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Helplines and distress lines

Whether you have thoughts of suicide, if you are trying to help a friend of family member, or if you are grieving after a suicide death, help is available.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

All of the phone numbers below offer telephone support any time day or night. The hours for text messaging support or online chats may be different. Visit the helpline website to learn more.

  • Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
    You can also call Health Link at 811. Follow the directions to talk to the addiction and mental health team or to find out what services are available in your community.
  • Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566
    Support is also available via text.
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
    Support is also available via text and online chat.
  • Indigenous Hope for Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310
    Support is also available via online chat.
  • National Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366
    Helpline run by and for trans people.
  • 211 Alberta: Call 211 to find programs and services in your community.
    Support is also available via text and online chat.

Learn more about resources, programs, and services in Alberta

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