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If you are in a mental health crisis and cannot wait to set up an appointment with a psychologist try reaching out to any of the resources below.

If suicide is a serious concern, call 911 immediately.

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For emergency services An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.

Distress Line

780-482-4357 (HELP) The Distress Line provides 27/7 confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.


1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868 Free and available across Canada 24/7. You don’t need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to use it. Connect with a professional counsellor to better understand what you're going through and help take a step in the direction you want to go.

AHS Mental Health Helpline – 24/7

toll-free: 1-877-303-2642 AHS Toll free Crisis Line/Distress Centres: for 780 area code: 1-800-482-4357 for 403 area code: 1-800-784-2433 More Alberta Health Services helpline numbers here

Indian Residential School Survivors and Family

1-800-721-0066 The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.

Seniors' Abuse Help Line

780-454-8888 The Seniors Abuse Helpline provides 24/7 confidential, non-judgmental, and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to those who are experiencing or concerned about someone else experiencing seniors’ abuse.

Addiction Helpline

1-866-332-2322 (toll free within Alberta) The Addiction and Mental Health Help Line is a 24/7 confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing addiction and mental health concerns, including problem gambling. Staffed by a multidisciplinary team comprised of nurses, psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

Family Violence Information Line

310-1818 24/7 helpline for those experiencing family violence or for anyone with questions about family violence.

One Line

1-866-403-8000 (215+ languages) Text 1-866-403-8000 (English only) Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence if you need help finding sexual assault support services (9 am to 9 pm daily):


NOT SURE WHO TO CALL? CALL 211 24-hour information and referral line connecting you to social, health, and government services. Call now and get connected.

AHS Indigenous Health Support Line

1-855-735-6766 This 24/7 program partners with Indigenous peoples, communities and key stakeholders to provide accessible, culturally appropriate health services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat through their website. The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

TransLife Line

Canada (877) 330-6366 Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. Our Family & Friends Line provides peer support for friends, partners, family members and professionals supporting trans loved ones and community members. We trust trans people as the experts in our own lives, and we resource trans people’s support networks to do the same. To access this service, call our main hotline and ask for our Family & Friends Line. The operator will find out the best time to call you back and you will receive a call back from a Family & Friends operator who has lived experience supporting trans people.


Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. Millions of people across Canada have free access through organizations, colleges and universities. Togetherall is free to all post-secondary students and all residents aged 16+ in Alberta.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. We are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible. Canada Suicide Prevention Service 24/7: English & French: Call 1.833.456.4566 | Text 45645

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. It is a federated charity, which means they are a collective of organizations bound together by a brand and mission. Together, CMHA identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities. At the national level, CMHA push for nationwide system and policy change. At the community level, millions of people in Canada rely on CMHA’s extensive grassroots presence.  CMHA Distress line – 24/7: 780-482-4357 CMHA Rural Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288

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