Need Immediate Help?
Finding Help in a Crisis
For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-277-3553. You can call on someone’s behalf. The staff on the crisis line will provide support and help for them on your behalf, and it can be completely confidential.
Visit your Family Doctor
It is important to talk to your doctor about your mental health. They can assist you with guidance and assistance. If you don’t have a doctor, here is the link to the College of Family Physicians of Canada where you can find someone who can help you.
Other helpful resources in Canada
CRISIS & HELP SUPPORT (including for LGBTQIA2S+)
Crisis Text Line (Powered by Kids Help Phone) Canada Wide: Open 24-7
Text TALK to 686868 to reach an English-speaking Crisis Responder
Text TEXTO to 686868 to reach a French-speaking Crisis Responder
on any text/SMS enabled cell phone.
BLACK SUPPORT HELPLINE
Black Youth Helpline: Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
Phone: 416-285-9944 | Toll Free: 1-833-294-8650 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: Open 24/7
Support is provided by trained crisis counsellors, many of whom are Indigenous.
Talk 4 Healing: Open 24/7 for women (Ontario)
Provides support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, across Ontario. Services are grounded in Indigenous culture, wisdom and tradition and are available in Oji-Cree, Ojibway, Cree, Algonquin, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, Micmac, Black Foot, Anishinaabe, Moose Cree, Swampy Cree as well as English and French.
Crisis Line: 1-888-200-9997 | Phone: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325) | Text: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
MUSLIM SUPPORT HOTLINE
Naseeha: An international hotline that provides youth, particularly Muslim youth with the tools needed to address a range of issues including mental health, drugs and alcohol, bullying, religion, marriage and divorce, domestic issues, pornography, and career or work-related issues.
Peer-counsellors provide immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 7 days a week and text support from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Phone: 1-866-627-3342 (NASEEHA) | Text: 1 (866) 627-3342 (NASEEHA)
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: Open 24-7
Provides anonymous and confidential crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals. Services are also available at all times for women who are deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing.
Phone: 1-866-863-0511 | TTY: 1-866-863-7868