National Suicide Prevention Week

September 10–16, 2023

National Suicide Prevention Week is dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and providing support to those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

No matter how big or small the challenge, it’s important to know you’re not alone. There are many support services available to help individuals struggling with mental health issues, including suicide prevention services.

If you or someone you know may be at risk for suicide, please reach out to a mental health provider right away. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and get the support you need! If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

During National Suicide Prevention Week and beyond, remember: You matter. Your life matters. You are not alone.

Suicide Prevention

Education, resources and tools are available to help individuals understand suicide, identify warning signs, find immediate help when needed, and connect with support services.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Information on crisis intervention, how to support a loved one, dealing with loss, and life promotion.

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Equipping people with the knowledge and skills to respond to a person considering suicide.

Mental Health Resources

Visit our RESOURCES PAGE for a directory of free confidential supports available 24/7/365.

In addition to mental health and addictions resources, services and supports are available for:

  • Crisis and Urgent Distress
  • Youth
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Emergency Income
  • Family Violence
  • Bullying
Help is just a call or click away!

Need help now?

Concerned for yourself or loved one? Call Health Link by dialing 811 for advice from a registered nurse 24/7.

211 Alberta

Call or text 2-1-1, or live chat online to find programs and services in your community.


Text HOPEAB to 393939 to subscribe to daily text messages of encouragement and guidance, crafted by mental health therapists. Additional programs are available for cancer care, first responders, teachers, addictions, and youth.