Helpful Links

The following organizations provide information and resources to promote mental health and prevent suicide:

Canadian Coalition for Senior's Mental Health
Resources and Publications

Honouring Life
The National Aboriginal Health Organization offers culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention for Aboriginal youth.

Kids Help Phone
Offers on-line information and counselling for children and youth 1-800-668-6868

LGBTQ Youth Line

This toolkit is intended to provide health care providers with a general understanding of mental health law issues with an overview of the legislation that governs the provision mental health care in Ontario.

Mental Health Central
An information exchange and public forum for individuals, organizations and professionals looking for or offering mental health services or products.

Mental Health First Aid
A two day certified program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Mind your Mind
A website for youth created by youth offering information, resources and the tools to help manage stress, crisis and mental health problems. 

Mobilizing Minds: Pathways to Young Adult Mental Health
A mental health project led by young adults, community organizations, researchers and health professionals. 

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office
The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office protects and promotes the rights and entitlements of Ontarians with mental illness through advocacy, rights advice and education.

River of Life Program
On-line training about Aboriginal youth suicide. 

Suicide Prevention among Older Adults: A Guide for Family Members

Suicide Risk Assessment Guide: A Resource for Health Care Organizations
This resource guide is intended to help standardize suicide risk assessment practice across Canadian healthcare organizations.

Teen Mental Health
Information about adolescent mental health to advance the understanding of mental illness and to improve the lives of young people with mental disorders.

Together to Live
A toolkit for addressing youth suicide in your community.

The Trevor Project
Information about suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

Yoomagazine from IWK Health Centre
Interactive health magazine for schools, youth and parents

Your Life Counts
Website for youth to share thoughts and get help for their problems
On-line information on suicide prevention and local resources for the Champlain East area.

Victims Services of Bruce Grey & Owen Sound
Victims Services of Bruce Grey & Owen Sound has two grief support groups for those who have experienced the death of a loved one or friend through suicide. Break the Silence Let's Talk! based in Chatsworth is for youths 12-19 and an adult support group is based in Owen Sound for people 21 and over.  For further information or to register please call 1-888-577-3111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following organizations provide information on suicide and suicide prevention:




Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Works towards reducing suicide and its impact in Canada, through advocacy, support and education

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Community Suicide Prevention Network of Ottawa

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention

American Association for Suicidology
Works to understand and prevent suicide through research, training, and promotion.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Canadian Mental Health Association

Living Works
Offers training in Applies Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), safeTALK as well as other suicide awareness and prevention training programs.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Reasons to Go on Living Project

The Jack Project

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre
Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies.

Working Minds
Provides tools and networks to organizations to help them with suicide prevention, intervention and postvention 

Klinic Community Health Centre
Developed a tool kit designed to help service providers and organizations deliver services that are trauma informed.

These links to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience. The Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention (OASP) has no control over these websites or their contents and in no way endorses any linked third-party sites. The OASP does not make any representations of any kind regarding such linked content, including the accuracy, completeness, or non-infringement thereof. The OASP does not assume any responsibility or risk for use of these links. Use the contents of these websites at your own risk.