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9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

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About 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

Suicide is a significant public health issue that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Some communities in Canada are disproportionately impacted by suicide, including, men and boys, people serving federal sentences, survivors of suicide loss and suicide attempt, 2SLGBTQIA+ groups, and some First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.

Today, an average of 12 people die by suicide every day in Canada. While we have made progress towards talking openly about our mental health and suicide prevention, we still need to do more to make it easier for anyone who is struggling to get help.  

On November 30, 2023, 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline, a national three-digit number for suicide prevention and emotional distress support will launch, providing people in Canada with free access to 24/7/365, bilingual, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate suicide prevention support by phone and text. 

The 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline is funded by the Government of Canada, and delivered by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and their partners.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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CMHA celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

As we commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3rd, CMHA Champlain East recognizes that inclusivity extends beyond physical accessibility. It includes the mental and emotional health of every individual.

IDPD’s goal is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities may face unique mental health and addiction challenges as well as challenges in accessing other social determinants of health. For example, people with disabilities account for 30 per cent of Canadians living in deep poverty, earning below 75 per cent of Canada's official poverty line.

In recognition of those challenges, CMHA works to increase access to the social determinants of health and to support inclusion and participation for individuals with disabilities in the community. 

To learn more about IDPD visit for more information.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

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LivingWorks Suicide Prevention Training


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Champlain East Branch
329 Pitt Street
Cornwall , K6J 3R1, Ontario
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm