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If you or someone you know is in crisis

If you're in immediate danger or need urgent medical support, call 9-1-1.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 9-8-8. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you're experiencing gender-based violence, you can access a crisis line in your province or territory.

Provincial and territorial resources

Alberta

211 Alberta

Call 2-1-1 or text INFO to 2-1-1.

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Crisis support and virtual services
  • Connect to local mental health and addiction services

Counselling Alberta

Call 1-833-827-4230 (toll-free).

  • Affordable counselling with same-day appointments
  • Virtual counselling services province-wide
  • In-person counselling options

Alberta Mental Health Line

Call 1-877-303-2642 (toll-free).

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Confidential support, information and referrals
  • Staffed by mental health professionals

Virtual Opioid Dependency Program

Call 1-844-383-7688 (toll-free).

  • Available 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week
  • Same-day treatment, province-wide
  • Access to opioid agonist treatment medications

Alberta Addiction Health Line

Call 1-866-332-2322 (toll-free).

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Rapid access counselling
  • Staffed by mental health professionals

Kickstand Connect

  • For Albertans aged 12 to 25
  • Short-term counselling, by booking only
  • Text MoreGoodDays to 393939 for daily messages of support

Health Link

Call 8-1-1.

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Free advice from nurses and general health information

Family Violence Info Line

Call or text 310-1818 (toll-free).

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Multilingual service

Alberta's One Line for Sexual Violence

Call or text 1-866-403-8000 (toll-free).

  • Available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week
  • For anyone impacted by sexual violence
  • Emotional support, information and referrals
British Columbia

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions: Help Starts Here

  • Navigation tool to find mental health and substance use resources and services
  • Information and articles on well-being, mental health, and substance use
  • Website in English with translation available in over 100 languages
Manitoba

Government of Manitoba: Mental Health and Addictions

  • Provincial website with information on mental health and addictions supports and services
  • Available in English and French
New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick: Addictions and Mental Health

  • Provincial website with information on mental health and addictions supports and services
  • Available in English and French

Addiction and Mental Health Helpline

Call Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-355-5550.

Bridge the gapp New Brunswick

211 New Brunswick

Dial 2-1-1, or call 1-855-258-4126 (toll-free).

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Online chat available Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm
  • Information and referrals for social, community and government supports and services
  • Searchable online database
  • Available in English and French

Social Supports NB

  • Online resource to find government and community programs and services, including information for:
    • seniors
    • youth
    • families and caregivers
    • people living with a disability
  • Available in English and French

BounceBack New Brunswick

  • Free online skill-building program and telephone coaching to help manage:
    • low mood
    • mild to moderate depression
    • anxiety
    • stress
    • worry
  • For youth ages 15 to 18 and adults ages 19 and over
  • Available in English and French

MindWell

Strongest Families Institute

A Friendly Voice

Call 1-855-892-9992 (toll-free).

Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Mental Health and Additions

  • Provincial website with information on mental health and addictions supports and services
  • Available in English and French
Northwest Territories

Government of Northwest Territories: Mental Wellness and Additions Recovery

  • Territorial website with information on mental health supports and services
  • Available in English and French
Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Health Authority: Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Provincial website with information on supports and services for mental health, addiction and well-being
  • Available in English and French
Nunavut

Government of Nunavut: Mental Health Resources

  • Territorial website with information on mental health resources and services
  • Available in English, French and Inuktitut
Ontario

Government of Ontario: Find Mental Health Support

  • Provincial website with information about:
    • supports and services
    • how to find help
  • Available in English and French
Prince Edward Island

Government of Prince Edward Island: Mental Health and Addictions Services

  • Provincial website with information on mental health supports and services
  • Available in English and French
Quebec

Government of Quebec: Mental Health

  • Provincial website with information on mental health and how to find support
  • Available in French and English

Info-Social 811

Call 8-1-1.

Tel-jeunes and parents

  • Youth can:
    • Call 1-800-263-2266 from 6 am to 2 am
    • Text 514-600-1002 from 8 am to 10 pm
    • Live chat online from 8 am to 10:30 pm
  • Parents can:
  • Phone, text and chat counselling for youth ages 12 to 17 and their parents
  • Website with information and supports
  • Live chat for youth to connect with other youth
  • Available in French and English
Saskatchewan

Government of Saskatchewan: Mental Health Services

  • Provincial website with information on mental health resources and services
  • Web content in English and French with translation available in over 100 languages
Yukon

Government of Yukon: Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services

Call 867-456-3838 or 1-866-456-3838 (toll free).

  • Phone line available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • For after-hours withdrawal management services, call 867-667-8473
  • Territorial website with information on mental health and substance use supports and services
  • Available in English and French

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 9-8-8. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline offers support that is:

Services offered by national mental health organizations

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

MyGrief.ca

KidsGrief.ca

YouthGrief.ca

For First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples

Hope for Wellness Help Line

Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the online Hope for Wellness chat.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples seeking emotional support, crisis intervention, or referrals to community-based services.

Support is available in English and French and, by request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Crisis support is available to former Indian Residential School students and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-925-4419 (toll-free).

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis Line

Crisis support is available to individuals impacted by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-844-413-6649 (toll-free).

For youth and young adults

Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from trained responders.

Visit the Kids Help Phone website for online chat support or to access online resources for children and youth.

Mental health and substance use

There are many links between mental health and substance use. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, help is available.

Wellness Together Canada

To connect with a mental health professional one-on-one:

You can also visit Wellness Together Canada to access different levels of support, including:

More ways to get help

If you need help, you can call a:

You may also want to talk to another trusted professional, such as a counsellor or spiritual leader.

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