Canada Distress 24/7 Hotline 1-833-456-4566

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Canada Wide
Canada Suicide Prevention Service
The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS), by Crisis Services Canada, enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support by phone, in French or English: toll-free 1-833-456-4566 Available 24/7

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line (Powered by Kids Help Phone) Canada Wide
Free, 24/7 texting service is accessible immediately to youth anywhere in Canada by texting TALK to 686868 to reach an English speaking Crisis Responder and TEXTO to 686868 to reach a French-speaking Crisis Responder on any text/SMS enabled cell phone.

Kids Help Phone
KidsHelpPhone Ages 20 Years and Under in Canada 1-800-668-6868 (Online or on the Phone)
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line 1-855-242-3310
Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419
Trans LifeLine – All Ages 1-877-330-6366

Alberta
Distress Centre Calgary
Serving Calgary and surrounding areas
Crisis 24 hours
Main Crisis Line: (403) 266-4357
ConnecTeen: (403) 264-TEEN

Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Serving Chinook Health Region and south part of Calgary
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-787-2880
Crisis 24 hours: (403) 327-7905

Doctor Margaret Savage Crisis Centre
Cold Lake, AB T9M 1P1
Crisis 24 hours: 1-866-594-0533
Crisis 24 hours: (780) 594-3353

Salvation Army Community & Family Centres
Hope Line – Mon – Friday, 9:00 am – 11:30 pm: (780) 424-9223 Greater Edmonton Area

St. Paul & District Crisis Centre
Serving all Alberta and Northeastern Saskatchewan
Crisis 24 hours: 1-800-263-3045
Crisis 24 hours: (780) 645-5195

The Support Network Distress Line
Serving Edmonton and surrounding areas
Crisis 24 hours: 1-800-232-7288
Toll free service available ONLY to rural areas of Capital Health Region, and the Town of Drayton Valley.
Crisis 24 hours: (780) 482-HELP
Seniors Abuse Helpline: (780) 454-8888

Wheatland Shelter Crisis Line (Community Crisis Society, Wheatland Shelter)
Crisis 24 hours: 1-877-934-6634
Crisis 24 hours: (403) 934-6634

Wood’s Homes
Calgary
Crisis 24 hours: 1-800-563-6106
Crisis 24 hours: (403) 299-9699

British Colombia
Province-Wide in BC
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
BC211 – Referral Hotline 24/7 Dial 211

Burnaby Mental Health and Addictions
Burnaby residents seeking counselling for persons in suicidal crisis or support for persons concerns about someone at risk to suicide.
Intake: 604-453-1900

Campbell River Crisis Line
Crisis 24 hrs: 250-287-7743

Central Fraser Valley Telecare Crisis Line
Crisis 24 hrs: 604-852-9099

CHIMO Services Crisis Intervention Program
Serves Richmond, South Delta, Ladner & Tsawwassen
Crisis 15 hrs (9 am – midnight): 604-279-7070

Crisis Centre for Northern BC
All of Northern BC north of Quesnel, except the Peace River Country, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser & Vanderhoof

Prince George 24-Hour Crisis Line,
Youth Support Line, Youth Online Chat
Crisis Lines:
250-563-1214 – 1-888-562-1214
Youth Line: 250-564-8336 – 1-888-564-8336
Serves from the Alberta border to Haida Gwaii and from Quesnel north to the Yukon border

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

  • Serves Vancouver, North Vancouver city & district, Bowen Island, West Vancouver, Burnaby
    Also has online chat for youth: www.youthinbc.com
    Crisis 24 hrs: 604-872-3311
    Crisis 24 hrs TTY: 604-872-0113
  • Serving Powell River & area, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Howe Sound-the Sea to Sky corridor
    Crisis 24 hrs: 1-866-661-3311
    Crisis 24 hrs TTY: 1-866-872-0113

Crossroads Crisis Centre Society
Serving the Comox Valley area
Crisis 24 hrs: 250-334-2455

East Kootenay Crisis Line
Serving entire east Kootenay region, from Golden to the Alberta & USA borders
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-888-353-2273 (C.A.R.E.)

