Helping someone who may be suicidal


If someone you know:

  • shows changes in behaviour, appearance, or mood
  • threatens suicide
  • talks about wanting to die
  • deliberately injures themselves
  • appears depressed, sad, withdrawn…

You can help!
Ask directly, “Are you thinking of suicide?”

If they say yes:

  • stay calm and listen
  • let the person talk about their feelings
  • take all threats of suicide seriously
  • connect the person to your local crisis line

Call 211 or your local crisis line

ab.211.ca