Suicide

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.

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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.