Are you worried about someone
What should you do?
Have you heard someone you know talking about suicide? Do you know someone who is showing disturbing signs that you just can’t put your finger on? Are you worried and do not know how to react? As a witness, you can do something to help. Do not wait- call us. You will receive information, help and support.
When you call 514-723-4000, you get in touch with a crisis worker who tells you what to do when a person talks about suicide. You can also register to attend an information meeting for friends and family. The purpose of this meeting is to give you information and to teach you simple, effective ways of helping a person who is thinking about suicide.
For more basic information on suicide, the telltale signs and a few possible actions, you can also consult the brochure Help for life.
Information Meeting for Friends and Family
As a friend or family member, you can attend a free two-hour evening meeting hosted by two crisis workers. These information groups are small (usually no more than 12 people) and are made up of friends, colleagues, parents, etc.
The purpose of these meetings is to inform you about suicide and look at the following objectives:
To talk freely about the problem and your needs
To find concrete ways to help the suicidal person
To benefit from the experience of other participants and to feel supported during this difficult time
To learn about the different resources that are available
These meetings are for people who understand French. However, we can provide you with English documentation during the meeting. You can register by calling 514-723-4000. If you only speak and understand English, call us and we will refer you to another service offered in English.