Mental Health Resources

The Canada Suicide Prevention Service

1-800-SUICIDE (SUICIDE CRISIS LINE) Available 24/7

If you are considering suicide or concerned about someone who may be, call 1-800-784-2433.

The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS), by Crisis Services Canada, enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support by phone, in French or English. You can also visit their website to find a crisis line closer to you. Toll-free: 1-833-456-4566

Kids Help Phone

24/7 counselling help from trained professionals on the phone for youth up to age 20. Live chat on the computer is available on weekend evenings. Call 1-800-668-6868

211 Distress line

Just dial 2-1-1 (available in NS, QC, ON, SK, AB, B.C.)

24-hour information and referral line connecting you to social, health, and government services. Call now and get connected.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Mental Health First Aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and the Public Health Agency of Canada has developed two toolkits to support people who have been impacted by suicide. One toolkit is tailored for people who have attempted suicide, and the other is focused on resources for people who have lost someone to suicide. The MHCC wishes to thank the Advisory Committee comprised of people with lived experience related to suicide for their assistance in making these toolkits possible.


We recognize that seeking therapy can at times feel uncomfortable. It takes courage to explore and address difficult experiences and emotions, and we strive to ensure that you always feel comfortable. Our purpose is to provide you with a safe and compassionate environment as we work to help you explore your challenges, understand yourself and your mental health, and to help manage your life more effectively.

Be There

BeThere is a site designed to help young people learn the basics about reaching out and supporting friends who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. An amazing resource full of practical ideas and stories to help you be present and informed. is a movement that trains and empowers youth to become mental health leaders and advocates, promoting open dialogue about mental health and reducing stigma in communities and on campuses across Canada

An online portal to find mental health services, support and help in your community.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

A database of services including hotlines you can call for crisis support.

If you or someone you know is in crisis right now, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department.


A  free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

Wise Practices

Wise Practices for Life Promotion – Indiginenous Leadership for Living Life Well

Strengthening Our Connections to Promote Life: A Life Promotion Toolkit by Indigenous Youth

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Build a Canada where people living with early psychosis and schizophrenia achieve their potential.

Native Women’s Association of Canada

Cannabis Education for and by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

The goal of these resources are that they are culturally safe, gender based, trauma informed and will help to develop increased literacy needed to make informed decisions about cannabis use that best suit their circumstances.

Cannabis Resources

Health Canada

Health Canada has some key points about the most recent medical cannabis regulation and has an extensive repository of resources related to cannabis, 10 Ways to Reduce Risks when Using, information on Cannabis & Mental Health, and more.

Santé Cannabis

Santé Cannabis, a medical cannabis clinic and contract research centre, has a helpful FAQ section.

The Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC)

The Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids can lead you to a variety of educational resources.

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recently published “The therapeutic effects of Cannabis and cannabinoids: An update” which reviews the evidence on medical cannabis for different health issues.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) publishes several primary research and review pieces on cannabis.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) frequently deals with the intersection of mental health and substance use, as evidenced by their cannabis legalization and mental health brief.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) ‘s basic facts about cannabis.

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) authors documents such as the Cannabasics and houses references to a number of other non-stigmatizing cannabis education resources, as well as a variety of tools to screen for problematic cannabis.

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) can connect you with several peer-reviewed journal articles and reports.

Child Mind Institute

A quick read on the link between cannabis and psychosis:

 The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

A database of all the research on cannabis that’s going on in Canada.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has an interactive, extensive map of the different regulatory frameworks across all the provinces and territories.

YMCA’s Youth Cannabis Knowledge Hub

The Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) offers free programming to youth aged 12 to 24, as well as adults (parents/guardians and professionals) involved in the lives of youth.

Canadian Public Health Association’s (CPHA)

A 14-page information package that provides an introduction to the plant and its derived products, methods of consumption, understanding consumption (i.e. why people choose to use), and harm reduction.

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Cannabis Education Toolkit

Get Sensible

The Sensible Cannabis Education Toolkit aims to support adults in having informed and non-judgmental conversations with young people about cannabis.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

If you’re looking for a robust resource that examines the research around cannabis and health, a large review document of 10,000 research articles on cannabis and its health effects is available. The entire report is long and needs to be purchased at the link below.

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research Some key highlights of the report can be found in this PDF (No purchase required).

Mental Health Literacy

This infographic can help sum up some of the general questions about cannabis use.

The Centre on Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH)

The Centre on Mental Health and Addiction’s (CAMH) Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.

Full Text and Handout

First Nations Health Authority

The First Nations Health Authority has developed a series of fantastic resources including a completely anonymous questionnaire to help you assess where you’re at with your use.

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research & Vancouver Coastal Health

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (formerly The Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia) & Vancouver Coastal Health “Take Care with Cannabis” Handout.

CBC Radio

CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art: Everything you wanted to know about pot: Your questions answered

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction’s “Talking Pot with Youth” Kit and  7 Things You Need to Know About Edible Cannabis.

Make your mistakes here, not on the road.

Statistics Canada

Looking back from 2020, how cannabis use and related behaviours changed in Canada.

And How cannabis use changed in Canada, 2018 to 2020.

Bridge the Gapp

Bridge the gApp Youth is an online resource designed to support your mental wellness.

The National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education –  Niche Canada

What’s with weed? is a great resource for learning basic information about cannabis.

Mental Health Resources

The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION)

EPION is a network of people who work in early psychosis intervention (EPI) services in Ontario, individuals who have received EPI services, and their family members and caregivers. EPION’s site includes an interactive map showing early intervention services across Ontario and has a page of external links for those living outside Ontario.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health

A nine-part video learning series called Pillars of Youth Support. This collection was created to introduce young people to critical elements of peer support and build their confidence in supporting peers while ensuring they can also take good care of themselves.

