Holidays can be tough times of year for many people.
The pressure at the end of the year, colder weather, longer nights, missing loved ones, and not everyone is looking forward to Christmas or Easter, Passover or Eid or any other holidays. These special times can be difficult for many.
Helplines are available: a list of some of the countries. ( should you have information on a country not listed please send an email to us via the contact page)
Canada's 988 hotline NOW LIVE
which gives people access to suicide prevention services via call or text, is now available in all provinces and territories, 24/7 and free of charge. Its goal is to prevent suicide. Calls and texts will be directed to a network of partners in communities across the country.
Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. The service is currently available via SMS at 686868...
Talk Suicide Canada
Hours: Available 24/7/365 for calls;
4 PM—12 AM ET for texts; Languages: English, French
In the US
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Did you know that if you text741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and continue to text with you? Many people don’t like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It's a FREE service to ANYONE - teens, adults, etc. - who lives in the U.S. It's run by The Crisis Text Line.
In the UK
By texting the word 'SHOUT' to 85258 you will start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer, who will text you back and forth, sharing only what you feel comfortable with.
Our volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better. Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. Shout is available in the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Text Hello to ‘50808’. It is a first of its kind for Ireland, a free 24/7 text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through mental health or emotional crisis.
50808 provides a safe space where you’re listened to by a trained Crisis Volunteer. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.
Provides all Australians access to crisis support and suicide prevention services. Lifeline 13 11 14 Available 24/7 Chat with us online Available 7pm – 12am AEST