First, you are not alone. If you are someone, or know someone, coping with thoughts of suicide, this is an important reminder. Suicide has affected us all and it’s ok to ask for help when, and if, you need it.
Thoughts of suicide can be scary, but know that there are people and groups out there, like CASP, who want to help you get through this painful time and find resources, or reach out to if you need it.
Resources to connect you with help:
Kids Help Phone: 24/7 helpline that offers phone and web counselling to those 20 years of age and under. Both anonymous and confidential; call 1-800-668-6868 and help will be provided immediately.
Your Life Counts: The YLC Online Lifeline is a free, safe and secure place for you to share your thoughts and feelings conﬁdentially and anonymously.
Mind Your Mind: Information for individuals ages of 14-24 about getting help and reaching out during trying times. Includes interactive tools and apps to help you de-stress and boost positivity.
To Write Love on Her Arms: A great resource dedicated to presenting hope and help to people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. See their blog for stories from those with lived experience
We Matter – A place to gather positive messages from people across Canada offering support to Indigenous youth going through difficult times. The site includes online resources, connections to crisis lines and original stories and poems by Indigenous peoples on overcoming obstacles and hopelessness. Check out their list of things to do when experiencing suicidal thoughts.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 1-855-242-3310. This toll-free crisis intervention support line is to connect First Nations and Inuit young people and adults experiencing distress with experienced crisis intervention counsellors. Services are available 24/7 in English and French, and if requested – Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.