Canadian Mental Health Association-Ontario

The provincial branch of the CMHA includes provincial programs.

Connex Ontario

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their area.

Cannabis Resources

The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION)

The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION)’s My Cannabis IQ page contains information for youth, families, and clinicians.

YouthRex – Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange

A resource for Ontario where shared knowledge is transformed into a positive impact for all youth! Includes resources for cannabis use and free certificate training for youth workers around cannabis, legalization and how it affects young people.

Mental Health Resources

Distress Centre – Calgary

Crisis Line – 403-266-HELP (4357)

Hearing Impaired – 403-543-1967

A collection of resources based in Alberta (24/7 hotline, chat, or face-to-face in Calgary) to support whichever immediate crisis you’re going through.


403-264-TEEN (403-264-8336) – 24 hours

A collection of resources specifically for teens based in Alberta (24/7 hotline, chat, email, text) to support anything you might be going through and need to talk about.

Canadian Mental Health Association-Alberta

The provincial branch of the CMHA, includes provincial programs. 

Mental Health Literacy 

Mental health literacy information, research, education and resources.

Alberta Health Services

Mental Health resources are available to Albertans.

Cannabis Resources

Mental Health Literacy

Information regarding recreational cannabis for students, parents/caregivers, teachers, and school-based clinicians.

Mental Health Resources


24/7 crisis line or online chat from noon to 1 am

Call 1-866-3311 

Canadian Mental Health Association

BC Provincial branch of the CMHA.

Here to Help

Information on mental health, alcohol, and other drugs.

Fraser Health

Youth Mental Health Resources.

Cannabis Resources

Here to Help

A project designed to make finding reliable information on substance use and mental health easier, including a quick brief on cannabis and psychosis and how to cut back.

McCreary Centre Society

The McCreary Centre Society has just launched its second full-length report about cannabis use among youth in BC:  Blunt talk.

Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association-Manitoba/Winnipeg

Provincial branch of the CMHA.

Mental Health Education Resource Centre

A provincial resource promoting knowledge exchange operated by the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society.

Cannabis Resources

Addictions Foundations of Manitoba

Cannabis basics.

Government of Manitoba

Cannabis toolkit and resources to provide information to Manitobans on cannabis including public health and safety, risks and the legal framework.

Mental Health Resources

Chimo Helpline

Mental health help line, available 5 pm-12 pm daily

Call 1-800-667-5005

P.E.E.R. S.J.

Peers Engaged in Education and Recovery, is a community-based, addiction and mental health service that focuses on a positive future for young adults

Canadian Mental Health Association

Provincial branch of the CMHA.

New Brunswick Addiction and Mental Health Services

The Provincial Government site gives information about mental health and addictions services in New Brunswick and contact information for Community Mental Health Centres.

Cannabis Resources

New Brunswick Health Council

Infographic on cannabis use in youth in NB.

Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association

Provincial branch of the CMHA.

Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator

Call 1-877-999-7589 or (709) 752-3916

CHANNAL Peer Support Warm Line

The Warm Line offers non-emergency, non-crisis telephone support for people in the province who are living with mental health issues. Call 1-855-753-2560 or (709) 753-2560

Mental Health Crisis Line

Phone: 1-888-737-4668 (toll free)

Cannabis Resources

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador 

Cannabis Resources.

Mental Health Resources

Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

Local Nunavut Phone Number: 867.979.3333

Toll-Free Outside of Iqaluit and residents of Nunavumiut: 1.800.265.3333

Elders’ Support Line

Call  1-866-684-5056

Mental Health Resources

The Island Helpline

 The Island Helpline provides free, confidential emotional support and crisis intervention to Islanders of all ages, 24/7. Call: 1-800-218-2885

CAST program

The Coping and Support Training (CAST) Program is an evidence-based group skills program that helps at-risk youth with substance misuse (drinking or using drugs), mental well-being, and school performance.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Provincial branch of the CMHA.

Cannabis Resources

Just the Facts PEI

Information on cannabis use, the law, talking to youth, cannabis and driving, etc.

Mental Health Resources

Anorexie et boulimie Québec

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. in English and French

Phone: 1-800-630-0907


Support groups for people, young people and adults who suffer from anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. These services are also aimed at family and relatives.

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in French

Phone: 1-866-922-0002

ENG My Relief

FR My Relief

It’s completely normal to encounter ups and downs in our lives.

They shape who we are and make us all unique. But for people living with anxiety, depression or bipolarity and their loved ones, the hills can turn into mountains.

Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in English and French

Phone: 1-866-738-4873

Canadian Mental Health Association/ L’Association canadienne pour la santé mentale

Provincial branch of the CMHA/ACSM.

Government of Quebec

Learn more about mental health and mental illness.

Concordia University

Tools, resources, and information about mental health

Cannabis Resources

The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)

Learn about the science behind cannabis, the effects of cannabis, and some terminology.

Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association

Provincial branch of the CMHA.

Saskatchewan Mobile Crisis Helpline

Free, 24/7, confidential crisis support. Call: 306.757.0127

Suicide Helpline

Free, 24/7, confidential suicide-related support. Phone: 306.525.5333

The Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being (SAYCW)

Resources/toolkits for mental health and a variety of other related topics.

Cannabis Resources

Government of Saskatchewan

Information and resources relating to cannabis.

Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association

Provincial branch of the CMHA.


Online chat noon to 1 am

Cannabis Resources

Government of Yukon

Resource on Yukon cannabis use.