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Youth Suicide Prevention


1. For Young People

Suicide and mental health can be tough to talk about. Watch for these signs if you think your friend might be struggling:

  • They are quiet or irritable, with this behavior being out of character.
  • They feel hopeless.
  • They are using drugs and/or misusing alcohol.
  • They are spending less time with friends.
  • They are harming themselves or taking dangerous risks.

Help is available 24/7. If you or your friends need someone to talk to, these services can help you:

9-8-8: National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Hotline

  • Dial or text 9-8-8; 24/7 voice or text support for mental health crisis and suicide prevention. Visit for more information.

Healthline 811

  • Specially trained staff are available to provide mental health and addictions crisis support in a safe and confidential manner. It is free and available 24/7.
  • Dial 811 to call Healthline.

Kids Help Phone

  • Kids Help Phone offers professional counselling, information and referrals. You can phone, text or chat online. It's confidential, free and available 24/7.
  • Call 1-800-668-6868
  • Text CONNECT to 686868
  • Chat online at

If there is an emergency, call 911.


2. For Parents and Caregivers

Talking about suicide and mental health can be tough for people of all ages.

Learn about mental health supports and services and ways you can help yourself, your child/teen, a friend, or a family member manage a mental health challenge.

Mental Health and Illness

  • Learn about the symptoms and signs of mental illness

Mental Health Services

  • Learn about the mental health services available for people in Saskatchewan.

Seeking Professional Help

  • Learn about the resources and supports available to help yourself, your friends or your family with a mental health issue.

Saskatchewan Health Care Facilities

  • Do a search for the type of facility you're looking for.

Mental Health Supports: Community Resources

  • Find mental health supports available in your community.

If there is an emergency, call 911.

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