Mental health in Canada: How to find help


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CTVNews.ca has compiled a list of crisis hotlines across Canada, as well as resources on mental health counselling.

NATIONAL CRISIS HOTLINES

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868

Crisis Services Canada

1-833-456-4566 or text CONNECT to 686868

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

1‑855‑242-3310

Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Line

1-800-721-0066

Trans Lifeline

1-877-330-6366

Canada Drug Rehab Addiction Services Directory

1-866-693-5053

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

1-866-633-4220

 

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AND COUNSELLING RESOURCES 

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (not a crisis line)

Canadian Mental Health Association

416-646-5557

Canadian Psychological Association

1-888-472-0657

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

613-921-5565

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

1-204-320-3188

Mental Health Commission

613-683-3755

 

CRISIS HOTLINES BY PROVINCE

British Columbia

Crisis Centre

1-800-784-2433

No area code needed: 310-6789 (mental health support line)

Alberta

Distress Centre

403-266-4357

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service

306-933-6200

Mobile Crisis Services

306-757-0127

Manitoba

Manitoba Suicide Prevention Line "Reason to Live"

1-877-435-7170

Klinic Crisis Line

1-888-322-3019 or 204-786-8686

Manitoba Sexual Assault Crisis Line

1-888-292-7565 or 204-786-8631

Yukon 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Yukon

1-844-533-3030

Nunavut 

Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

1-800-265-3333 or 867-979-3333

Ontario 

Good2Talk

1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Gerstein Crisis Centre

416-929-5200

Mental Health Crisis Line

In Ottawa: 613-722-6914

In the larger Ottawa area: 1-866-996-0991

ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Service

Text 258258

Quebec 

Centre de Prevention du Suicide de Quebec

1-866-277-3553

New Brunswick 

Chimo Helpline

1-800-667-5005

Newfoundland and Labrador 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Newfoundland and Labrador Division

1-888-737-4668

Mental Health Crisis Line

811

Prince Edward Island 

PEI Mental Health and Addictions phone line

1-833-553-6983

Nova Scotia 

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Line

1-888-429-8167

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND COUNSELLING RESOURCES BY PROVINCE

British Columbia 

Canadian Mental Health Association - British Columbia Division

1-800-555-8222

HeretoHelp

1-800-661-2121

Youth in B.C. online chat

Greater Vancouver Area: 604-872-3311

Howe Sunshine & Sunshine Coast: 1-866-661-3311

First Nation Health Authority

604-693-6500 or 1-866-913-0033

B.C. Psychological Association - Find a Psychologist

604-730-0501

B.C. Problem Gambling Help Line

1-888-795-6111

Alberta 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta Division

780-482-6576

Red Deer Outreach Centre - Serving Central Alberta

1-866-347-2480 or 403-347-2480

Psychologists Association of Alberta - Find a Psychologist

1-888-424-0297

Saskatchewan 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Saskatchewan Division

1-800-461-5483 or 306-525-5601

Psychology Association of Saskatchewan - Find a Psychologist

Manitoba 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Manitoba Division

204-982-6100

Klinic Community Health

204-784-4090

Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba

1-855-942-6568 or 204-942-6568

Manitoba Psychological Society - Find a Psychologist

204-787-7424

Yukon 

Depression Understood - Yukon

403-668-9111

Yukon Health and Social Services

1-866-456-3838 (area code 867)

Mood Disorders Society of Canada - Yukon Division

1-867-667-8346

Canadian Mental Health Association - Yukon

1-867-668-6429

Nunavut 

Nunavut Health services

Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Kataujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council

1-866-804-2782

Northwest Territories 

Mental Health Resources and Supports

867-767-9061

Northern Mosaic Network

867-444-7295

Ontario 

Ontario Psychological Association - Find a Psychologist

416-961-5552

Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario Division

1-800-875-6213

Reconnect

416-248-2050

Ontario Victim Support Line

1-888-579-2888

Ontario 211

1-877-330-3213

Toronto Distress Centre

416-408-4357

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

416-597-8808

Connex Ontario

1-866-531-2600

Quebec 

Action on Mental Illness

1-877-303-0264 or 514-486-1448

Centre de Prevention du Suicide du Haut-Richelieu

450-348-6300

Movement Sante Mentale Quebec

514-849-3291

Newfoundland and Labrador 

Mental Health and Addictions Services triage line

1-844-353-3330

Association of Psychology in Newfoundland and Labrador - Find a Psychologist

709-739-5405

New Brunswick 

Canadian Mental Health Association - New Brunswick Division

506-455-5231

College of Psychologists of N.B. - Find a Psychologist

506-382-1994

Prince Edward Island 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Prince Edward Island Division

902-566-3034

Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island - Find a Psychologist

Nova Scotia 

Canadian Mental Health Association - Nova Scotia Division

1-877-466-6606

Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia - Find a Psychologist

902-422-9183