If you or someone you know is in crisis, there are many resources available by text or phone call.
If you’re in immediate danger or need urgent medical support, call 911.
There are many resources available for Canadians.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-277-3553 or visit suicide.ca.
Visit Talk Suicide Canada for the distress centres and crisis organizations nearest you. If you’re experiencing gender-based violence, you can access a crisis line in your province or territory.
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 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.
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 Line
Crisis 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).
CAF Members and Dependants:
Member assistance program 1-800-268-7708 https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/programs/member-assistance.html
Padres system – On every base no matter the religion or even if you have no religion they are available to contact. You can dial 0 for the operator and ask for the Duty Padre.
Sentinel Program – On every base and most units have a Sentinel Program for you to go to if you need to talk to someone. Sentinel members are visually identifiable by their patches and most bases have a list of qualified people.
Don’t know how to get the right number? Call your base number and “0” for the operator.
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 counselor or spiritual leader.