The information in this section is not intended for self-help if you currently have thoughts of suicide or self-harm. For Nova Scotians, if you are currently experiencing a crisis, or know someone who is experiencing a crisis, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-429-8167 . The information in this section is intended to provide information and resources about suicide, thoughts of suicide or self-harm if you have experienced them in the past, are concerned about a friend or family member, or if you have lost someone to suicide. Recognizing suicidal thoughts and understanding the importance of seeking help is key to keeping yourself and others safe.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)
Teen Mental Health
The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding your way
The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding your way guides readers through the grieving process using ten touchstones, explores feelings and embraces the uniqueness of loss. Each touchstone includes topics such as misconceptions about suicide to help the reader understand and explore the grieving process.
After a Suicide Loss: coping with your grief
This popular guide, now in its second edition, helps the reader cope in the first days, weeks and beyond in dealing with suicide loss. The second edition now has a section for children dealing with suicide loss. (156 pages)
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