Know someone thinking about suicide?

What are the signs:

High risk signs for suicide can include talk or threats to harm oneself, looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online for materials or means, talking or writing about death, dying or suicide.

If you know someone that is at immediate risk of suicide, call 9-1-1 or toll-free at 1.833.456.4566.

What else to look out for:

Some of the less obvious signs that could mean someone is at risk are:

  • Increased substance use (alcohol or drug)
  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness; no sense of purpose in life
  • Anxiety, agitation or uncontrolled anger
  • Unable to sleep or sleeping all of the time
  • Feelings of being trapped– like there’s no way out
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and society
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
  • Dramatic mood changes

What you can do:

Don’t ignore the signs. Research shows that talking about suicide doesn’t increase the likelihood that someone will kill themselves. In fact, connecting with someone that cares can make all the difference. Call toll-free, chat or text us. We take all enquiries seriously and we can help support you in providing support or connecting to professional help.


The chat and text support services are currently unavailable.  For 24/7 voice support, please call toll-free: 1.833.456.4566.  See below/scroll down to find a list of organizations with text and chat services available in Canada.  If you need immediate help call 9-1-1.

For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)


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