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9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline Goes Live Today

KAWARTHA LAKES-The new 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline goes live today.

9-8-8 is a new national helpline for anyone across Canada who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know. Call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime for support in English and French. 9-8-8 responders are there to listen and provide support without judgement.

How 9-8-8 works

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline follows a network model.

When you call or text 9-8-8, you will reach a responder at one of nearly 40 local, provincial and territorial, and national crisis lines, who co-deliver the service. The CMHA Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge is one of those providers.

The 9-8-8 service is coordinated and led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Find out more in our video story from November 17th.

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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