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If You or Someone You Know is in Crisis

Refer to these resources:

Post-secondary Students

1-866-925-5454 Visit website

Emergency Services

CALL 911

OR

Find the nearest hospital

Resources across Canada

Please note that with the ongoing pressures of the COVID 19 Pandemic, access to these services may change. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be updating information to our best ability.

National Programs
  • Kids Help Line: https://kidshelpphone.ca
  • Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed https://ca.portal.gs/
  • Crisis Service Canada: www.crisisservicescanada.ca
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
    Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French.
  • Naseeha: 1-866-627-3342
    Our helpline and textline will remain open and uninterrupted in order to make sure you have someone to talk to. Our lines are open from 9AM to 6PM PST.
Ontario
  • Good2talk
    Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students. 1 866 925 5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
  • Connex: 1-866 -531-2600
    ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. Our system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free.
  • BounceBack
    BounceBack is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. To submit an online referral, go to bouncebackontario.ca, or access the online videos at bouncebackvideo.ca
  • Big White Wall
    An online peer to peer support community: www.bigwhitewall.com
  • Talk4healing
    (for Indigenous women) 1 855-554-HEAL (4325)
British Columbia
  • Mental health information, referral and support at help@cmha.bc.ca and bcpartners@heretohelp.bc.ca
  • CMHA & HeretoHelp
    Public education & awareness on social media and online here at cmha.bc.ca and HeretoHelp.bc.ca
  • BounceBack
    Online at https://online.bouncebackonline.ca/
  • Government of British Colombia | Student Supports
    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/mental-health-support-in-bc/students
  • 310-Mental Health
    Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in B.C. to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.•MindhealthBC – take a quick online assessment on individual’s mental health and get resources for a variety of related concerns.

    • Here to Help – help find quality mental health and mental illness information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC

    HealthlinkBC – call 811 to speak with a registered nurse, or access online resources for health-related questions.

    CrisiscentreBC – If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or at risk of harm, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time

    Foundry BC – mental health tips for youth and young adults

Alberta
  • Alberta 211
    Comprehensive site for services
    https://www.ab.211.ca/211-topics/education-students/students-post-secondary/
  • Distress Centre | 24 Hour Crisis Line
    403-266-HELP (4357)
    www.distresscentre.com
  • Access Mental Health
    https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services/page11443.aspx

    •  Alberta’s Mental Health Help Line (24 hours): 1-(877)-303-2642.
    • Distress Line (Edmonton): 780-482-HELP (4357) / 1-800-232-7288 (outside Edmonton region)
      Distress Centre (Calgary): 403 -266-HELP (4357) or Distress Centre
      Distress Line (Southwestern Alberta): 403-327-7905 or toll free 1-888-787-2880

      • Or your local CMHA Regional office:
      o Wood Buffalo Region – (780) 743-1053
      o Northwest Region – (780) 814-2349
      o Edmonton Region – (780) 414-6300
      o East Central Region – (780) 672-2570
      o Central Region – (403) 342-2266
      o Calgary Region – (403) 297-1700
      o Southeast Region – (403) 504-1811
      o South Region – (403) 329-4775

Manitoba

If you are inquiring about Service Navigation – please connect with the Service Navigation Hub by calling them directly at: 204.775.6442 or email: hub@cmhawpg.mb.ca

If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, please consider the following:

Saskatchewan

(Province-wide) Professional Health Advice and Mental Health Support
CALL 8-1-1

Quebec

The following list presents the different types of general and specialized helplines in Greater Montréal:

General Talklines / Warmlines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Carrefour le Moutier Montérégie Mon-Fri
9 am-5 pm
English, French, Spanish 450 679-7111
Centre d’écoute de Laval Laval, North Shore 24/7 English, French 450 664-2787
Centre d’écoute et de référence multi-écoute Greater Montréal Mon-Fri
9am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Persian, Russian 514 737-3604
Centre d’écoute et d’intervention face à face Greater Montréal Mon-Fri
 9 am-5 pm
English, French 514 934-4546
Centre d’écoute le Havre Greater Montréal Mon-Fri
9 am-5 pm
French 514 982-0333
Écoute Entraide Québec province 7 days,
 8 am – 10pm
French 514 278-2130
McGill Students’ Nightline Québec province 7 days, 6 pm-3 am (closed during the summer) English 514 398-6246
Tel-Aide Greater Montréal 24/7 English, French 514 935-1101
Tel-Aide région de Valleyfield Suroît region Mon-Fri 8am – 9pm, Sat-Sun 8am – 3pm French 450 377-0600
Tel-Écoute Greater Montréal 7 days, 10 am-10 pm French 514 493-4484
UQAM – Centre d’écoute et de référence Greater Montréal Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm (closed during the summer) English, French, Spanish 514 987-8509

