Need help now?
If you or someone you know is in crisis now, please call 911 or your local crisis line.
If someone tells you that they are planning to take their life soon, you can help keep them safe by doing one of the following:
- Calling 911
- Calling your local crisis line
- Taking them to a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic
It’s important that you stay with the person until the crisis line or emergency responders say that you can leave.
If someone is not at immediate risk of suicide, you can still help by pointing them to a life-saving resource or service:
- If they already see a doctor or other mental health service provider, it’s important that they tell their service provider about any thoughts of suicide they may have been having. Depending on your relationship, you can offer to assist—by helping them schedule appointments or by taking them to their appointments, for example. You can also give them the number of a local crisis line or encourage them to see a doctor, if they are not already doing so.
- Schools, workplaces, cultural or community mental health or family support services, and faith communities can help someone access supports.
Register now—learn to save a life
Because suicide can be a difficult topic to bring up, ASIST and safeTALK awareness training workshops equip you with the knowledge, skill and confidence to help someone at risk of suicide. Learn more and find a workshop near you.
This campaign is proudly supported by London Drugs
London Drugs is committed to the health, care and overall well-being of the individuals and families who live and work in the communities we serve and is proud to support the Canadian Mental Health Association’s efforts to bring attention to suicide prevention.