9-8-8 Suicide Hotline - now active

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Across Canada  anyone anytime can call and text 9-8-8, a new three-digit service, for help when they need it most. 

The service offers trauma-informed and culturally affirming support to anyone who is thinking of suicide, or who is worried about someone they  now.

If you are feeling like you have lost hope and are struggling to cope, if you are dealing with thoughts of suicide, or if you are worried about someone else, 9-8-8 is here for you. When you reach out, a trained responder will listen without judgement, provide support and understanding, and can tell you about resources that will help.

Thirty nine organizations across the country will be involved and tasked with creating teams of responders to handle calls.

If your safety is at risk, call 9-1-1 right away.

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