Mental Health Support in Canada
It’s important to get help if you or someone you know is going through a crisis or thinking about suicide. You’re not alone. Learn about the resources available to you.
Your provincial mental health helpline: Ontario, Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, PEI, Nunavut and Nova Scotia.
Each province in Canada has its own comprehensive site where you can do online assessments to get more information about how you’re feeling. You can also find easy to access information and quick facts on PTSD, depression, anxiety and many other disorders, plus a directory for mental health services across your province. You’ll even find options to call, chat online or email a mental health professional.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
CASP will link you to specialized crisis centres in each province and connect you to someone that you can talk to and trust.
Teens and kids can call 1-800-668-6868 or get in touch online to receive 24/7 support in both French and English for issues like bullying, abuse, sexuality and gender identification and much more.
This peer-to-peer anxiety support network lets people chat online with someone who understands their experiences in dealing with anxiety. It’s another place that you can turn to on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week basis for mental health help.
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Mental health advocates, educators, researchers and peer trauma counsellors unite under this banner to provide support, information and resources for people suffering from every type of mood disorder. You can participate in their forum, talk with a peer or use the site to find help in your area. Visit them on the web or contact them by phone or email here.