Fraser Health Crisis Line
Serves the Fraser Health Region from Burnaby to Boston Bar: New Westminster, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, White Rock, South Surrey, Delta, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, and Agassiz
Crisis 24 hrs: 604-951-8855 – 1-877-820-7444

Fraser Valley Regional Crisis Line
Serves Mission, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Agassiz/Harrison, Hope, Yale & Boston Bar
Crisis 24 hrs: 604-820-1166
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-877-820-7444

G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital (Q.U.E.S.S.T. Unit )
Crisis, 24 hrs: 250-992-9414 (Quesnel)

Kelowna Crisis Line
Serves Kelowna, Westbank, Winfield, Lakecountry
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-888-353-2273 (C.A.R.E.)

KUU-US Crisis Line Society
Serving Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, Bamfield, and West coast of Vancouver Island
Crisis 24 hrs: 250-723-4050
Teen line: 250-723-2040
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-800-588-8717

North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society
Crisis 24 hrs: 250-949-6033

PIN Crisis Intervention Society (PIN Crisis Line)
Vernon, Salmon Arm, Enderby, Revelstoke
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-888-353-2273 (C.A.R.E.)

S.A.F.E.R (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education, & Research)
Provides counselling for individuals who are in a suicidal crisis, have made a suicide attempt, or are survivors of a suicide loss.
Intake Worker, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday: 604-675-3985

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chinese Help Lines
Cantonese Help Line, 10 am – 10 pm: 604-270-8233
Mandarin Help Line, 10 am – 10 pm: 604-270-8222

South Fraser Regional Crisis Line c/o Surrey Community Services
Serves Surrey, Whiterock, Langley and Delta
Crisis 24 hrs: 604-951-8855

Vancouver Child and Youth Mental Health Referral
For suicidal children and youth (18 & under) at risk to suicide.
Intake: 604-709-4111

Vancouver Island Crisis Line
Serves: All of Vancouver Island and Select areas of the Northern Interior (follows Island Health regional boundaries)
Vancouver Island Crisis Line (24/7): 1-888-353-2273 (C.A.R.E.)

West Kootenay – Boundary Regional Crisis Line
Serves Trail & Rossland, the West Kootenay and Boundary regions, including Nelson, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Christina Lake, New Denver, Nakusp and Salmo
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-888-353-2273 (C.A.R.E.)

Williams Lake & Area Crisis Line
Crisis 24 hrs: 1-888-353-2273 (C.A.R.E.)

Manitoba
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Serving Winnipeg Health Region
(WHRA Mental Health Crisis Response)
Crisis 24 hours: (204) 940-3633

Interlake Regional Health Authority Mental Health
(Crisis Stabilization Unit/Mobile Crisis Unit),
(204) 482-91272

Klinic Community Health Centre
Serving Winnipeg
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-322-3019
Crisis 24 hours: (204) 786-8686
Manitoba Suicide Line: 1-877-435-7170

Mental Health Crisis Service
(Karen Devine Safe House)
Serving Central Regional Health Authority
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-310-4593
Crisis 7 days/week 4:30pm-8:30am
North Central: (204) 857-6369
South Central: (204) 325-9700

Mobile Crisis Services
(Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Crisis Services)
Serving Winnipeg Health Region
Crisis 24 hours: (204) 940-1781

Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU)
(Westman Crisis Services)
Serving Brandon and Assiniboine regions
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-379-7699
Crisis 24 hours: (204) 725-4411

Sara Riel Crisis Stabilization Unit
Serving Winnipeg and surrounding areas
Crisis 24 hours: (204) 233-2756

