Wednesday, February 18, 2020 – Crisis Services Canada (CSC) announced today that Suicide Action Montréal (SAM) has joined the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) network to provide French-language suicide prevention voice support to those in Canada outside Quebec. SAM began providing service February 17, 2020 as part of a pilot project to create a service…

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Crisis Services Canada (CSC) supports Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk Day” as part of Bell’s mental health initiatives. Bell’s Let’s Talk recognizes the crucial role that open, safe communication has in mental wellbeing. It also reinforces the power each individual has to make a positive change amongst their circle of friends,…

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One of the greatest fears in acting to help someone that might be thinking of suicide is knowing what to say or worrying that raising the issue might put ideas in their head. Research shows that talking about suicide doesn’t increase the risk and, in fact, connecting to someone that cares can make all the…

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Approximately 11 people in Canada die by suicide every day. Launched on November 28th, 2018, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) became the first organization to offer a nationally available, regionally delivered service to anyone thinking about or affected by suicide. Support is available 24/7 through a single toll-free number (1-833-456-4566), and via text (45645)…

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Stephanie MacKendrick

CSC Staff – November 23, 2018 – Press Announcement Stephanie MacKendrick named CEO of Crisis Services Canada Alison Caird, President of the Board of Crisis Services Canada (CSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie MacKendrick as Chief Executive Officer. “Stephanie brings to CSC a wealth of experience in not-for-profit leadership and organizational capacity building,”…

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Text Support Now Available For some people in distress, reaching out and talking on the phone can be intimidating, especially for anyone who uses text as their usual form of communication. Many people find it feels easier to express emotion by typing instead of talking out loud. Whatever the reason, the Canadian Suicide Prevention Service…

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What Happens When You Call Since its launch in November 2017, thousands of people across Canada have contacted the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). Reaching out is a critical first step for people thinking about suicide, but sometimes people feel scared and aren’t sure what will happen when they call.  The answers below provide some…

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International Association for Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10, 2018 “Taking a Minute” to Reach out to Someone in Need is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. Taking the time to reach out to someone in need can make all the difference in someone’s life. Whether it’s a friend, colleague or family member, the…

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Reaching out hand for support

CSC Staff – August 2018 Launched on November 28, 2017, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) pilot program has been providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention support via voice, chat and text, to people in need across Canada. Despite no active promotion, the demand for help has far exceeded all expectations and CSPS is urgently…

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