I am very sorry to hear that your expressed suicidality and apparent suicide attempt are being labelled THREATENING/VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR. I'm sure this was quite shocking to you. It certainly is to me and I had no idea that Canada did this.
As people have said, it shouldn't be a problem once you explain. However, some people will use it as reason to stigmatize you which is why something like this shouldn't be on your record at all. I really sympathize and hope that everyone you encounter is RATIONAL and empathetic toward you.
I am extremely lucky in that when I was taken to the hospital (after a counsellor called me into the police for saying "I don't want to live my life"...) the emergency room MD dismissed their pleas to admit me. I see now that this was very prudent and ethical on his behalf.
I am a trauma survivor and it disgusts me that Canada would stigmatize people who have coped with suicidal thoughts/behaviours in this manner. Esp. because people with these types of histories are no more dangerous toward others than a person without. We are not predators and something like this should not appear on vulnerable sector screening.
No wonder people don't seek help.
Last edit by VulpesVulpes on Mar 21