NEED HELP NOW??
Visit your local emergency department or call 911
• Call Kids Help Phone at 1 800 668-6868 or text TALK to 686868
• Call a distress line or crisis centre in your area. For a list of crisis centres across Canada visit www.suicideprevention.ca
I need support and mental health resources – Contact your health care provider (i.e., family doctor or local health clinic)
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. Their National Helpline for Canadian Youth is available toll-free, 7 days a week by calling 1 833 294-8650.
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Over 330 CMHA locations all across Canada provide a wide range of programs, services and supports to step in early to prevent and treat mental health issues in those who are struggling and to support those with mental illness and their families to live well in the community. These local CMHAs are a good place to start when seeking out services and resources in your community.
CENTER FOR ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH
CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
ConnexOntario operates three helplines: a mental health hotline (1 866 531-2600), an alcohol and other drugs hotline (1 800 565-8603) and a problem gambling helpline (1 888 230-3505). These telephone information lines are confidential, free and available 24/7 for people in Ontario. They provide information about services in your community, basic education and support and strategies to help you reach your goals by phone, email or webchat.
HOPE FOR WELLNESS HEALTHLINE
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer culturally competent counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 7 855 242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.