suicide hotlines

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"It’s like Mrs. Cora used to say to me: Even a man, so troubled, could be loved. " - pp. 114

Suicide is the practice of consciously ending one’s own life. Many at times, it is the result of an on-going mental health issue. It is important for us to be aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses so we will be able to spot them in ourselves or people around us. When we do that, we must take the necessary step of seeking professional and medical help. 

If you are (or a person you know is) struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, please dial 911 or one of the hotlines in the directory below (depending on your location)
 

Canada

24/7 toll free number: 1-833-456-4566

Alberta

Distress Centre Calgary

Serving Calgary and surrounding areas

Crisis 24 hours

Main Crisis Line: (403) 266–4357

ConnecTeen: (403) 264-TEEN

 

National Emergency Number for Canada is 911

 

Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta (Canadian Mental Health Association)

Serving Chinook Health Region and south part of Calgary

Crisis 24 hours: 1–888–787–2880

Crisis 24 hours: (403) 327–7905

 

Doctor Margaret Savage Crisis Centre

Cold Lake, AB T9M 1P1

Crisis 24 hours: 1–866–594–0533

Crisis 24 hours: (780) 594–3353

 

Salvation Army Community & Family Centres

Hope Line — Mon — Friday, 9:00 am — 11:30 pm: (780) 424–9223 Greater Edmonton Area

 

St. Paul & District Crisis Centre

Serving all Alberta and Northeastern Saskatchewan

Crisis 24 hours: 1–800–263–3045

Crisis 24 hours: (780) 645–5195

 

The Support Network Distress Line

Serving Edmonton and surrounding areas

Crisis 24 hours: 1–800–232–7288

Toll free service available ONLY to rural areas of Capital Health Region, and the Town of Drayton Valley.

Crisis 24 hours: (780) 482-HELP

Seniors Abuse Helpline: (780) 454–8888

 

Wheatland Shelter Crisis Line (Community Crisis Society, Wheatland Shelter)

Crisis 24 hours: 1–877–934–6634

Crisis 24 hours: (403) 934–6634

 

Wood’s Homes

Calgary

Crisis 24 hours: 1–800–563–6106

Crisis 24 hours: (403) 299–9699

 

British Columbia

Burnaby Mental Health and Addictions

Burnaby residents seeking counselling for persons in suicidal crisis or support for persons conerns about someone at risk to suicide.

Intake: 604–453–1900

 

Campbell River Crisis Line

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–287–7743

 

Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line

Serving the entire east Kootenay region, from Golden to the Alberta and USA borders

Crisis 24 Hour: 250–426–8407

Crisis 24 Hour: 1–800–667–8407

 

Central Fraser Valley Telecare Crisis Line

Crisis 24 hrs: 604–852–9099

 

CHIMO Services Crisis Intervention Program

Serves Cirhmond, South Delta, Ladner & Tsawwassen

Crisis 15 hrs (9 am — midnight): 604–279–7070

 

Crisis & Counselling Program (Williams Lake)

Jubilee Care/CMHA

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–398–8224

 

Crisis Centre for Northern BC

Serves all of Northern BC north of Quesnel, except the Peace River Country, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser & Vanderhoof

Prince George Crisis, 24 hrs: 250–563–1214

Youth Line, 4–11 pm: 250–564–8336

Crisis, 24 hrs.: 1–888–562–1214

Fraser Lake Crisis Line: 250–699–6315

 

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Serves Vancouver, North Vancouver city & district, Bowen Island, West Vancouver, Burnaby

Also has online chat for youth: www.youthinbc.com

Crisis 24 hrs: 604–872–3311

Crisis 24 hrs TTY: 604–872–0113

 

Serving Powell River & area, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Howe Sound-the Sea to Sky corridor

Crisis 24 hrs: 1–866–661–3311

Crisis 24 hrs TTY: 1–866–872–0113

 

Crossroads Crisis Centre Society

Serving the Comox Valley area

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–334–2455

 

East Kootenay Crisis Line

Serving entire east Kootenay region, from Golden to the Alberta & USA borders

Crisis 24 hrs, Cranbrook: 250–426–8407

Crisis, 24 hrs, outside of Cranbrook: 1–800–426–8407

 

Fraser Valley Regional Crisis Line

Serves Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz/Harrison, Hope, Yale & Boston Bar

Crisis 24 hrs: 604–820–1166

Crisis 24 hrs: 1–877–820–7444

 

