Need Help?

Do you have a health concern for yourself or a child? Call Health Link by dialing 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7, or click the button below for more information.

Access 24/7

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

780-482-HELP (4357)

Urgent Services


In a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

Online Supports

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.

Important Numbers

Alberta Community Resources

Call 211

Addictions Helpline


Bullying Hotline


Crisis Text Line

Text CONNECT to 741741

Emergency Income Support


Family Violence Info

Call 310-1818

Health Link

Call 811

Mental Health Helpline


Support Network Distress Line

 780-482-HELP (4357)

Youth Supports

Child Abuse Hotline


Kickstand Connect

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

Indigenous Resources

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

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.

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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. 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!

Talk Tool

Another resource to access tools to learn how to start a conversation is the Talk Tool. Actor Glenn Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind to encourage a dialogue around mental health. The nonprofit developed a really neat tool to make bringing up mental health easier. Just pick the mental illness you want to talk about and who you want to talk to about it, and the site will generate a video and a written prompt.

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.