Suicide is a difficult topic for many people to bring up. However, when someone talks about suicide or brings up concern for a loved one, it’s important to take action and seek help quickly. (Canadian Mental Health Association).

What is Suicide?

The Canadian Mental Health Association defines suicide as:

  • Someone ending their life on purpose

About 4000 Canadians die each year by suicide. Suicide is the second-most common cause of death among young people, but men in their 40s and 50s have the highest rate of suicide. While women are three to four times more likely to attempt suicide than men, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. (Canadian Mental Health Association)

UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE - Suicide Prevention Understanding

PREVENTING SUICIDE - Suicide Prevention

COPING & INTERVENING - Suicide Prevention - Coping

GRIEVING - Suicide Prevention - Grieving

ADVOCATING - Suicide Prevention - Advocating

The Hamilton Police Service works alongside the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton to make Hamilton a suicide-safer community.

The Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton is a charitable, non-profit organization of professionals and individuals from the community who are interested in suicide prevention and its related issues. They work together to promote awareness and to create change through leadership, advocacy, and education.

Their mission is to offer help and hope to the community by providing leadership around the issue of suicide prevention by focusing on Education, training and community awareness; Stigma reduction; Advocacy.

To learn more about the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton and to find out more about member ship, please visit their website at:

Where do I get help?

Stop Suicide

24-Hour Assistance in Hamilton:

Emergency 911

COAST Hamilton 905-972-8338

Barrett Centre Crisis Support 905-529-7878

Salvation Army Suicide Crisis Line 905-522-1477

Telecare 905-681-1488

For additional information on suicide prevention, please visit:

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health Association/

Suicide Prevention

COAST Hamilton (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 905-972-8338

Coast Hamilton

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton


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