988 unavailable in Canada
Although the 988 mental health and suicide prevention support number is being rolled out in the United States as of July 16, 2022, a three-digit number of this type is not yet available in Canada.
However, other helplines are available:
- The Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566.
Anywhere in Québec
- The provincial suicide prevention hotline at 1-866-277-3553 (1-866-APPELLE).
- The Info-Social line at 811 (option 2).
- Your regional crisis center (see the list).
Wellness Together Canada
- Adults can text WELLNESS to 741741.
- Youth can text WELLNESS to 686868.
- You can also text the provincial suicide prevention hotline at 1-855-957-5353.
Warning: At any time, if your life or the life of a loved one is in danger, call 911.
If you dial 988, an automated message will notify you that this service is unavailable in Canada and invite you to contact the Canada Suicide Prevention Service.