If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 9-1-1, contact your local crisis centre, or go to the nearest hospital.

Need Help?

Connect with Crisis Services Canada Suicide Prevention Service responders now.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
The National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

Crisis Resources

Please select your province to find crisis resources available to you.

Hotlines

Chats, Emergency Numbers, Online Therapy Resources and more

IMAlive

An Online Crisis Network

IMALIVE is a program of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Our focus is suicide intervention, prevention, awareness, and education. We provide help and hope through online crisis chat, educational on-campus and virtual college events, and awareness campaigns.

Depression is treatable. Suicide is preventable.

If you are in crisis or considering suicide, please click the Chat Now button through the IMAlive link below to talk with one of their volunteers.

SUICIDE STOP

Worldwide Suicide Prevention Chat Listing

Online chatting is a good and free way to get help without having to talk to someone face to face or over the phone. You can feel safe to tell it all to trained listeners behind the safety of your computer or mobile device. If you are worried about someone finding out your identity online, there are Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that hide your online identity and allow you chat safely. Every day many people opt to use VPNs to browse online anonymously (even on public wifi) and to legally gain access to blocked sites. They are generally very user friendly and the sign up process is usually quite quick.

Lifeline Crisis Chatline

Talk To Someone Now

Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnership with CONTACT USA. [To learn more about this partnership click here]. It is the first service of its kind where crisis centers across the United States have joined together to form one national chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. All crisis centers that participate in the Lifeline Crisis Chat program are members of the Lifeline phone network and are required to be accredited by CONTACT USA in the area of online emotional support.

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention

Chat User Guidelines:

  • If you are in a life-threatening crisis, please call 911.
  • We are an emergency service. It is a felony to play pranks on or to interfere with an emergency service. We will make every effort to identify and prosecute violators.
  • You will be asked to fill out a registration form before connecting with a chat counselor. Most of the fields are optional. The information is used for research or funding purposes.
  • Please use respectful language. Any visitor who is abusive, manipulative or sexually inappropriate will be given one warning and then blocked from our service.
  • Please focus on the chat while you are online so we can help as many people as possible.

You can always speak to a crisis counselor over the phone if you prefer. 1-800-273-8255

Canada Wide Crisis Resources

Anxiety Canada™

Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

We are the developers of the award-winning free MindShift™ CBT app for iOS and Android devices, which helps Canadians manage anxiety using scientifically proven strategies.

Alcoholics Anonymous®

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

(CAMH) The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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.

Alcohol | Addiction | Anxiety Disorders | Depression | Suicide

CAMH Main switchboard 1(800) 463-2338 toll free.

Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention

We are the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, its Executive and Board, its members, friends, and supporters. We are Canadians who want to reduce suicide and its impact in Canada. We want to end the silence. We want to ease the suffering, to heal our communities and our neighbours, as we have healed ourselves. We are survivors of loss. Among us, we have lost children, parents, family member, neighbours, friends, patients. We want to end the silence and prevent others from experiencing such loss.

Canadian Health Recovery Centre

Our program challenges all the old assumptions about alcoholism and drug addiction.  Despite treatment, many people continue to live broken lives plagued by cravings, anxiety, depression, relapses and suicide. The statistics are alarming and disheartening:

  • 80 percent of treated alcoholics relapse after one year.
  • Nearly 25 percent of deaths among those treated for chemical dependency are due to suicide.
  • Each year, there are more addiction-related deaths than vehicle-related deaths.

Based on these statistics and we have made it our mission to build a treatment model that has a much higher success rate.

TOLL FREE INFO LINE: 1-844-539-2225 Calls Answered By An Addiction Specialist

Canadian Psychological Association

People often access psychologists through local clinics and hospitals, upon referral from their family physicians, or upon the recommendation of friends, family members, religious leaders and teachers. Provincial and territorial associations of psychologists also often maintain referral services and can direct you to psychologists in your jurisdiction who work with problems such as yours. CPA maintains a listing of all the Provincial and Territorial Associations of Psychology.

(CCISF) The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation

The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF) is recognized charitable organization, assisting emergency personnel and communities involved in or exposed to critical incidents. With the revitalization of the CCISF, we have become one of the largest supporters of Emergency Services across Canada.

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention is a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, CSP is an education centre with the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources. Suicide prevention is everyone's business.

(CMHA) Canadian Mental Health Association

Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.

Thinking of suicide? Please call 1-833-456-4566 toll free (In QC: 1-866-277-3553), 24/7 or visit www.crisisservicescanada.ca.

CONNECT for Mental Health

CONNECT for Mental Health is a not-for-profit peer support organization run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. Together we provide support, education, and outreach to create a brighter legacy for mental health

DrugRehab.ca

DrugRehab.ca – a free resource for drug and alcohol addiction in Canada. We have helped and refer thousands of people to get help with their addiction.

e Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

Find local resources, services, support and help for different mental health issues in your community.

e Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. – See more at MentalHealthCommision

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.

Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.

 

Legacy Place Society

Legacy Place Society is the CONFIDENTIAL home away from home that supports First Responders and Military Personnel individually or as a family in providing accommodations during times of family crisis within marriages or for medical attention (Counselling, cancer, occupational stress injury, post traumatic stress, surgery, etc).

Mental Health Works

Mental Health Works is a nationwide social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division.
We provide capacity building workshops, presentations, and webinars that are person centred, evidence based, and solutions focused.

We’ll help you build mental health awareness, teach you how to respond to challenging situations, and collaborate with you to create a healthier, safer workplace.

Suicide Prevention Guide for First Responders

The World Health Organization created a guide for first responders on how to prevent and intervene in suicide and how to recognize suicide risk factors.

Disclaimer:

Please keep in mind that the information on this site is not a replacement for professional psychological services. It is for informational purposes only. If you are concerned about your emotional or mental health, please contact a mental health professional (psychotherapist or psychologist) for a consultation.