Thinking about suicide?
Asking for help can be hard. That’s why we offer a safe place to talk - any time, in your own way. If you are having thoughts of suicide, you don’t have to face them alone. We are available if you need a safe and judgement free place to talk. Our responders are here to listen to you, support you, and keep you safe.
Know someone thinking about suicide?
We can help you recognize the signs and provide support. Research shows that talking about suicide does not increase the likelihood that someone will kill themselves. In fact, connecting with someone who cares can make all the difference. Call us toll-free or text us. We can help you in your own efforts to provide support, and assist you in connecting with professionals when needed.
Struggling with a loss from suicide?
Losing someone to suicide can be shocking and incredibly painful. The grief can be intense, complex, and long term. Working through grief is an extremely individual and unique process. Each person will experience it in their own way and at their own pace. If you have been bereaved by the suicide of a friend or loved one, we can help connect you with resources that will support you in making sense of what has happened, dealing with the grief and learning how to live with your loss.
About Crisis Services Canada
Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. We are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.
Whatever your interests or experience, your local crisis centre will train, mentor and support you to becoming a skilled crisis responder. Some reasons people volunteer:
- An opportunity to provide support to people in need in my community
- The chance to be the difference for someone thinking of suicide
- A chance to learn valuable communication and life skills
- A personal growth opportunity
- To gain experience towards a career in counseling and mental health
- To join a caring and compassionate community
Please note that Crisis Services Canada is currently not directly accepting any volunteer applications.
Other Chat and Text Services Available
All of Canada
Kids Help Phone
Text Services: Text "CONNECT" to 686868 (also serving adults)
Youthspace.ca (NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support)
Youth Chat (6 pm - 12 am PT): www.youthspace.ca
Youth Text (6 pm - 12 am PT): (778) 783-0177