Our goal

Help – Inform – Prevent

Our goal is to strengthen the safety net and reduce distress by providing Quebecers with ready access to secure and supportive online services.

History

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) tasked Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) with developing a digital suicide prevention strategy to identify and assist people in distress using new technology.

 

Beginning in 2017, AQPS and its partners set out to learn more about Quebecers’ needs and identify the most promising online intervention practices. In 2019 and 2020, it laid the ethical, technological, clinical, and communications foundations for the project.

 

This rigorous process led to the launch of suicide.ca, Quebec’s digital suicide prevention service, in fall 2020.

Mission

Suicide.ca’s mission is to use digital technology to prevent suicide. It provides information and support to people with suicidal thoughts and behaviours, people who are worried about someone or have lost loved ones to suicide, and professionals who work with vulnerable clienteles.

Vision

To reduce the suicide rate using digital technology.

Scientific approach

Suicide.ca was created by experts from various fields using a rigorous clinical, ethical, technological, and communications approach. Consultations with stakeholders, a literature review, and collaborative efforts have allowed us to develop secure, validated services that are relevant to the lives of Quebecers. Suicide.ca is an innovative platform that’s subject to ongoing validation.

Suicide.ca’s partners

Association québécoise de prévention du suicide works closely with multiple partners to provide the services available on suicide.ca.