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In a Crisis?

You are NOT alone. Help from a caring, supportive person is just a phone call away:

Children and Youth 0 to 18 Years

Youth Services Bureau 24/7 Crisis Line

613-260-2360 (Ottawa)

1-877-377-7775 (Toll-free)


Ages 16 years and up

Crisis Line

613-722-6914 (Ottawa)



For All Ages
Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line of Eastern Ontario
613-260-2360 (Ottawa)
1-877-377-7775 (Toll-free)


For All Ages

Tel-Aide Outaouais

613-741-6433 (Ottawa)

819-775-3223 (Gatineau)

1-800-567-9699 (Rural Gatineau, toll-free)


For Children and Youth
Kids Help Phone

text WELLNESS to 686868

For Adults
Ottawa Distress Centre

Text 343-306-5550


In addition to the resources above, other ways to seek help include...
  • Calling a family member.
  • Calling a close friend.
  • Call your doctor.
  • Call 911.
If you have a friend or family member in crisis, consider doing the following:
  • If you are worried that s/he is suicidal, then do not leave him/her alone. Get help immediately -- call 911.
  • Call a local crisis line for advice.
  • Call 911
  • Call a friend or family member to help support you!
» For more crisis resources, click here.
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