The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health information and counseling resources. Nothing here is meant to replace professional care.
If you are in crisis now and feel that you are going to hurt yourself or someone else please get yourself to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 and tell them it is a psychiatric emergency.
Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region (613) 238-3311
Anonymous, confidential, 24-hr. English Language service
Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310
This help line gives free national telephone crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit. Help can be reached toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or 1-866-925-5454
24-hour confidential service
24/7 – YSB Crisis Line for youth- 613-260-2360 (Youth Services Bureau provides youth and family counselling, crisis support, a 24/7 crisis line)
Tel-Aide Outaouais– 613-741-6433 (Francophone mental health crisis support by telephone from 8 a.m. to midnight every day.)
LGBT Youthline– 1-800-268-9688 (confidential and non-judgmental peer support through telephone, text and chat services from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM).
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (613)562-2333 (613)562-3860 TTY
The crisis line provides 24-hour, 7 days a week service to survivors of sexual violence, supporters, family and friends of survivors.
Ottawa Sexual Assault Support Centre 613 234 2266 (support line, counselling for survivors of sexual violence)