Death by Suicide
The LifeLine Canada Foundation
Although it may be a personal act, suicide impacts families, communities and society as a whole and, as a result, our public health. LifeLine Canada Foundation, a positive mental health initiative is offering ” The LifeLine Suicide Prevention and Awareness App, a centralized tool to access and connect with accredited resources.
How They Can Help
The LifeLine App offers immediate access to guidance and support for those suffering in crisis, been affected by suicide and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide. It also supports the global mental health crisis and includes international resources for immediate access to guidance and support worldwide.
The Lifeline Suicide Prevention Mobile App
The LifeLine App is the National free Suicide Prevention and Awareness App that offers access and guidance to support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide. The LifeLine App also provides awareness education and prevention strategies to guide people in crisis all across the Globe.
The LifeLine App has several main goals:
- One touch dialing from anywhere in Canada
- Fast and easy access to crisis centres all across Canada
- Connect someone in crisis with the support and guidance they need 24/7
- Aid in suicide prevention
- Build suicide awareness
- Help guide loved ones left behind after a suicide
The LifeLine App also includes direct access to:
- Online Chat, Text and Email Crisis Help
- Canadian Crisis Line Centres Mapping
- Self Management tools
- Pattern Interrupts (to interrupt the pattern of suicide ideation)
- Mental Health Apps from across the Globe
- Attempt Survivor support Access
- Canadian and Global Online Resources
- International Crisis Lines
Everyone seems to have been affected by suicide in one way or another. It could be a family member, friend, colleague or someone close. It touches all of our lives and the effects can impact the survivors for a lifetime. The LifeLine was developed through dedication to helping others who have been affected by suicide as a centralized tool to access and connect with accredited resources in Canada and Worldwide.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
CASP provides educational material and resources. The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) provides information and resources to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
- Find Local Crisis Centres
Centre for Suicide Prevention
We educate people with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide. We teach prevention because prevention is the only solution to suicide.
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Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only free, anonymous and bilingual professional counselling, information and referral service for young people. They are available 24/7 by phone, Live Chat, and the Always There chat app.
What is Kids Help Phone?
- Phone counselling
- Web counselling
- For ages 20 & under
- Free, 24/7
- Anonymous & Confidential
The KHP Promise
- Anonymous means you don’t have to tell us who you are.
- Confidential means whatever you tell us is safe.
What happens when I call?
- First, you’ll hear an automated message: “Hi! Welcome to Kids Help Phone.” Then you can choose to speak with someone in either English or French.
- Next comes a message about prank calls. We need to keep the lines free for kids and teens that need to connect with us.
- Once you get through, a counsellor will ask how they can help you. It’s okay if you don’t know what to say. You get to decide what you want to share.
Canadian Mental Health Association
Founded in 1918, CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. With more than 10,000 staff and volunteers in more than 100 community locations across Canada, CMHA provides vital services and support to well over half a million Canadians every year. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities.
As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Suicide and mental health are deeply connected — it’s estimated that 90% of people who die by suicide were experiencing a mental health problem or illness. Suicide is a serious public health problem with lasting, harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities.
One of the top 10 causes of death in Canada, suicide trends in both youth and Indigenous peoples in Canada have reached epidemic proportions.
Suicide prevention and life promotion are possible. We all have a role to play.
Suicide remains an issue surrounded by fear, shame, and silence. While the causes of suicide are complex, we know promotion of good mental health, prevention of mental illness, and reduction of stigma all contribute to mental wellness, life promotion and suicide prevention. Addressing the social determinants of health, reducing risk factors, increasing protective factors, improving access to services, treatment and support, as well as improving understanding of mental health, also play a crucial roles in prevention.
What are we doing?
Promoting mental health and preventing mental illness and suicide wherever possible is one of the six strategic directions of Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada. That’s why the MHCC is dedicated to promoting life and preventing suicide in Canada, and is collaborating with many partners to increase capacity for suicide prevention, life promotion, postvention and intervention.
In addition to leading our own work, the MHCC collaborates with partners, including the Public Health Agency of Canada and supports the Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention.
The MHCC also works with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and the Centre for Suicide Prevention — two organizations committed to reduced suicide rates and minimize the consequences of suicide by educating, facilitating, supporting and advising.