Is this an emergency?


Mental health

You are thinking about suicide

  1. Call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance, or
  2. Call a local crisis hotline. Find local listings by province at Crisis Services Canada, or
  3. Go to your local hospital emergency room. If possible have someone go with you, or
  4. You can also call the VAC Assistance Service for mental health professional support at any time:

  5. 1-800-268-7708

    1-800-567-5803 (TTD/TTY)


Someone you know is thinking of killing or hurting themselves or someone else

  • Stay calm and listen to what the person is saying.
  • Directly ask the person, "Are you thinking about hurting yourself?" or "Are you thinking about suicide?"
  • Remind the person that they are not alone – you are with them.
  • If you are with the person, do not leave them alone.
  • Arrange to accompany the person to the hospital emergency department or crisis centre – if in doubt, call 911.

Financial

You are facing a financial crisis or an emergency

Call us now at: 1-866-522-2122 | TDD/TTY 1-833-921-0071 (toll-free) Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, local time.

These Emergency funds programs may benefit you.


Homeless

You are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Call us now at: 1-866-522-2122 | TDD/TTY 1-833-921-0071 (toll-free) Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, local time.


Family issues

You are a family member who needs support

Talk to a mental health professional now at: 1-800-268-7708 / 1-800-567-5803 (TTD/TTY) | VAC Assistance Service, 24-hour referrals.

Visit the Support for families page to find out more about help for family members and caregivers.

Domestic abuse

Find local resources and support.

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