Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or somebody you know is in immediate danger or need urgent medical support – Call 9-1-1

Risk Factors for Suicide

Talking About Dying

Any mention of dying, disappearing, jumping, shooting oneself or other types of self harm

Recent Loss

Through death, divorce, separation, broken relationship, self-confidence, self-esteem, loss of interest in friends, hobbies or activities previously enjoyed

Change Of Personality

Sad, withdrawn, irritable, anxious, tired, indecisive, apathetic

Change In Behavior

Can't concentrate on school, work or routine tasks

Change In Sleep Patterns

Insomnia, often with early waking or oversleeping, or nightmares

Change In Eating Habits

Loss of appetite and weight, or overeating

Fear of Losing Control

Acting erratically, harming self or others

Low Self-Esteem

Feeling worthless, shame, overwhelming guilt, self-hatred, "everyone would be better off without me"

No Hope for the Future

Believing things will never get better, or that nothing will ever change

Help is Available - Contact a Crisis Responder Today

9-8-8 : Suicide Crisis Helpline

You deserve to be heard:
1) They will listen
2) They will engage with empathy
3) They will provide support

Call 9-8-8

Toll free | 24/7/365

Text 9-8-8


For further information, please visit their website

Copline - An Officer's Lifeline

You deserve to be heard:
1) They will listen & support
2) Anonymous and confidential
3) Canada & USA wide support

1-800-COPLINE (267-5463)

Toll free | 24/7/365

Email - Visit their website


For further information, please visit their website

Additional Information can be Obtained from these Canadian Organizations

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

Canadian Asociation for Suicide Prevention


The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was launched in 1985 by a group who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicide-related thoughts and behaviours. Like many others, CASP envisions a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long-living, socially responsible, and optimistic about the future.


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.