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Crisis Support – Canada

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Below we have detailed a list of mental health crisis services and support lines for Canada, that you can contact. We have also listed other Canadian charities and organisations that specialise in mental health in which you may find useful.

911 is the universal emergency number for everyone in Canada.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) offers crisis centres and hotlines based on your geographical location.

Calling a Crisis Centre is the right thing to do if you are in crisis, or if you need support for someone you know. Trained professionals are available 24 hours a day. Find a crisis centre now.

Distress Centres emotional support in response to your crisis or distress.
Tel: 416-408-4357

Crisis Line offer professionally trained Crisis Line Responders there to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Calling from Ottawa 613-722-6914
Calling from outside Ottawa 1-866-996-0991

Kids Help Phone are Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.

Tel: 1-800-668-6868


Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario.

A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7. Their service is free and confidential.
Tel: 1-866-531-2600, email them or have a web chat. 


The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

Whilst CMHA don’t provide a crisis phone line, they can be contacted on 613-745-7750 or by email

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity in the mental health and addictions space.



Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national charity with a focus on depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.
Tel: 519-824-5565 Email

Anxiety Canada is a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them.


The Defeat Depression Campaign provides hope and reduces stigma for people who are affected by depression and other mood disorders.

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada work with 10 provincial societies to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while they search for a cure.


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