Youth Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Logo Kids Help Phone Canada 24/7 English, French 1 800 668-6868
Text:
686868
Chat
Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 800 263-2266
Text:
514 600-1002
Chat

Parents Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Ligne Parents Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 800 361-5085
Chat

Seniors and Caregivers Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Centre d’écoute Montérégie, Briser l’isolement chez les aînés Montérégie Mon-Fri 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm English, French 450 658-8509
Tel-Aînés Greater Montréal 7 days, 10am – 10pm French 514 353-2463
Caregiver Support (L’appui) Greater Montréal Mon-Fri 8am – 8pm English, French 1 855 852-7784
Ligne aide abus aînés Québec province 7 days, 8am – 8pm English, French 1 888 489-2287

LGBTQ Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 888 505-1010
Text:
1 888 505-1010
Chat
Logo Aide aux Trans du Québec Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 855 909-9038

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Logo SOS Violence Conjugale Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 800 363-9010
Ligne-ressource provinciale sur l’agression sexuelle of the :
Logo CVASM
Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 888 933-9007

Addiction Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 800 265-2626
Québec province 24/7 English, French 1 800 461-0140

Mental Health Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
Logo ANEB Québec province Mon-Fri 8 am-3 am English, French 1 800 630-0907
Québec province Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm French 1 866 922-0002
Québec province Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm English, French 1 866 738-4873

Bereavement Helplines

Organization Coverage area Hours Service languages Phone
 Ligne d’écoute 1 888 LE DEUIL Québec province 7 days, 10 am-10 pm French 1 888 533-3845

 

Nova Scotia
  • Healthy Minds
    healthymindsns.ca
  • Mental Health Crisis Line
    1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)
    Available 24 hours, seven days a week
  • Kids Help Phone
    1-800-668-6868 (toll-free)
    Available 24 hours, seven days a week
    Or call 911 or go to your closest emergency department.
PEI

1 800-218-2885

The Island Helpline provides free, confidential emotional support and crisis intervention to Islanders of all ages. Our trained and caring staff and volunteers are here to answer your call any time of the day or night – 7 days a week, 365 days a week.

Newfoundland
New Brunswick
International Supports

Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone (“text GOOD2TALKON to 686868”) is also available in the United States and the UK, with different contact numbers – more info here: https://www.crisistextline.org/ We all share the same training and technology (with regional adjustments), so it’s a real global partnership :)​

Kids Help Phone is also a member of Child Helpline International, a network of helplines for children and youth in more than 140 countries. The full list of child helplines around the world can be found on their website: https://www.childhelplineinternational.org/​

List of suicide hotlines across the world:
https://www.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines

  • India
    ICall: http://icallhelpline.org/telephone-counseling/

 

  • France:
    Fil santé Jeunes
    Répond à vos questions, tous les jours, de 9h à 23h. 0 800 235 236, un numéro d’appel anonyme et gratuit.
    On peut aussi contacter le fil santé par chat.

    Nightline
    Nightline est un service d’écoute, de soutien et d’information géré par des étudiants bénévoles, confidentiel, gratuit, sans jugement.
    >Source: https://www.etudiant.gouv.fr/cid96660/une-question-sur-votre-sante-besoin-d-aide.html

Please note:

The purpose of this website and the resources provided is to help those on campuses learn more about student mental health and help others. This website is not designed nor intended to assist in emergency situations.


If you, or if someone you know is in crisis right now, please contact:

Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for
postsecondary students.

Good2Talk.ca1-866-925-5454

Or, the Mental Health Helpline:
www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca1-866-531-2600