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Sad, withdrawn, irritable, anxious, tired, indecisive, apathetic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

Talk Suicide Canada

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

Call 1-833-456-4566

Toll free | 24/7/365

Text 45645

4 p.m. - Midnight (EDT)

For further information, please visit their website

Wellness Together Canada

If you are in distress:
1) Professional counsellor
2) Free and confidential
3) They will provide support

Call 1-866-585-0445

Toll free | 24/7/365

Text Wellness to 741741 (Adults)

Text Wellness to 686868 (Youth)

For further information, please visit their website

Additional Information can be Obtained from these Canadian Organizations

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

CAMH

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

CASP

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.

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