Crisis & Emergency
There are a number of resources available to those with an immediate need. The crisis can be related to mental health, addictions, safety, shelters, domestic and sexual violence, and other emergencies.
The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
AQPS(Association quebecoise de prévention du suicide)
This site offers lists of resources for those in Quebec who are struggling with suicidal thoughts based on region. It also has information on helplines and works towards educating the public on mental health struggles, and what they can do to support their loved ones.
CAST is working together to help communities in Nova Scotia build their capacity to address suicide, using a population health-based approach – using principles of community suicide prevention as a guide.
Chimo is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick. They provide a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to resources in the province of N.B.
The Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing help and hope to individuals, organizations, and communities.
Kids Help Phone offers mental health resources for both youth and adults affected by the wildfires occurring across the country.
Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) provides 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals through 211 and our programs at SORCe – all at no cost.
If you are in immediate distress, they can offer support and immediate relief of distress. They can help you find Emergency Child Care, or introduce you to Support Our Troops for emergency financial assistance, a duty Padre, police, or medical services.
They are here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC.
In the interactive map, you will be able to hover on each province, where hotline phone numbers will appear. All details on the lines and more resources, divided by provinces are listed below the map.
There are international suicide hotlines and resources.
Islamic Relief Canada is a nonprofit organization that works with communities to become more resilient to calamities.
It is a helpline open 24/7 for anyone that needs support.Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut. The helpline provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling for northerners in crisis.
Community mental health and addictions care encompasses a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet needs of Ontario residents.
Manitoba Farm, Rural, & Northern Support Services provides telephone and on-line counselling to farmers, rural and northern Manitobans.
The MS Society of Canada is a group that advocates for those that are dealing with MS. It also has resources on its website that are available for use by anyone living in Newfoundland and Labrador.
211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario's community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists.
REACH partners with organizations, businesses, community groups, and individual Edmontonians.
The Saskatchewan Critical Incident Stress Management Network provides support services for public safety personnel and healthcare workers in Saskatchewan.
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text.
A helpline where trained and caring staff answer calls to the Island (Prince Edward Island) Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Island Helpline is a free bilingual, confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive telephone service.
This resource provides detailed guidance on actions to take before, during, and after a wildfire to ensure people's safety.
This resource contains several subsections that provide essential and relevant information regarding wildfire recovery. These sections include resources and services that can be directly contacted by those who were affected, guidance on wildfire preparedness, ways to offer assistance, and more.
Read, Watch, & Learn
Are You Having a Personal Financial Crisis? (Video/Podcast)
Video/Podcast: Robert Brown, author of Wealthing Like Rabbits, talks about what it means to be facing a personal debt crisis and what’s in your control to change. He gives great insight into what it means to be in debt, and ways to alter your lifestyle so you can live within your means
Families in Crisis (Podcast)
Podcast: This series of eight podcasts presented by psychotherapist Philippa Perry discusses what it's like to live with someone who is in crisis. She interviews parents, children, and siblings in order to give insight into how family dynamics can affect, impact, and sometimes impede the process of getting well for all involved.
Hold Your Fire! (Podcast)
Podcast: Crisis Group's Executive Vice President Richard Atwood dives deep into the conflicts that rage around the globe with Crisis Group analysts and special guests. These experts bring a unique perspective (based on their own experiences) to understand why the same conflicts persist, and what could potentially bring them to an end.
Video: In this video, we get Advice from Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services' Dr. Emily David, as she interviews a young person; Emily Lord. She shows us how to identify signs of struggle, and things that tend to trigger downward spirals. She also outlines how to create a step-by-step plan to get to a better place mentally.
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