Mental health support: Get help
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- If you or someone you know is in crisis
- Provincial and territorial resources
- 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline
- Mental health and substance use
- Wellness Together Canada
- For First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples
- For youth and young adults
- More ways to get help
- Related links
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
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
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:
- culturally appropriate
- available to anyone in Canada
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:
- call 1-888-668-6810 or text WELLNESS to 686868 for youth
- call 1-866-585-0445 or text WELLNESS to 741741 for adults
You can also visit Wellness Together Canada to access different levels of support, including:
- one-on-one counselling
- credible articles and information
- self-guided courses and programs
- peer support and coaching
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 LineCrisis 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.
More ways to get help
If you need help, you can call a:
- family physician
- mental health nurse
- social worker
You may also want to talk to another trusted professional, such as a counsellor or spiritual leader.
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