Native Youth Speaks on Suicide Prevention
"The Indian Health Service remains very concerned and troubled about the high number of suicides in Indian Country."
The following resources address suicide among the Aboriginal problem and suggest ways in which this issue can be addressed, incorporating Aboriginal knowledge. Hover your mouse over each resource for more information.
- Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit (Centre for Suicide Prevention)
- Acting on What We Know: Preventing Youth Suicide in First Nations
- Assessment And Planning Tool Kit For First Nations Communities
- Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy Action Plan
- Suicide Among Aboriginal People in Canada
- Suicide Prevention and Two-Spirited People
- Suicide Prevention: Inuit Traditional Practices that Encouraged Resilience And Coping
Suicide Hotlines & Crisis Centres
If you or if someone you know is feeling suicidal, there are various crisis support lines you can call for assistance.
Crisis Support Centre 24-Hour Distress Line: (780) 482-HELP (4357) *
1-800-232-7288 (Vermilion residents only)
Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta South Region: 1-888-787-2880 (toll free)
St. Paul and District Crisis Association: 1-800-263-3045 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
Distress Centre Calgary 24 Hour Crisis Line: (403) 266-HELP (4357) *
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 *
Listing of Crisis Support Centres Acrosss Canada (Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention)
* This service also includes an online chat option
Sacred Circle 2012: Suicide Prevention
"Cynthia Patterson, coordinator of the Anglican national Suicide Prevention Program, shares her work with Sacred Circle. She encourages members to talk about this crisis in their communities."