Youth Supports

Thoughts of suicide in youth are common due to the developmental, cognitive, and emotional differences found within this age group. As many youth build resilience and learn coping skills these thoughts pas, but for some youth - factors like toxic stress, grief, bullying or other stress factors interfere in the development of these skills. All thoughts of suicide should be taken seriously so they can be openly discussed and addressed before a crisis occurs. Suicide in youth is the 2nd leading cause of death. For a handful of individuals this ideation starts very early due to early childhood trauma and increases the likelihood of suicide in youth and adulthood. Statistics Canada begins recording suicide statistics for children as young as 5 years old. If you or a youth in your life need help, reach out for support as early as possible.

Crisis
Call 911

If the individual has a plan or is about to hurt themselves or someone else, call emergency services. They are available any time of day and will connect the individual with a hospital or emergency care service.

Youth Supports

Call  211
211 Can help you find support groups, walk-in clinics or other resources nearby and can connect you to hotlines.

People for Support
People who make great support are family doctors, health care professionals, counselors,  teachers, coaches,  adults you trust, family or caregivers. Use supports when there isn't a likelihood of immediate harm but the individual needs to seek help to get things under control.

Youth Hotlines

Get coping strategies and local resources.

Crisis Services Canada
1.833.456.4566
Text 45645

Kid's Help Phone
1.800.668.6868
Text 686868

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness
1.855.242.3310

Children's

Apps

Kid's Help Phone
Always There APP

Anxiety, Depression & Stress
-SAM
-Headspace
-Stop, Breathe, Think

Self Injury
-Calm Harm

Adult Supports

Life for everyone is challenging and there are times when, as an adult, we lose our sense of purpose, we suffer losses, and lose hope. In these times of struggle reach out for support.

Crisis
Call 911

If the individual has a plan or is about to hurt themselves or someone else, call emergency services. They are available any time of day and will connect the individual with a hospital or emergency care service.

Supports

Call  211
211 Can help you find support groups, walk-in clinics or other resources nearby and can connect you to hotlines.

People for Support
People who make great support are family doctors, health care professionals, counselors, family or caregivers. Use supports when there isn't a likelihood of immediate harm but the individual needs to seek help to get things under control.

Hotlines

Get coping strategies and local resources.

Crisis Services Canada
1.833.456.4566
Text 45645

Distress Line (AB)
1.780.482.4357

Access 24/7
780.424.2424

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness
1.855.242.3310

Apps & Podcasts

There are apps out there that can help you. A lot of support apps are built with activities, journals, and reminders to have you keeping track of your present state as a training tool to help you get help faster. Podcasts can be work specific or challenge specific. Look for a podcast that helps you hear someone else's story of hope that resonates with you and your story.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

ALL AGES

Bullying Help Line 1.888.456.2323

Sexual Assault Centre 1.780.423.4102

 

YOUTH SERVICES

Child and Adolescent Health Services  1.780.342.2701

Child and Adolescent Crisis Team 1.780.427.4491

Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.387.5437

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