About Talk Suicide Canada
Talk Suicide Canada provides nationwide, 24-hour, bilingual support to anyone who is facing suicide.
We’re here to help
If you are in a moment of crisis, struggling to understand or cope with suicidal thoughts, or worried about someone else, when you reach out, a trained responder will listen without judgement, provide support and understanding, and can tell you about resources that will help.
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.
Talk Suicide Canada was built as an equitable, accessible service to support anyone in need, no matter where they are in Canada. Our helpline will always be guided by principles of inclusion, stakeholder engagement and accessibility.
- It is okay and important to talk about suicide
- Everyone needs and deserves to feel connected, hopeful and safe
- People retain their autonomy and dignity when they are listened to with respect and without judgement
- National services that value and harness community expertise are better at meeting and responding to local needs
- Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention; cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships are critical to success
How Talk Suicide works
Talk Suicide Canada is a joint initiative.
The service is delivered in partnership by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Crisis Services Canada, with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National as a founding partner. The service is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
A network of 11 distress centres across the country and one back-up hub take Talk Suicide calls and texts. All our crisis responders have had the training they need to support people who have concerns about suicide and will be there to help and listen.
Talk Suicide distress centres:
Vancouver Island Crisis SocietyThe 24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line is an Island Health contracted service.
Interior Crisis Line Network – KelownaThe Crisis Line’s trained volunteers provide support to individuals experiencing emotional or situational distress, relationship issues, social isolation, suicide and more.
Interior Crisis Line Network – VernonThe Interior Crisis Line Network is your community safety net of C.A.R.E., providing Confidential, Accessible, Research-based, Empowering support for people in the Interior Region of BC.
Crisis Prevention, Intervention & Information Centre for Northern BCA safe, confidential and non-judgmental crisis line to discuss anything troubling you.
Distress Centre CalgaryDistress Centre Calgary (DCC) provides 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals through 211 and our programs at SORCe – all at no cost.
Distress Line – CMHA EdmontonThe Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress.
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service24 hour, 7 day a week emergency service for anyone experiencing a crisis.
Klinic Community HealthKlinic offers 24/7 confidential counselling through our Crisis Line and Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line.
Distress Centre HaltonWe support people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress.
Distress Centres of Greater TorontoSince 1967, Distress Centres of Greater Toronto has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable.
Chimo helplineChimo Helpline is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24hrs a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick.