Mental health assistance
and support resources

All the helplines below are free and confidential, and many operate 24/7 to help you when you need it most.

SMS charges may apply depending on your phone plan.

Emergency contacts

If you currently have suicidal thoughts, contact the following resources for immediate help:

Crisis centres, phone support, temporary accommodation, mobile service, crisis monitoring, family services
No charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 1 866 APPELLE (277-3553)

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    Sans frais, 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7 – 1 833 456-4566

Help lines and telephone services

Helpline: 1 866 REVIVRE (738-4873)

Self-help groups, conferences and resource centre for people with anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder

Helpline: 1-800-268-7708
This resource is for veterans and their immediate families only

Find a help line in your region

Helpline: 1-800-361-5085 (6 a.m. to midnight)

Chat (8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
Free and confidential intervention services provided by professionals for parents of children aged 0 to 20 years.

Helpline: 1-800-263-2266 (6 a.m. to midnight)
Text messages or chat: 514-600-1002 (8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
This free and confidential service is provided by professionals for children aged 12 to 17 years.

Agencies and support services

1 800 265-2626

No charge in Quebec, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1 800 461-0140
Help and referral service to reflect on your gambling habits or those of a loved one
No charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1 800 668-6868
Telephone and referral service for children and adolescents. Toll-free

Help, listening and information centre for people affected by sexual and gender diversity

Federation of organizations dedicated to the well-being of the entourage of a person suffering from mental illness

Non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental health problems