What if I am having thoughts of suicide?2018-09-02T19:55:14+00:00

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What if I am having thoughts of suicide?

If you are having thoughts of suicide, it is important to tell an adult you trust right away. This could be a parent, a friend’s parent, your aunt or uncle, a grandparent, a teacher, your family doctor or a school counsellor. Suicide may seem like an answer to the emotional or physical pain you are feeling, but there is help available and you can feel better.

Other things you can do are:

  • Call a crisis line, like the Distress Centre (403-266-4537) or the Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868)
  • Make sure you are not alone
  • Write a list of places you feel safe if you don’t feel safe at home
  • Don’t use drugs or alcohol
  • Call 9-1-1 or ask a friend to call for you if you feel you are a danger to yourself or others
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CONTACT CMHA & YouthSMART

CMHA Main Office
#105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G9
Canada

Tel: 403-297-1700
Fax: 403-270-3066
Email: education@cmha.calgary.ab.ca

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NOTE: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region does not provide crisis services. If you are in immediate need of assistance contact the Distress Centre’s 24-hour Crisis Line at 403 266 HELP (4357).

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