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.
- ROCK – Reach Out Centre for Kids
- ROCK Crisis Response Line
- COAST (for Youth 16+)
- Children’s Aid Society
- Mental Health Helpline
- Mind you Mind website
- Oakville Distress Centre
- North Halton Distress Centre
- LGBT Youth Line
- Telecare Burlington
Days Ahead Youth Program
- Kids Help Phone
- Mental Health Liaison Nurse
- Schizophrenia Society of Ontario