If you need emergency services, please call 911.
Distress Centre Calgary (24/7) - 403-266-HELP (4357)
Eastside Community Mental Health Services (24/7)
403-299-9699 or 1-800-563-6106
CMHA Distress Line
Edmonton and surrounding - 780-482-HELP (4357)
Rural areas - 1-800-232-7288
For direct suicide support (Canada) -
CALL: 1-833-456-4566 available 24/7
TEXT: 45645 available daily between 2pm-10pm MT
For social support (Alberta): 211 or ab.211.ca or text INFO to 211
*This line is answered by social workers. It is an information line for referrals to government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services, including, housing, utilities security, food security, financial supports, employment supports, system navigation. They are also trained in suicide prevention.
Alberta Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642
Kids Help Phone (anyone under age 22): 1-800-668-6868
Addiction Support - 1-866-332-2332
National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233
Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-387-5437
Brite Line (support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people) - 1-844-702-7483
Trans Lifeline - 1-877-330-6366
Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
Hope for Wellness Line (immediate help to all Indigenous people across Canada): 1-855-242-3310
Community Connect YYC - one-stop-shop for affordable and barrier-free counselling services by phone or video - Click here for their comprehensive list of services.