An important part of helping someone in crisis is the ability to recognize the risk factors and warning signs for suicide. For more information, please see Risk Factors & Warning Signs.
If someone has disclosed that they are having thoughts of suicide, they should be connected to a resource as soon as possible in order to keep them safe. Brainstorm with the person about various supports available and where to access help.
In the case of emergency:
- Call 911
- Go to the Emergency Room of your local hospital
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (available 24/7):
- Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT)
(902) 429-8167 or 1 (888) 429-8167 (Toll Free)
The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT) offers province-wide intervention and short-term crisis management for those in distress.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 1-855-242-3310
If you are FEELING SAD or DISTRESSED and want to talk, support is a phone call away. Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French. Callers may ask about the availability of services in the language of their choice.
Please see Supports and Services in NS for more resources available in your community.
Note: This information does not replace suicide prevention training. For more information about training options offered by CAST, please see Training.