“Not talking about it isn’t working.” Scott Chisholm believes that suicide can be prevented through proactive dialogue and education. And he has created “Collateral Damage” to prove it.
Cendrine Marrouat: Hello Scott, thank you for answering my questions. First of all, tell us a little more about you.
Scott Chisholm: I am a Firefighter with the City of Thunder Bay. I’m married to Shelley and together we have two sons who are 12 and 14 years old. Even before our two sons were born I was always active with triathlon and other adventure sports but I have a unique passion for cycling. Community is very important to me and I am actively involved in the fight against poverty and homelessness in our community through Shelter House Thunder Bay. As a Firefighter I have had the unique opportunity to lead many fundraising events in the areas of Cancer prevention, the Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army. I believe that my work in the community over the past fifteen years has prepared me for my work with the Collateral Damage Project.
When I was 17 years old and in grade 12, my father died by suicide.
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