New Brunswick
Chimo Helpline (Chimo Helpline Inc.)
Serving New Brunswick 24 hours
Bilingual
Provincial toll-free Crisis line: 1-800-667-5005
Fredericton area: 450-HELP (4357)
Newfoundland & Labrador
Mental Health Crisis Centre (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Serving Newfoundland and Labrador
Crisis 24 hours: 1-888-737-4668
Crisis: (709) 737-4668
Northwest Territories
NWT Help Line
Serving Northwest Territories
Crisis Line: 1-800-661-0844
Nova Scotia
Telephone intervention throughout Capital District ,mobile response for Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford
Crisis intervention & short term crisis management: 902-429-8167
Available 20 hours/day 9am-5am, 7 days/week
toll free number: 1-888-429-8167
Nunavit
Nunavuat Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
Serving Nunavut and Nunavik (Arctic Quebec)
Crisis 7pm-11pm (Eastern Standard Time) 7days/week: 1-800-265-3333
Crisis 7pm-11pm (Eastern Standard Time) 7 days/week: (867) 979-3333
Ontario
Mental Health Help Line: 1-866-531-2600
Ontario College and University Students 1-866-925-5454

Cambridge
Distress Line: 519-658-6805

Durham County
Distress Line: 905-430-2522; 1-800-452-0688

Hamilton
Crisis Line 905-522-1477

Kingston
Distress Line: 613-544-1771

Kitchener Waterloo
Distress Line 519-745-1166

Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Counties
Distress Line: 1-800-465-4442

London & District
London Mental Health Crisis Line: 519-433-2023
Distress Line: 519-667-6711
Seniors Helpline (SHL): 519-667-6600

Niagara Region
Distress Line: 905-688-3711
Mental Health and Addictions Access Line in Niagara 1-866-550-5205

North Halton
Distress Line: 905-877-1211

Oakville
Distress Line: 905-849-4541

Ottawa & Region
Distress Line: 613-238-3311
Crisis Line: 613-722-6914 or 1-866-996-0991

Peel Region
Distress Line: 905-278-7208
Mobile Crisis Line: 905-278-9036 or 1-800-363-0971

Sarnia & Lambton County
Distress Line: 519-336-3000 or 1-888-347-8737

Six Nations Crisis Line
Six Nations Crisis Services
1-866-445-2204 or 519-445-2404

Toronto
Distress Line: 416-408-4357
Survivor Support Program: 416-595-1716

Waterloo Region
Distress Line: 519-745-1166

Wellington and Dufferin Counties
Distress Line: 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760
Crisis Line: 519-821-0140 or 1-877-822-0140

Windsor & Essex County
Distress Line: 519-256-5000

Prince Edward Island
Island Helpline
24 hour province wide Serving Prince Edward Island
24 hour province wide bilingual service: 1-800-218-2885
Quebec
Quebec National Crisis Line
Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec

Crisis 24 Hours 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553)

Suicide Prevention Centre and Crisis Intervention Bas-Laurent
Rimouski (Quebec)
Line of intervention: (418) 724-2463

KRTB the Suicide Prevention Centre
Rivière-du-Loup (Quebec)
Line of intervention: (418) 862-9658/ 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

Saguenay/Lac St. Jean
Chicoutimi (Quebec) G7H 5G4
Line of intervention: (418) 545-1919

Capitale-National

    • Service Point Baie-Saint-Paul
      Baie-St-Paul (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (418) 435-2212
    • Suicide prevention centre Portneuf – Arc-en-ciel
      Donnacona (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Charlevoix Suicide Prevention Centre
      La Malbaie (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (418) 665-3921
    • Suicide Prevention Centre of Quebec
      Response Line: (418) 683-4588

    St-Mauricie

    • Suicide Prevention Centre of Upper St-Mauricie
      La Tuque (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre-de-la-Mauricie/Mekinac
      Shawinigan (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (819) 539-3232
    • Suicide Prevention Centre Les Deux Rives
      Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (819) 379-9238
      Youth Line: (819) 691-0818

    Estrie
    JEVI Suicide Prevention Centre – Estrie
    Sherbrooke, (Quebec)
    Line of action: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Montreal
    Suicide Action Montreal
    Montreal, (Quebec)
    Line of intervention: (514) 723-4000

    Outaouis

    • Help Centre 24/7
      Hull (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (819) 595-9999
    • Suicide Detour
      Maniwaki (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Abitibi-Temiscamingue