G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital (Q.U.E.S.S.T. Unit )

Crisis, 24 hrs: 250–992–9414

 

Kelowna Crisis Line

Serves Kelowna, Westbank, Winfield, Lakecountry

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–763–9191

 

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

Serving Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, Bamfield, and West coast of Vancouver Island

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–723–4050

Teen line: 250–723–2040

Crisis 24 hrs: 1–800–588–8717

 

North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–949–6033

 

PIN Crisis Intervention Society (PIN Crisis Line)

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–545–2339

Salmon Arm: 250–833–1488

Enderby: 250–838–0880

Revelstoke: 250–837–6601

 

Province-Wide British Columbia, BC

Crisis 24 hrs: 1–800-SUICIDE (1–800–784–2433)

 

S.A.F.E.R (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education, & Research)

Provides counselling for individuals who are in a suicidal crisis, have made a suicide attempt, or are survivors of a suicide loss.

Intake Worker, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday: 604–675–3985

 

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chinese Help Lines

Cantonese Help Line, 10 am — 10 pm: 604–270–8233

Mandarin Help Line, 10 am — 10 pm: 604–270–8222

 

South Fraser Regional Crisis Line c/o Surrey Community Services

Serves Surrey, Whiterock, Langley and Delta

Crisis 24 hrs: 604–951–8855

 

Vancouver Child and Youth Mental Health Referral

For suicidal children and youth (18 & under) at risk to suicide.

Intake: 604–709–4111

 

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Serves: All of Vancouver Island and Select areas of the Northern Interior (follows Island Health regional boundaries)

 

Vancouver Island Crisis Line (24/7): 1–888–494–3888

Suicide: 1–800-Suicide (1–800–784–2433) (BC wide — 24/7)

Mental Health Information: 310–6789 (BC wide — 24/7)

Crisis Chat Services — online emotional support from a trained Crisis Line Worker — accessible through website every day from 6–10pm.

Business Office: toll-free 1–877–753–2495 or local 250–753–2495 (Mon — Fri, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm)

 

West Kootenay — Boundary Regional Crisis Line

Serves Trail & Rossland, the West Kootenay and Boundary regions, including Nelson, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Christina Lake, New Denver, Nakusp and Salmo

Crisis 24 hrs: 250–364–1718

Crisis 24 hrs: 1–800–515–6999

 

Manitoba

Crisis Stabilization Unit

Serving Winnipeg Health Region

(WHRA Mental Health Crisis Response)

Crisis 24 hours: (204) 940–3633

 

Interlake Regional Health Authority Mental Health

(Crisis Stabilization Unit/Mobile Crisis Unit),

(204) 482–91272

 

Klinic Community Health Centre

Serving Winnipeg

Crisis 24 hours: 1–888–322–3019

Crisis 24 hours: (204) 786–8686

Manitoba Suicide Line: 1–877–435–7170

 

Mental Health Crisis Service

(Karen Devine Safe House)

Serving Central Regional Health Authority

Crisis 24 hours: 1–888–310–4593

Crisis 7 days/week 4:30pm-8:30am

North Central: (204) 857–6369

South Central: (204) 325–9700

 

Mobile Crisis Services

(Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Crisis Services)

Serving Winnipeg Health Region

Crisis 24 hours: (204) 940–1781

 

Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU)

(Westman Crisis Services)

Serving Brandon and Assiniboine regions

Crisis 24 hours: 1–888–379–7699

Crisis 24 hours: (204) 725–4411

 

Sara Riel Crisis Stabilization Unit

Serving Winnipeg and surrounding areas

Crisis 24 hours: (204) 233–2756

 

New Brunswick

Chimo Helpline (Chimo Helpline Inc.)

Serving New Brunswick 24 hours

Bilingual

Provincial toll-free Crisis line: 1–800–667–5005

Fredericton area: 450-HELP (4357)

 

Newfoundland & Labrador

Mental Health Crisis Centre (Newfoundland and Labrador)

Serving Newfoundland and Labrador

Crisis 24 hours: 1–888–737–4668

Crisis: (709) 737–4668

 

Northwest Territories, Yukon & Nunavut

Awareness Centre

This is a temporary RCMP crisis line

Crisis 24 hours: (867) 982–0123

 

Nunavuat Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

Serving Nunavut and Nunavik (Arctic Quebec)

Crisis 7pm-11pm (Eastern Standard Time) 7days/week: 1–800–265–3333

Crisis 7pm-11pm (Eastern Standard Time) 7 days/week: (867) 979–3333

 

