What if I am having thoughts of suicide?2018-09-24T16:12:56+00:00

What if I am Having Thoughts of Suicide?

Having thoughts of suicide is a scary and uncomfortable feeling. If you are having thoughts of suicide it’s important to share these thoughts with someone you trust. While it is scary to share this with someone, it’s important that you ask for help from an adult you trust. This could be a parent, a friend’s parent, your aunt or uncle, a grandparent, teacher or school counsellor. Suicide can feel like an answer to very strong emotional and physical pain, but there is help available to support you and make you feel better.’ Please reach out if you are feeling these uncomfortable emotions- you are not alone.

Other things you can do are:

  • Call a crisis line, like Distress Centre (403-266-4537) or 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: [email protected]

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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