- If you’re in crisis
- Fear, stress and worry are normal in a crisis
- Tips for taking care of yourself
- More ways to get help
- Suicide prevention
- For Indigenous peoples
- For youth and young adults
- For parents and guardians
- For seniors
- Provincial and territorial resources
If you’re in crisis
If you’re in immediate danger or need urgent medical support, call 911.
If you’re experiencing gender-based violence, you can access a crisis line in your province or territory.
You may also access support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls by texting WELLNESS to:
- 686868 for youth
- 741741 for adults
For a wide range of resources and support for Canadians:
Crisis Services Canada
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566.
Available to all Canadians seeking support. Visit Crisis Services Canada for the distress centres and crisis organizations nearest you.
For Indigenous peoples
Hope for Wellness Help Line
Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the online Hope for Wellness chat.
Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed.
Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.
For youth and young adult
Kids Help Phone
Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868.
Available 24 hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors.
Youth mental health links
For parents and guardians
It’s normal for you or your children to feel overwhelmed, stressed, confused, scared or angry during this time. Take time to understand how your child is feeling as well as your own feelings and needs.
Older adults may be more likely to experience feelings of isolation that can impact mental health. We’ve put together a list of easily accessible resources to help seniors.