Getting Help.

Canada has now launched a three digit 988 number for suicide prevention.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 9-8-8. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline.

We are all in this together.

Tips from
our partners

Limit news time and coverage

Check information sources once a day and ensure they are reliable.


Arrange a virtual meeting with friends, family and co-workers. Make sure you check in with the most vulnerable and those who may be struggling.

Keep a Schedule

Maintain your daily routine as much as possible. Keep a consistent sleep schedule and wake up at the same time everyday.

Dedicate space in your home for work

Find a quiet place to work in your home. Set aside specific work hours and ensure you take regular breaks.

Stay active

Exercise earlier in the day. Bike, run, walk and stretch.

Be kind to yourself

Don't be too hard on yourself. No one is perfect and this is new to everyone. We are all in this together.


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Talk Suicide Canada

We exist to provide moments of connection that create hope, support recovery and save lives. We help people connect to their strengths and find new ways to cope, live and thrive. Our vision is a Canada where suicide is prevented because everyone can access help when they need it the most.

24/7 – 365 Days
French & English

Call: 9-8-8
Text: 9-8-8

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone (English and French) 24/7 – 365 Days
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people (kids, teens and young adults) in both English and French.

Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.

24/7 – 365 Days
French & English

24/7 Counselling –

To start a confidential conversation with a real person you can trust:

  • Text with a crisis responder: Text CONNECT to 686868
  • Prefer to call someone to talk about what’s on your mind? Call: 1-800-668-6868

Hope for Wellness Helpline

The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call: 1-855-242-3310

Chat online:

Both telephone and online chat services are available in English and French. Telephone support is also available upon request in: Cree; Ojibway (Anishinaabemowin); Inuktitut.

The National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line

Available to former students of Indian Residential Schools and their family members

Call: 1-866-925-4419

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis Line

Available 24/7 at 1-844-413-6649

Local Resources by Province

Canadian Mental Health Association

Thank you to our partners – Kids Help Phone,, Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH), Douglas Foundation, VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia for the tips and resources provided. Many of our providers are offering their services and putting themselves at risk to keep our communities safe – thank you!


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En moyenne, plus de 10 Canadiens meurent du suicide chaque jour.

- Santé publique Canada

Si vous ou quelqu’un que vous connaissez a besoin d’aide, veuillez appeler la ligne de Crise de la Santé Mentale au 1-888-893-8333

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On average, more than 10 Canadians die by suicide every day.

- Public Health Canada

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-833-456-4566

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