"In these times I think we are all more aware of mental health and suicide. It is important for people to be able to get support as soon as possible.
A national wide three digit phone number rather than a series of regional ten digit numbers for suicide prevention support makes sense and would hopefully save lives.
I thank Councillor Ashe for seconding my motion which Council unanimously supported. As noted at our Council meeting, I am sharing this motion at my next Ontario Big City Mayors meeting for their endorsement.
We hope a national 3 digit number is set up and available soon." - David Pickles
Three Digit Suicide and Crisis Hotline