Canada Needs 988 Suicide Prevention Line

Sui­cide in Cana­da and the Unit­ed States is a health­care emer­gency with self-harm approach­ing an epi­dem­ic lev­el among cer­tain demo­graph­ic groups. PatientProtection.Healthcare strong­ly sup­ports the adop­tion of a 988 des­ig­nat­ed num­ber for sui­cide pre­ven­tion. It should fol­low the mod­el rec­om­mend­ed by the U.S. FCC, in the same way as the cur­rent 911 sys­tem was devel­oped in the U.S. and adopt­ed in Cana­da.

This three dig­it N11 sys­tem can save lives by mak­ing sup­port ser­vices eas­i­er to recall and access. In times of per­son­al cri­sis, sec­onds make all the dif­fer­ence. We need law­mak­ers, tele­com reg­u­la­tors and phone com­pa­nies, and advo­cates to move this life-saving idea for­ward with­out delay.

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