jean Dubé rm 276 ext. 4276

Marc-André Frenette rm 342 ext. 4470

Carol-Anne Gauthier rm 330 ext. 4436

Louise Gauthier rm 324  ext. 4428

Claudine Gélinas-Faucher rm 291 or 225 ext. 4289

Andrée-Anne Giguère rm 355 ext. 4408

Pierre-Luc Grondin rm 265 ext. 4406

Shirley Jobson rm 269 ext. 4269

Suzanne Lemay rm  355 ext. 4441

Stéfanie Oakes rm 273 ext. 4273

Charles Nadeau rm  148 ext. 4444

Martin Parent rm 342 ext. 4424

Susie Ratté rm 234 ext.4234

Alexandre Roussel rm  270 ext. 4270

Jason Savard rm 329 ext. 4486

Patrick Savard rm  358    ext. 4472

France Séguin rm 277 ext. 4473

Stéfanie Oakes rm 271 ext. 4271

The key signs and behaviours to be aware of that might suggest someone is at risk of suicide follow the acronym – “IS PATH WARM”
I – Ideation (thoughts of suicide)
S – Substance Abuse
P – Purposelessness (lost sense of purpose in life)
A – Anxiety
T – Trapped
W – Withdrawal
A – Anger
R – Recklessness
M – Mood changes

Centre de prévention du suicide:

Any time you need help for yourself or someone you know:
1-866-APPELLE     1 866 277-3553
Need help:
Facebook : @preventiondusuicide et #tesimportant