Coping With Suicidal Thoughts

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 9-1-1, contact your local crisis centre, or go to the nearest hospital.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

Coping with Suicidal Thoughts is intended for individuals who are currently experiencing suicidal ideation and/or have had a plan or made an attempt to hurt themselves. The document is designed to offer resources, information, support, and practical steps to help cope with suicidality.

The Columbia Lighthouse Project’s mission is to light the way to ending suicide. Our message, like the Columbia Protocol itself, is simple: “Just Ask. You Can Save a Life.”  See their toolkits the-columbia-scale-c-ssrs

The Project was formed under the auspices of Columbia University to disseminate the Columbia Protocol — also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) — as well as to optimize the protocol’s impact through support for its users, and to continue to build the science behind the protocol. The Columbia Protocol is a key to ending suicide — a devastating, but preventable, worldwide public health crisis.


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Suicide Help: Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings


CalgaryConnecteen (youth, Calgary, AB)
Crisis Centre Chat (from Noon to 1am in BC and Yukon Only)
Distress Centre (Calgary, AB 24 HR Support)
Distress Centre Halton ( Text & Chat – Oakville, Burlington & North Halton, ON)
IM Alive online network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention
Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services ( Toll Free Stress Line -Manitoba Farm, Rural and Northern)
Northern Youth Online (Northern Canada – 24/7)
Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services (chat and texting)
Tel-jeunes (French-Canadian 24/7)
Vancouver Island Crisis Society (Vancouver Island, BC 24 Hour)
Youth in BC (youth, BC and Yukon 24 Hour)
LGBT Youth Line (LGBTQ youth, Ontario)
YouthSpace (<30)


Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800  A web portal to a suite of tools and resources, including CBT psychotherapy with MoodGym and e-couch, depression information, a directory of web services rated by users, and more. Includes a moderated peer support forum and non-crisis chat services.

“e-hub’s suite of online self-help services is based on the best available evidence and evaluated through high quality research. They can be used anonymously, 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the world.”

e-couch provides self-help modules for depression, general anxiety and social anxiety using strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapies, relaxation, and physical activity. e-couch also includes modules for separation and divorce, and loss and bereavement.

MoodGYM is an interactive self-help program for preventing and coping with depression and anxiety. MoodGYM teaches self-help skills drawn from cognitive behaviour therapy.

Bluepages provides information about treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence, as well as symptom quizzes and relaxation downloads, and links to other helpful resources.



Address: Suicide or Survive, Stonebridge House, Stonebridge Close, Shankill, Co Dublin.

Phone: 1890 577 577

If you need any help or assistance please contact us


Directory of AAS-Accredited Crisis Centers

Don’t see a local number?
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can connect you to a local crisis line
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).


Please keep in mind that the information on this site is not a replacement for professional psychological services. It is for informational purposes only. If you are concerned about your emotional or mental health, please contact a mental health professional (psychotherapist or psychologist) for a consultation.