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Suicide Intervention – Secular Resources


If someone is injured or in immediate danger, contact emergency services.

Call: 911


Hope for Wellness Help Line (24/7): The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Call: 1-855-242-3310

Web: – use the chat option to connect with a counsellor on-line.

Services are available:

  • to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate emotional support, crisis intervention or referrals to community-based services
    • experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk
  • in English and French and, on request, in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Call: 1-866-925-4419


Crisis Text Line Canada

Text CONNECT to 686868


Canada Suicide Prevention Services (CSPS) (24/7)

For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)
Pour les résidents du Québec, composez le 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)


Kids Help Phone



Gamblers Anonymous


Substance Use Service Directory (Canada) 


Credit Counselling Information (Finances)


Credit Counselling Canada



VAC Assistance Service (For veterans, former RCMP members, and family members)

1-800-268-7708 (24/7)


Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program

1-800-268-7708 (24/7)


Other resources:

  • Your faith leader
  • A trusted mentor or support
  • An elder in your community
  • A spiritual adviser
  • Your doctor or general practitioner
  • Your local hospital
  • Your community nurse practitioner
  • Your military chaplain
  • Your mental health professional (e.g. counsellor, psychologist, psychiatrist)
  • Community mental health service
  • Relationship counsellor
  • Your company’s employee assistance provider/service


Training in Suicide Intervention

LivingWorks Start

“In just 90 minutes online, LivingWorks Start teaches trainees to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support.”


Reading resources

CRISIS & TRAUMA Counseling: What to Do & Say when it matters most – by H Norman Wright




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