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Organization: Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC)  
Crisis: COAST: 1-866-550-5205 (for adults)
Pathstone Mental Health 24-hr Crisis Line: 1-800-263-4944 (for children & youth)
Email: nspcc@live.ca
Website: www.niagarasuicidepreventioncoalition.com
Address:
c/o Distress Niagara
Pen Centre
Glendale Ave, PO Box 25014
St Catharines, ON
L2T 2C4
Intersection: Merritt St and Glendale Ave
Location: St Catharines (Merritton)
Hours: Crisis Phone: daily 24 hours * call for training schedules
Service Description: 24-hour suicide intervention and prevention helpline * trained personnel assist people in crisis situations or in immediate need of emotional support or suicide prevention * referral to emergency or community services, when appropriate * confidential and non-judgemental * provides suicide alertness training workshops (ASIST, safeTALK, suicideTALK)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Internationally standardized suicide/crisis intervention training program * caregivers learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide * addresses issues of caregiver attitudes towards suicide and their on impact the willingness to help and the effectiveness of the help * explores options for linking people with resources for ongoing help * aims to prepare caregivers to be willing, ready and able to provide suicide first aid interventions

safeTALK - Suicide alertness and prevention training program * training that prepares people to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources and interventions * teaches the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe)

Fees: Free helpline service
safeTALK: $50 perperson
ASIST: $250 per person or $160 for students
Application: Call to register * email nspcc@live.ca to become a member
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Interested caregivers, community agencies, groups and individuals in the community
safeTALK: adults and youth 15 years and older
People who are experiencing emotional distress
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Niagara Region  
See Also: Health Planning
Suicide

This information was last completely updated on March 28, 2018

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