Suicide Hotlines and Resources: US and Canada

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s (NSPL) – is the central Suicide Prevention site in the US. It’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free telephone number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). They will also route you to one of the 150 Suicide Crisis centers in the US. Website

The National Suicide Crisis Center Locator– allows you to search by zip code or state to find one of the 150 Suicide Crisis Centers in the US

Other US Suicide Prevention Hotlines and Websites

Christian Suicide Support

Spanish Language

  • Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio – Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454
  • Spanish speaking suicide hotline: 1-800-SUICIDA (784-2432)



Teens and Children – Covenant House Nineline Tel: 800-999-9999

Other Crisis Hotlines

  • List of US Mental Health hotlines, for various disorders:
  • Self Injury – Tel: 1.800.DON’T.CUT (366-8288)
  • Suicide Hotline – Tel: 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
  • Domestic Violence – Tel: 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline – Tel: 1-800-THE-GLNH
  • Rape Crisis – Tel: 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)
  • Child Abuse Tel: -1-800-4-A-CHILD begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-4-A-CHILD


Please note:
· Add +1 before the numbers to call from long distance or internationally

Suicide Prevention

Center for Suicide Prevention: Centre for Suicide Prevention
Suite 320, 1202 Centre Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 5A5
Phone: 403-245-3900 (free call)
Fax: 403-245-0299

Suicide Action Montreal
2345 est. rue Belanger
H2G 1C9
Tel: (514) 723 4000

Useful numbers

Crisis Intervention Centre – Tel: 1-800-757-7766
Kids Help Phone – Tel: 1-800-668-6868
Parents Help Line – Tel: 1-888-603-9100
Sexual Assault Support & Crisis – Tel: 1-800-909-7007
S.O.S. Femmes – Tel: 1-800-387-8603

Location of Local Crisis Centers in Canada

Greater Toronto Area numbers

· The Distress Center: 416-408-4357
· The Mobile Crisis Unit: 416-498-0043
· The Mental Health Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
· 416-310-COPE (2673)

Manitoba area

· Manitoba Suicide Line (24hr): 1-877-435-7170
· Crisis Line (24hr): 1-888-322-
· Teen Touch (24hr): 1-204-783-1116
· Kids Help Phone (24hr): 1-800-668-6868

Mood Disorder Association of Manitoba (MDAM) –This is not a 24 hr line but they will help you find support groups, therapists, pdocs, mental health workers or outpatient programs – 1-204-786-0987

Canadian Suicide Associations

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