About 4,000 people die by suicide in Canada each year.
For every suicide death, there are an estimated 20-25 attempts. An average of 275 people attempt suicide in Canada every day.
An average of 11 people a day die by suicide in Canada.
7-10 people will be permanently affected by every loss to suicide.
Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds living in Canada.
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.