NWT Help Line

Serving Northwest Territories

Crisis 7pm-11pm (Mountain Standard Time) 7days/week: 1–800–661–0844

 

Nova Scotia

Eastern Regional Help Line

Serving eastern region of Nova Scotia

Crisis 6pm-midnight, 7 days/week: 1–800–957–9995

Crisis 6pm-midnight, 7 days/week: (902)562-HELP(4357)

 

Feed Nova Scotia

Crisis 24 hours Youth

1–800–420–3240

 

Crisis 24 hours Adults

(902) 421–1188

 

Eastern Regional Help Line

Serving eastern region of Nova Scotia

Crisis 6pm-midnight, 7 days/week

1–800–957–9995

 

Crisis 6pm-midnight, 7 days/week

(902)562-HELP(4357)

 

Telephone intervention throughout Capital District ,mobile response for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford

crisis intervention & short term crisis management: 902–429–8167

available 20 hours/day 9am-5am, 7 days/week

toll free number: 1–888–429–8167

 

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT)

crisis intervention & short term crisis management

Telephone intervention throughout Capital District ,mobile response for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford

902–429–8167

 

available 20 hours/day 9am-5am, 7 days/week

toll free number

1–888–429–8167

 

Pictou County Help Line

Serving Nova Scotia

Crisis 12 noon-12 midnights, 7 days/week

(902) 752–5952

 

Ontario

Cambridge

Distress Line: 519–658–6805

 

Durham County

Distress Line: 905–430–2522; 1–800–452–0688

 

Hamilton

Crisis Line 905–522–1477

 

Kingston

Distress Line: 613–544–1771

 

Kitchener Waterloo

Distress Line 519–745–1166

 

Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties

Distress Line: 1–800–465–4442

 

London & District

London Mental Health Crisis Line: 519–433–2023

Distress Line: 519–667–6711

Seniors Helpline (SHL): 519–667–6600

 

Niagara Region

Distress Line: 905–688–3711

 

Mental Health and Addictions Access Line in Niagara 1–866–550–5205

 

North Halton

Distress Line: 905–877–1211

 

Oakville

Distress Line: 905–849–4541

 

Ottawa & Region

Distress Line: 613–238–3311

Crisis Line: 613–722–6914 or 1–866–996–0991

 

Peel Region

Distress Line: 905–278–7208

Mobile Crisis Line: 905–278–9036 or 1–800–363–0971

 

Sarnia & Lambton County

Distress Line: 519–336–3000 or 1–888–347–8737

 

Six Nations Crisis Line

Six Nations Crisis Services

1–866–445–2204 or 519–445–2404

 

Toronto

Distress Line: 416–408–4357

Survivor Support Program: 416–595–1716

 

Waterloo Region

Distress Line: 519–745–1166

 

Wellington and Dufferin Counties

Distress Line: 519–821–3760 or 1–888–821–3760

Crisis Line: 519–821–0140 or 1–877–822–0140

 

Windsor & Essex County

Distress Line: 519–256–5000

 

Prince Edward Island

Island Helpline

24 hour province wide Serving Prince Edward Island

24 hour province wide bilingual service: 1–800–218–2885

 

Quebec

Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec

Services d’intervention 24 heures/24, 7jours/7 (1–866-APPELLE)

1–866–277–3553

 

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Services d’intervention 24 heures/24, 7jours/7

418–683–4588

 

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Saskatchewan

FHHR Mental Health & Addiction Intake Worker

(Five Hills Mental Health & Addiction Services Centre)

Crisis 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri: 1–877–564–0543

Crisis 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri: (306) 691–6464

 

Hudson Bay & District Crisis Centre

Crisis 24 hours: 1–866–865–7274

Crisis 24 hours: (306) 865–3064

 

Mobile Crisis Service (Saskatoon)

(Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.)

