Addiction and mental health services open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call 780-424-2424 or visit the walk-in clinic at 13211 Fort Rd NW in Edmonton.
Confidential services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (toll free within Alberta).
Mental Health Help Line
Call 1-877-303-2642 for mental health advice.
Addiction Help Line
Call 1-866-332-2322 for addiction support.
Crisis Support Centre Distress Line
In a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.
Virtual Mental Health
Addiction and mental health supports are available to help Albertans get the care they need, when they need it, no matter where they live.
Help in Tough Times
At some point in our lives, we have stressful times—unexpected difficulties, financial pressures, and unemployment.
Alberta Community Resources
Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741741
Emergency Income Support
Family Violence Info
Mental Health Helpline
Support Network Distress Line
Child Abuse Hotline
Free virtual mental health clinic
Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Text ‘MoreGoodDays’ to 393939 for free supportive daily text messages
Immediate support and crisis intervention for Indigenous peoples across Canada, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (toll free).
Hope for Wellness Help Line
Call 1-855-242-3310 or chat online at hopeforwellness.ca
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line
Kickstand & Kickstand Connect
Kickstand, formerly known as Alberta Integrated Youth Services (AB-IYSI), is an Alberta-wide mental health and addictions care initiative, funded by your donations. Kickstand provides young people, aged 12-25, with access to quality integrated mental health support, connection to peers, social service providers, primary care, and substance use support; all under one roof.
Kickstand Connect is a free virtual clinic accessed by an online portal and mobile app where young people can receive same-day appointments with counsellors and peer-support workers or participate in group activities and workshops. It serves young people across Alberta and is especially significant for those unwilling (due to stigma or incapacity) or unable (due to physical or geographical isolation) to access in-person services.
Seize the Awkward
Having personal conversations can be, well, awkward. Seize the Awkward recognizes that and inserts humor to help while you’re trying to figure out how to start the conversation.
The take-away message? You don’t have to be an expert to talk to someone about their mental health.
Siezetheawkward.org features testimonials from people whose mental health benefited from conversations with others, offers conversation starters and tips, and tells you what to do next. Get out there and seize the awkward!
Says the site, “No matter what you’re facing, or who you’re reaching out to, you can make a real connection. Not every conversation will be perfect, but each one fights the stigma around mental illness. And, that’s a conversation worth having.”
Additionally, the main website has a great selection of resources, stories, and videos to learn more about the experience of living with mental illness.