Someone is experiencing a mental health crisis when they are at risk of hurting themselves or others.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call a helpline (listed below), 9-1-1 or go to the Emergency Department immediately. If possible and appropriate, ask which option they prefer.
Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST): 1-866-550-5205 to speak with someone immediately and get referred to help.
Canada Suicide Prevention Service line: 1-833-456-4566 or crisisservicescanada.ca
Pathstone Crisis Support Services: 1-800-263-4944 to seek help for children and youth up to 18 years of age
Speak first with your family doctor or other primary care provider. If it is after hours or you do not have a primary care provider, call Access Line toll-free 1-866-550-5205 to be connected to mental health and addictions services in Niagara.
The NOHT-ÉSON’s Resource Navigator features a number of community resources for people experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis and their caregivers.