Suicide happens when a person has lost all hope. It is a final attempt to end really intense suffering, but it is not a solution. People who end their lives this way leave the people who care about them with a lifetime of sadness, confusion, hurt and despair.

This section deals with what happens when someone wants to end their life, what you can do if you’re feeling suicidal or have lost someone to suicide, and how you can help a friend.

  Feeling suicidal right now?

If you are feeling suicidal, or have a plan to end your life, please call 9-1-1.

You can also call Kids Help Phone to speak to a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868. We can help you. You don’t have to handle this on your own.

Last Reviewed August 2013 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team

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