988 Suicide Crisis Helpline

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


Description
Provides national telephone and text suicide prevention and support.

Service offers:

  • culturally affirming suicide prevention services
  • access to online resources, local helplines and crisis resources across Canada
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • anyone who is thinking about suicide or who is worried about someone they know
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call or text 9-8-8
  • see website for information on what to expect when you contact 9-8-8, including how to access supports for individuals with hearing loss or those requiring language interpretation services

Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-833-456-4566
Telephone
9-8-8
Text
9-8-8
Web Site
https://www.988.ca
Languages
American Sign Language (ASL); English; French; Interpreters / Translators - Cree, Ojibwe, Inuktitut available through Hope for Wellness Helpline. Interpreters available for other languages.
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Verified On
December 1, 2023
Hours of Operation
24/7