It’s important as a prevention worker to find out ahead of time which resources can provide services in English, as well as in cultural community languages. This is true in and out of Quebec. Not all of your clients will be fluent in English or French.
In the province of Quebec, there is a toll-free number for anyone in an emotionally bad state: 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553). The province boasts 33 suicide prevention centres. The operator can refer you in a pinch: just call 411 or consult: centredecrise.ca/centre-de-crise.html.
On the web, the Quebec Suicide Prevention Association (AQPS) is at aqps.info. They coordinate the province’s 33 prevention centres. Emergency services in Quebec are provided by Urgences-Santé. Just call 911.
The following listening helplines are available: Suicide Action Montréal: (514) 723-4000
- Tel-Aide: (514) 935-1101
- Tel-Jeunes: 1-800-263-2266
- Jeunesse J’écoute: 1-800-668-6868
- Déprimés Anonymes: (514) 278-2130
Libraries provide an impressive inventory of books on the issue of suicide. Prevention centres can provide specific materials relevant to your situation.
Book excerpt from Quebec Suicide Prevention Handbook (2014), Éditions TNT
Suicide Prevention Hotlines:
Québec: 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553). CLSCs can also help you.
Canada: Canada Suicide Prevention Service 833-456-4566
U.S.: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).