Suicide is the act of taking one's own life on purpose.

For some, suicidal thoughts are situational and short-lived. For others, suicidal thoughts are more persistent and chronic. In either case, it is important that individuals with suicidal thoughts get help. Often, those with suicidal thoughts have a mental health illness, and treatment from a health professional may help eliminate these thoughts. Talking about suicide with a friend or loved one you think may be struggling with suicidal thoughts does not result in suicide and may in fact help save that person’s life.


If you or your loved one is thinking about suicide, call the Fraser Health Crisis Line at 604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444.


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