Resources


Are
you thinking about ending your life?

  • Tell someone! Things can seem worse when you feel you’re dealing with them on your own.

  • If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe call 911. If you need immediate crisis support call COAST 1-877-825-9011.

  • Talk to a trusted adult about how you’re feeling (consider a parent, teacher, coach, guidance counsellor, family friend, spiritual leader, school social worker, school mental health liaison nurse).

  • Contact a crisis line (see list below)

  • Avoid using drugs and alcohol. This could make things seem worse and lead to risky behaviour.

  • Postpone any decision to end your life.
    Remember that suicidal thoughts and feelings eventually pass.

  • It is very important that you find people to support you through this.

  • Look through the resources below for places that can provide additional support from.


Are you concerned someone else is thinking about ending their life?
  • Ask them directly if they are thinking about suicide.

  • Listen without judgement and try to understand their feelings.

  • Ask them if they have a plan so you know how to help them stay safe.

  • Encourage them to seek support right away. You can offer to go with them.

  • NEVER keep suicidal thoughts a secret. TELL someone even if you have to find help for them on your own.

  • If you are immediately concerned about their safety call 911. If you need immediate crisis support call COAST 1-877-825-9011.

  • Involve a trusted adult (consider a parent, teacher, coach, guidance counsellor, family friend, spiritual leader, school social worker, school mental health liaison nurse).

  • Look through the resources below for places that can provide additional support.


Youth Resources