A Focus Series

Suicide

If you fear your child might be contemplating suicide, you need to talk to them right away to find out the truth
Inside this Series

If you or someone you know is actively suicidal, get help immediately by contacting Crisis Services Canada's national suicide-prevention hotline available 24/7, toll free at 1.833.456.4566 or by texting 45645. Not every depressed or suicidal person displays obvious signs, which include withdrawal from family or friends, destructive behaviour, mood swings or poor eating and sleeping habits.


Determining if your child is suicidal


How to help someone who is suicidal 


Finding hope after a suicide 


Talking to children about suicide


Referrals

If you or someone you know is actively suicidal, get help immediately by contacting Crisis Services Canada's national suicide-prevention hotline available 24/7, toll free at 1.833.456.4566 or by texting 45645.

For help of a less urgent nature, Focus on the Family Canada's professional counsellors are available to discuss your situation with you over the phone, or to connect you with a counsellor in your area. Please call Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific time at 1.800.661.9800.