9-8-8 Dialing Code for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Services

The 9-8-8 suicide prevention service, initially introduced in the United States, is now accessible in Canada through call and text.

People in every province and territory who are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate, real-time support can use the three-digit number, 988. Similar to 911 for accessing fire, police, and medical emergencies, 988: Suicide Crisis Helpline is a short, easy-to-remember number to get a quick response from coast to coast to coast, 24/7 and free of charge.