Watch Kathleen Finlay’s interview on Wild/Outdoor TV. Support for 988 is coming from surprising places. But the biggest surprise is that the federal government, cabinet ministers, MPs and Senators are still silent on this life-saving innovation.
Watch what CTV National News chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme says about 988, the three- digit national suicide prevention lifeline, and the woman behind the campaign to bring it to Canada. Then read more about it inside. It really does beg the question: With an innovation like this that has been shown to be a game- changer in saving lives, why are our federal politicians giving it the back of their hand — even as our rates of suicide and mental health crisis soar during COVID-19.