Did you know:

World Suicide Prevention Day is Friday, September 10th, 2021

According to the Government of Canada’s website (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/suicide-prevention/suicide-canada.html):

  • Every day on average more than 10 Canadians die by suicide
  • For every person lost to suicide, many more experience thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts
  • For every death by suicide, at least 7 to 10 survivors are significantly affected by the loss


These Canadian groups have higher rates of suicide:

  • Men and boys
  • People serving federal sentences
  • Survivors of suicide loss and survivors of a suicide attempt
  • Youth – 15 to 24 years old, which is the second leading cause of death for youth
  • Some First Nation and Métis communities, especially among youth
  • All Inuit regions in Canada
  • Women have higher rates of self-harm, and that can be a risk factor for suicide
  • Thoughts of suicide and suicide-related behaviors are more frequent among LGBTQ youth in comparison to their non-LGBTQ peers.


Some famous people who died by suicide include comedian and actor Robin Williams, fashion icon Kate Spade, and chef and writer Anthony Bourdain.

Suicide Is Preventable!

Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Hours: 24/7/365. Languages: English, French
Learn more: 833-456-4566
Other Chat and Text Services Available

British Columbia:
BC Interior
Interior Crisis Line Network
Crisis Chat (5 PM to 9PM PT) interiorcrisisline.com

Coastal Region
Vancouver Crisis Centre
Crisis Chat (12 PM to 1 AM PT): crisiscentrechat.ca

Northern BC
Northern BC Crisis Centre
Crisis Chat (4 PM – 10 PM PT): www.northernyouthonline.ca
Youth Support: (250) 564-8336

Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island Crisis Line & Chat
Crisis Chat (6 PM – 10 PM PT): www.vicrisis.ca
Crisis Text: (250) 800-3806

Calgary & Area
Distress Centre Calgary
Crisis Chat Support (Starting at 3 PM MST): www.distresscentre.com
Crisis Text & Chat Support (Starting at 3 PM MST): www.calgaryconnecteen.com

Wood’s Homes
Crisis Text & Chat Support (9 AM – 10 PM MST): www.woodshomes.ca

All of Manitoba
MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services (M-F 10 am – 9 pm CT):
Online crisis chat: supportline.ca
Phone: 1-866-367-3276

All of Ontario
ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Service
Crisis Chat (2 pm – 2 am ET): www.dcontario.org/ontx.html
Crisis Text (2 pm – 2 am ET): 258258

All of Canada
Kids Help Phone
Text Services: Text “CONNECT” to 686868 (children and youth)

Youthspace.ca (NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support)
Youth Chat (6 pm – 12 am PT): www.youthspace.ca
Youth Text (6 pm – 12 am PT): (778) 783-0177