    • Amos Suicide Prevention Centre
      Amos (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Abitibi-Ouest Suicide Prevention Centre
      La Serre (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Phone line intervention for suicide prevention in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue (LITPSAT)
      Malartic (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre of Malartic
      Malartic (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre of Rouyn-Noranda
      Rouyn-Noranda (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Committee Senneterre
      Senneterre (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre-de-Golden Valley
      Val-d’Or (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Témiscamingue Suicide Prevention Centre
      Ville-Marie(Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    North Shore
    North Shore Suicide Prevention Centre
    Baie-Comeau, (Quebec)
    Line of action: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Nord-du-Quebec
    Suicide Prevention Commmittee Lebel-sur-Quévillon
    Lebel-sur-Quévillon, (Quebec)
    Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Gaspesie/Iles de la Madeleine

    • Suicide Prevention Centre and Crisis Intervention Bas-St-Laurent (for Gaspésie-Îles)
      Rimouski (Quebec)
      Line of Intervention: (418) 724-2463
    • Online Suicide Prevention Gaspésie-Îles
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Chaudiere-Appalaches

    • Regional Telephone Service Urgence-Distress Crisis
      Line of Intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Listening Centre and Suicide Prevention Beauce-Etchemin
      St-Georges-de-Beauce (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (418) 228-0001

    Laval
    Ilot-Laval Crisis Regional Service
    Laval (Quebec)
    Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Lanaudiere
    Lanaudière Suicide Prevention Centre
    Joliette (Quebec)
    Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Laurentides
    Faubourg Suicide Prevention Centre
    St-Jérôme (Quebec)
    Line of intervention: (450) 569-0101

    Monteregie

    • The house under the trees
      Crisis intervention line: (450) 699-5935 or 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre of the Haute-Yamaska
      Granby (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (450) 375-4252
    • The Access
      Crisis Intervention Centre in Longueuil
      Line of intervention: (450) 679-8689 or 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre Pierre-de-Saurel
      Sorel-Tracy (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (450) 746-0303
    • Contact Richelieu-Yamaska
      Crisis Intervention Centre (St-Hyacinthe)
      Line of intervention: (450) 774-6952
    • Haut-Richelieu Suicide Prevention Centre
      St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (450) 348-6300 or 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • The Turn, Crisis Centre and Suicide Prevention
      Suroit Region:
      Valleyfield (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (450) 371-4090 or 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)

    Centre du Quebec

    • Listening Centre and Preventing Suicide Drummond
      Drummondville, (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: 1-866-CALLS (277-3553)
    • Suicide Prevention Centre Les Deux Rives
      Trois-Rivières, (Quebec)
      Line of intervention: (819) 379-9238
      Youth line: (819) 691-0818
    • Suicide Prevention Centre Athabasca-Érable
      Plessisville, (Quebec)
      MRC intervention Maple Line: (819) 362-8581
      Intervention line MRC Athabasca: (819) 751-2205
Saskatchewan
FHHR Mental Health & Addictions Intake Worker
(Five Hills Mental Health & Addictions Services)
Crisis 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri: 1-877-564-0543
Crisis 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri: (306) 691-6464

Hudson Bay & District Crisis Centre
Crisis 24 hours: 1-866-865-7274
Crisis 24 hours: (306) 865-3064

Mobile Crisis Service (Saskatoon)
(Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service Inc.)
Crisis 24 hours: (306) 933-6200

North East Crisis Intervention Centre
Crisis 24 hours: 1-800-611-6349
Crisis 24 hours: (306) 752-9455

Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit
Crisis 24 hours: (306) 764-1011

Regina Mobile Crisis Services
Crisis 24 hours: (306) 525-5333
Crisis after hours: (306) 569-2724

Southwest Crisis Services
Swift Current
(306) 778-3386

West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre
Crisis Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm: (306) 463-6655

Yukon
Distress and Support Line
All Ages 7 pm-12 am 7 days a week (PST) 1-844-533-3030