Crisis 24 hours: (306) 933–6200

 

North East Crisis Intervention Centre

Crisis 24 hours: 1–800–611–6349

Crisis 24 hours: (306) 752–9455

 

Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit

Crisis 24 hours: (306) 764–1011

 

Regina Mobile Crisis Services

Crisis 24 hours: (306) 525–5333

Crisis after hours: (306) 569–2724

 

Southwest Crisis Services

Swift Current

(306) 778–3386

 

West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre

Crisis Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm: (306) 463–6655

 

United States

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1 800 273 TALK (8255)

 

Veteran/Military Crisis Line (for active U.S. service members, veterans, and family members)

1 800 273 8255

SMS: 838255

 

The Trevor Project (for LGBT youth, friends and family members)

1 866 488 7386

 

Crisis Text Line

SMS: Text "HERE" to 741-741

 

United Kingdom

Samaritans

116 123

 

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

0800 068 41 41

 

Ireland

Samaritans

116 123

 

Pieta House - Suicide and Self-harm Crisis Center

1800 247 247

 

Jigsaw – the National Center for Youth Mental Health

01-4727 010

 

Germany

Telefonseelsorge

0800 111 0 111

0800 111 0 222

 

Nummer gegen Kummer

0800 111 0 550 (adults)

0800 111 0 333 (teens)

 

Australia

Lifeline Australia

13 11 14

 

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

 

beyondblue

1300 22 4636

 

Austria

Rat auf Draht

147

 

Belgium

Centrum Ter Preventie Van Zelfdoding

1813

 

Centre de Prévention du Suicide

0800 32 123

 

Brazil

CVV

141

 

Croatia

HRABRI Telefon (for teens)

116 111 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

 

Czech Republic

Linka bezpečí

116 111

 

Pražská linka důvěry

222 580 697

 

Linka důvěry Ostrava

596 618 908

737 267 939

 

Denmark

Livslinien

70 201 201 (11:00-23:00 daily)

 

BørneTelefonen

116 111 (11:00-23:00 daily)

 

Finland

Suomen Mielenterveysseura

010 195 202

 

France

S.O.S Amitié

09 72 39 40 50

 

Net Ecoute (for teens)

0 800 200 000

 

Ghana

Step To Life Foundation Ghana

0244239629

 

Greece

Suicide Prevention Centre Klimaka NGO

1018

 

Hong Kong

The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong

2389 2222

 

The Samaritans Hong Kong

2896 0000

 

Hungary

LESZ

116 123

 

Kek Vonal

116-111

 

Iceland

Rauði krossinn (Red Cross)

1717 (open 24/7)

 

India

AASRA

91-22-27546669

 

iCall

022-25521111

 

Israel

ERAN

1201

 

Italy

Telefono Azzurro (for teens under 18)

19696

 

Telefono Amico

199 284 284

 

Japan

Tokyo Suicide Prevention Center

03-5286-9090

 

Inochi-no-Denwa

0570-783-556

 

Kenya

Befrienders Kenya

+254 722178177

+254 736542304

 

Latvia

Skalbes

371 67222922

 

Lithuania

Vaikų Linija (Child line)

116 111

Jaunimo Linija

8 800 28888

 

Vilties Linija (Hope line)

116 123

 

Pagalbos Moterims Linija (Women’s line)

8 800 66366

 

Linija Doverija (Trust Line)

8 800 77277

 

Luxembourg

SOS Détresse – Hëllef iwwer Telefon

454545

 

Kanner-Jugendtelefon

116 111

 

Mexico

Instituto Hispanoamericano de Suicidologia, A.C

+5255 46313300

 

Netherlands

113

0900-0113 (free, anonymous 24 hour hotline)

 

New Zealand

Depression Hotline

0800 111 757

 

Youthline

0800 376 633

Lifeline Aotearoas Suicide Prevention Helpline

0508 828 865

 

Nigeria

Nigeria Suicide Prevention Initiative

+234 (0)809210643

 

Norway

Kirkens SOS

224 00 040

 

Poland

Telefon Zaufania dla Dzieci i Młodzieży

116 111

 

Portugal

SOS VOZ AMIGA

21 354 45 45

91 280 26 69

96 352 46 60

 

Romania

Alianta Romana de Preventie a Suicidului

0800801200

 

Russia

ROCIT

8 800 2000 122

 

Serbia

Centar Srce

0800 300 303

 

Singapore

Samaritans of Singapore

1800 221 4444

 

South Africa

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

0800 567 567

0800 70 80 90

 

South Korea

HopeClick

+82 2-2203-0053

 

Spain

Teléfono de la Esperanza

717 003 717

 

Sweden

Mind

90101

 

Switzerland

Tel 143

143

 

Taiwan

Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center

0800 788 995

 

Thailand

Samaritans Thailand

 (02) 713-6793

 

Ukraine

La Strada Ukraine

0 800 500 335

 

National Child Toll-Free Hotline

0 800 500 225

116 111