Mental health support: Get help

If you need immediate assistance call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital. If you need emotional support, help is available.

It’s important to get help if you or someone you know is going through a crisis or thinking about suicide. You’re not alone. Learn about the resources available to you.

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Help is available if you need to talk and you:

  • are not feeling yourself
  • are experiencing a crisis
  • have emotional pain
  • have thoughts of suicide
  • know someone who needs help

Crisis help across Canada

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention provides a list of crisis centres across Canada. Crisis centres are there for people who are reaching out for help.

Kids Help Phone

  • 1-800-668-6868

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. It offers:

  • 24-hour confidential and anonymous support
  • professional counsellors and counselling options
  • online resources that provide tips and advice on the challenges that young people face

Call 1-800-668-6868 to connect with Kids Help Phone. You can also download the Always There app.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

  • 1-855-242-3310
  • This help line gives free national telephone crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit.
  • Help can be reached toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-855-242-3310.
  • For more long-term care, contact a First Nations and Inuit Health regional office
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