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CMHA HKPR is a proud partner in 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline.
9-8-8 is a new national helpline for anyone across Canada who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know. Call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime for support in English and French. 9-8-8 responders are here to listen and provide support without judgement.

How 9-8-8 works

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline follows a network model.

When you call or text 9-8-8, you will reach a responder at one of nearly 40 local, provincial and territorial, and national crisis lines, who co-deliver the service.

9-8-8 Partners are the backbone of the service. They are based in location across Canada. They provide existing crisis services within their communities, as well as taking 9-8-8 calls and texts. They are here to make sure that you can connect to a responder within your local community. They also include Hope for Wellness and Kids Help Phone, who are here to make sure that when you reach out to 9-8-8, you can choose to get specialized support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and youth.

The 9-8-8 service is coordinated and led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Note: If you have feedback regarding this program, please see our Feedback page or contact the program manager, Calli Lorente.

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