With a solid foundation of over 40 years, the CPSQ is forward-looking and continues to be a leader in suicide prevention in Quebec.
Founded in 1978, the Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec (CPSQ) was the first suicide prevention organization in Canada. In the greater Québec City area, it offers a range of professional and specialized services in prevention, intervention and postvention for suicidal persons, those who are close to them and the bereaved.
The CPSQ is the proud initiator of several innovative suicide prevention programs, including SILAR (integrated liaison, support and recovery service), and Et moi ? Comment ça va ? as well as Semblables et différents. It also participates in the Sentinelles en prévention du suicide program and offers many specialized and general trainings.
It works in partnership with organizations, such as the following :
- Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS)
- Youth centres
- l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec
- Université Laval
- Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Québec (CRDQ)
- Le Centre de crise de Québec (CCQ)
- le Programme d’encadrement clinique et d’hébergement (PECH)
- La Boussole
- Gai Écoute
- Conseil québécois des gais et lesbiennes
- Les centres de détention
- Le Centre de santé de Wendake
The CPSQ suicide intervention line 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553) is available throughout Quebec and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Many values undergird the CPSQ’s daily mission.
Accessibility to high-quality service
The continuous development of the services offered by the CPSQ
A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
A healthy workplace
Transparency in the management of human, material and financial resource plans, including with our clientele
-The CPSQ remains a key player
in the range of suicide prevention services.-
BEING A LOCAL ACTOR
Participating in reducing the number of suicide deaths in Quebec
INTERVENING AND SUPPORTING
Intervening with suicidal persons, those close to them and suicide-bereaved persons
INFORMING AND RAISING AWARENESS
Taking on a role of educating the public through awareness-raising and training
Organizing a set of preventive and remedial actions to fight this major public health problem
CREATING A SAFETY NET
Setting up programs that provide favourable conditions for the good physical and mental health of employees
We do not carry out suicide prevention interventions over email.
If you are in distress,
please call us at 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)