Emergency Resources

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Canadians can call or text 9-8-8 to access bilingual, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate mental health and suicide prevention support. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Trained crisis responders will listen to you and provide support with compassion, providing a safe space for you to talk.

If you are thinking about suicide, or worried about someone else thinking about suicide, call or text 9-8-8 for suicide prevention support at any time of day or night.

Calls or texts to 9-8-8 are confidential. No personally identifiable information will be disclosed or shared outside of the 9-8-8 network, except as required or permitted by law, or in cases where emergency intervention is required to support the safety and well-being of the caller or texter, and the safety of others.

Mental health hotlines

Mental health hotlines play a crucial role in providing support to those in need. Here is a list of mental health hotlines in Canada, organized by province:

Alberta

  • Distress Centre Calgary: 403-266-4357 (HELP)
  • Rural Distress Line Alberta: 1-800-232-7288

British Columbia

  • BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (no area code required)
  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

Manitoba:

  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line: 1-877-435-7170
  • Klinic Crisis Line (Winnipeg): 204-786-8686

New Brunswick:

  • Chimo Helpline: 1-800-667-5005 5.

Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-737-4668 (1-888-737-HOPE)

Nova Scotia:

  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167

Ontario:

  • ConnexOntario (Mental Health Helpline): 1-866-531-2600
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Prince Edward Island:

  • Island Helpline: 1-800-218-2885

Quebec:

  • Suicide Action Montreal: 1-866-277-3553
  • Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec: 1-866-277-3553

Saskatchewan:

  • Mobile Crisis Services (Regina): 306-525-5333
  • Mobile Crisis Services (Saskatoon): 306-933-6200

Northwest Territories:

  • NWT Help Line: 1-800-661-0844

Nunavut:

  • Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Helpline: 1-800-265-3333

Yukon:

  • Yukon Crisis Line: 1-844-533-3030

These hotlines are staffed by trained professionals who can provide support, information, and referrals for mental health services. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out to the appropriate hotline for assistance. Additionally, emergency services such as 911 should be contacted in life-threatening situations.

Mental Health Websites

These websites provide valuable information and resources for mental health support across Canada. If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis, please contact your local emergency services or one of the crisis hotlines listed above.

Alberta:

British Columbia:

  • BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services: BCMHSUS
  • CMHA – British Columbia Division: CMHA BC

Manitoba:

New Brunswick:

Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Mental Health and Addictions – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: NL Mental Health
  • CMHA – Newfoundland and Labrador Division: CMHA NL

Nova Scotia:

Ontario:

Prince Edward Island:

  • Mental Health and Addictions – Government of Prince Edward Island: PEI Mental Health
  • CMHA – Prince Edward Island Division: CMHA PEI

Quebec:

Saskatchewan:

Yukon: