Crisis care helplines

If your health, safety, or property is in imminent danger and you need help right away, call 911.

If you are in crisis, please see the list of resources below to get immediate support. These confidential services are offered 24/7 and in English (unless otherwise stated).

9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

The Suicide Crisis Helpline provides a safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

When you reach a 9-8-8 responder, they will listen with compassion and without judgement, and give you space to talk.  They will engage with empathy. Whatever you are going through, they want to understand.  They will support you. 9-8-8 responders can help you explore ways to create safety when things are overwhelming.

Whether you’re thinking about suicide, worried about someone, or grieving a death by suicide, trained counsellors can listen openly, without judgment, and help you.

Tel-Aide Montréal

A free, confidential, and anonymous listening service, in English and French.  Tel-Aide Montréal offers a listening service for people suffering from mental health problems or simply needing to be listened to. For anyone who feels the need to confide in others, to talk about their problems or anyone who is thinking about suicide.

Kids Help Phone

If young people need help right now, they can call, text or chat with a trained, volunteer crisis responder about anything they’re going through. No issue is too big or too small.


  • Talk to a professional: 1-800-263-2266 (6:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.)
  • Text a professional: 1-514-600-1002 (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
  • Online chat with a professional (8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
  • Online chat with a youth (Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 10:30 p.m.)

A phone, email, text and online chat service with professional counsellors. Tel-jeunes helps equip young people with the tools they need to get better control over their lives.

Sexual Violence Helpline

A listening, support and referral service for anyone affected by sexual violence. Services are confidential, free of charge, and offered in French and English.  The Sexual Violence Helpline is there for you, providing a safe space where no one will judge you, whether you have experienced sexual violence yourself or want to help someone who has.

SOS Violence Conjugale

Helps ensure the safety of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and that of their children. A free, bilingual, anonymous, and confidential service, with direct access to support and shelter.

National Overdose Response Service (NORS)

An overdose prevention hotline providing loving, confidential, support with no judgement.  Call NORS before you use drugs to connect with people who want to help you stay safe. 

The VAC Assistance Service

A confidential and free service available 24/7, 365 days a year to Veterans, former RCMP members, their family members, and caregivers.

Hope for Wellness

  • Phone: 1-855-242-3310 (Available in English and French (24/7) and Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut)
  • Online chat (in English and French)

For Indigenous persons to talk about experiences, challenges, and issues by phone or chat. Support in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut is not always available, however, but please call to find out the next time that a language-speaker may be available.

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

A crisis line available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential School experience. The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides former Indian Residential School students and their families (regardless of status or place of residence within Canada) with access to counselling, cultural, and emotional support services.  

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