The news of Robin Williams’ death has hit many people hard.
In the aftermath of what the media are reporting as a probable suicide, people have many questions about how suicide can be prevented.
Where can you get help in a crisis?
If you need help:
- Visit your local emergency department or call 911
- Contact a nurse at Telehealth Ontario by dialing 1-866-797-0000
- Call the Kids Help Phone at 1 800 668-6868
- Call the Good2Talk support line at 1-866-925-5454 (for post-secondary students in Ontario aged 17-25)
>> See more emergency crisis and distress centres
If you’re in crisis, the CAMH Emergency Department is open 24/7.
Treatment and support are available.
>> Ontario Mental Health Helpline (open 24/7 for treatment anywhere in Ontario)
The myth that talking about suicide is dangerous—that raising the issue with a troubled person could give them the idea of suicide—persists. Let’s debunk it right now.
If you think someone you care about is thinking about suicide—ask them. Read more