In an Emergency, Dial 911

If you need mental health support, explore these easy access phone numbers and resources.  Additionally, support as a Mental Health First Aid is outlined below.

In the U.S.

Key Resources in the United States

If the person is in a crisis, where you believe their health or someone else’s is at immediate risk, call 911. The following numbers are also appropriate in an emergency:

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) to get help right away, any time of day or night. It’s a free call.
  • Kid’s Help Phone: for children and youth 1-800-273-TALK (8255)  24 hours a day. It’s free, confidential, anonymous and available across Canada.
  • Ok2talk.org  a website with opportunities to post, connect, reach out for support
  • Your Local Crisis Line
  • Community Response Team (CRT), or, Community Resource Center

In a non-emergency, an individual can opt for either self-help strategies or seek professional help.  Suggesting a meeting with their Family doctor or support them in locating resources in their community.

In Canada

Key Resources in Canada

If the person is in a crisis, where you believe their health or someone else’s is at immediate risk, call 911. The following numbers are also appropriate in an emergency:

  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) to get help right away, any time of day or night. It’s a free call.
  • Kid’s Help Phone: for children and youths aged five to 20. Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor or text 686868, 24 hours a day. It’s free, confidential, anonymous and available across Canada.
  • Your Local Crisis Line
  • Community Response Team (CRT), or, Community Resource Center

In a non-emergency, an individual can opt for either self-help strategies or seek professional help.  Suggesting a meeting with their Family doctor or support them in locating resources in their community.

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