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Suicide should never be an option; There are always solutions. Having suicidal thoughts can happen to anyone. If you are experiencing a situation of despair that leads you to think about suicide, do not hesitate to consult and ask for help. Several resources are available. A competent and attentive person will offer you a confidential and quality service. 

By phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Need Help - Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-866-277-3553 
  • Info-Social Line: 8-1-1, option 2 
  • Chat: Text to 535353 

You can also contact your doctor or go to a CLSC point of service to get help from a psychosocial worker.

Suicide Prevention Centres 

Suicide Prevention Centres offer a wide range of prevention, awareness, intervention, training and postvention services. Their services are intended for people in distress, their loved ones, people bereaved by suicide, but also professionals working in the public health and social services network, in the private sector and in schools or community settings: 

  • Face-to-face intervention; 
  • Support for people bereaved following the suicide of a loved one; 
  • Occasional or short-term follow-up of people at risk of suicide; 
  • Postvention (suicide intervention; family meetings, group meetings, work environments, school environments, etc.); 
  • Support for community stakeholders; 
  • Support for loved ones of a suicidal person. 

Sentinel Training 

The Acting as a Sentinel for Suicide Prevention training is aimed at adult volunteers, who are likely to be in contact with people vulnerable to suicide in the context of their work or during volunteer activities and who do not necessarily have training in counselling. Following the training, the sentinel is equipped to recognize the warning signs of suicidal behaviour in his or her living environment and can then direct the person to the appropriate support resources. 

Duration of the training: 7 hours 
*This training is offered free of charge 

If you are interested in becoming a Sentinel, please contact your local Suicide Prevention Centre to register for the training: 

  • Amos: 819-732-5473 
  • Rouyn-Noranda: 819-764-5099 
  • Val-d'Or: 819-825-7159 
  • Abitibi-Ouest: 819-339-3356 
  • Témiscamingue: 819-622-7777 
  • Senneterre: 819-737-2785 
  • Malartic: 819-757-6645