National Addiction and Mental Health Resources

National Addiction and Mental Health Resources

In any given year, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reports that  1 in 5 Canadian experiences a mental health or addiction problem, with 1 in 2 having had or currently experiencing a mental illness by the time they reach 40 years of age.

When it comes to you and your mental health, it’s important to know that you are not alone, and there are resources for you to get the help that you need. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of national resources available to Canadians for addiction and mental health.

If you or a loved one is in extreme crisis or experiencing an emergency call 9-1-1.

 

Addiction and Mental Health Resources – Canada  

Alcoholics Anonymous

To find a local AA meeting near you, and for more information visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline  ………. 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. They provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. They recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world. The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women. For more information, visit the Assaulted Women’s Helpline website.

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line ………. 1-866-925-4419
If you’re a former Residential School student and need crisis referral services, call the Indian Residential School (IRS) Crisis Line. It’s toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA)  ………. (416) 646-5557
As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. The above phone number is for the national office, but to find the branch closest to you, more information about CHMA’s programs and resources visit the CHMA website.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) ………. 1-833-456-4566 or Text:45645
The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support using the technology of their choice (phone, text or chat), in French or English. For more information visit the CSPS website.

eMentalHealth.ca
Looking for information about mental health, and where to find help? eMentalHealth.ca provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The site contains information such as:  Mental Health Help (i.e. directory of mental health services and organizations); Info Sheets: Information about a variety of mental health conditions and topics; Screening Tools: Find out if you or a loved one has a mental health concern with our free, online screening tools.; Events Calendar: Information about mental health events in your area; News Feed: Information about the latest mental health news, and a Research directory: Information about research studies in your area.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness 24/7 Help Line ………. 1-855-242-3310
If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line. It’s toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kids Help Phone ………. 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is  a 24/7 totally private, judgement free resource for young people across the country. For more information about the helpline, web chats, and other resources, visit the Kids Help Phone website.

Canadian Assembly of Narcotics Anonymous (CANA)  ………. 1-855-562-2262
There are many recovery meetings in many places across Canada. Use this toll free number to find locations. For more information and resources visit the CANA website.

Trans LifeLine ………. 1-877-330-6366
Trans Lifeline is dedicated to the well being of transgender people of all ages. The hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have 24/7. For more information visit the Trans Lifeline website.


Addiction and Mental Health Resources By Province

Alberta
Alberta Addictions Helpline  ………. (780) 427-7164  or 1-866-332-2322
Health Link ………. 8-1-1
Mental Health Helpline ………. 1-877-303-2642

British Columbia
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service ………. 1-800-663-1441
       Lower Mainland: 604-660-9382
BC Crisis Line ………. 310-6789 (no area code needed)
British Columbia Responsible & Problem Gambling Program (250) 387-5311
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services……….  (604) 875-2345 or toll-free (in B.C. only) Or 1-888-300-3088
HealthLink BC ………. 8-1-1 ………. TTY 7-1-1
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre  ………. 1-800-665-1822
       Lower Mainland: 604-875-2084

Manitoba
Government of Manitoba, Healthy Living and Seniors, Addictions ……….  1-855-662-6605
Youth Addictions Centralized Intake Service ………. 1-877-710-3999
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba ………. 1-855-662-6605
Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY) ………. 1-204-783-5617
Mobile Crisis Services ………. 1-877-499-8770
       Adult Mobile Crisis Service ……….  (204) 940-1781
       Youth Mobile Crisis Team ………. (204) 949-4777
       Interlake-Eastern RHA – Mobile Crisis Services ……….  (204) 482-5376
       Prairie Mountain Health – Mobile Crisis Unit ……….  (204) 725-4411
       Southern Health – East of Red River Mental Health……….  (204) 326-9276 or 1-888-617-7715
       Southern Health – West of Red River Mental Health ……….  1-866-588-1697
       Crisis Line 24 Hour Crisis Line ………. (204) 786-8686

New Brunswick
Tele-care  ………. 8-1-1
Addiction Treatment Services
New Brunswick Addiction Centers

Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Health and Community Services
Newfoundland and Labrador Helpline ……….  1-888-709-2929 TTY: 1-888-709-3555
Mental Health and Addictions ……….  (709) 729-3658
Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line ………. 1-888-737-4668

Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories Helpline ………. 1-800-661-0844
NWT Quitline ………. 1-866-286-5099

Nova Scotia
Addiction Services Provincial Line ……….  1-866-340-6700
Gambling Support Network ……….  1-888-347-8888
Government of Nova Scotia Addiction Services
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team ……….  (902) 429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167.

Nunavut
Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line ……….  867-979-3333 or 1-800-265-3333
Government of Nunavut, Department of Health

Ontario
Mental Health Helpline ………. 1-866-531-2600
Ontario Drug and Alcohol Helpline ………. 1-800-565-8603  or (519) 439-0174
Problem Gambling Helpline ………. 1-888-230-3505
Telehealth ………. 1-866-797-0000

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Addiction Services ……….  1-888-299-8399
Health PEI
Island Helpline ………. 1-800-218-2885

Québec
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Drugs: Help and Referrals ……….  1-800-265-2626
Tel-jeunes ………. 1-800-263-2266 514-600-1002 (text messaging, from 8am to 10pm)
LigneParents  .…….. 1-800-361-5085

Saskatchewan
Government of Saskatchewan HealthLine ……….  8-1-1
Government of Saskatchewan, Healthy Living, Alcohol, Drugs and your Health
Government of Saskatchewan, Mental Health and Addictions, Alcohol and Drug Services

Yukon
Credit Counselling Society – Yukon ……….1-888-527-8999
Yukon Helpline ……….  1-866-980-9099
Government of Yukon, Alcohol and Drug Services ………. 1-855-667-5777

When it comes to your mental health and safety, the Share Lawyers Team wants to ensure that you know there is help for you in your community.


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