Appendix 3: Suicide Awareness Resources
Handout 3 is an annotated list of online resources on suicide prevention.
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Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Lines
If you or someone you know needs help, call one of the numbers below:
- Crisis Centre: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433. If you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.
- Here2Talk: 1-877-857-3397. A 24-hour phone and chat counselling support service for B.C. post-secondary students.
- KUU-US Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717. A 24-hour crisis line for Indigenous people in B.C.
Resources for More Information
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: This organization provides information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: The Centre for Addition and Mental Health has many resources around suicide awareness, including a Get Help page with information on crisis lines and immediate help.
Centre for Suicide Prevention: A branch of Canadian Mental Health Association, the Centre for Suicide Prevention provides information and resources on how to respond to people at risk of suicide. They have toolkits, information sheets, and training resources.
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: A resource for individuals who are experiencing suicidal ideation or have had a plan or made an attempt to hurt themselves. Includes resources, information, support, and practical steps to help cope with suicidality.
Live Through This: This website is a collection of diverse personal stories from people who have attempted suicide and survived.
LivingWorks ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Programs: This organization offers workshops on how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing a skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan.
Mental Health Commission of Canada: The Mental Health Commission of Canada has a number of fact sheets, research reports, and webinars on suicide prevention.
The Trevor Project — Saving Young LGBTQ Lives: The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
Supports for Indigenous People
KUU-US Crisis Line Society: This society offers a suicide crisis line as well as education, pevention, and intervention resources for Indigenous people in BC. 1-800-588-8717
We Matter Campaign: Indigenous-led and nationally registered non-profit organization that is committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope, and life promotion.
Resources on Self-Harm
Self-Injury Outreach and Support: A non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.
Self-Harm and Suicide: This toolkit helps explain the differences and the similarities between self-harm and suicidal behaviour.