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Mental health in Ottawa: How to find help

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CTVNewsOttawa.ca has compiled a list of crisis hotlines and mental health resources in the Ottawa area.

Crisis lines

Mental Health Crisis Line

  • 613-722-6914
  • 1-866-996-0991

Distress Centre of Ottawa

  • 613-238-3311
  • 1-866-996-0991

9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

  • Call or text: 988

Kids Help Phone

  • Call 1-800-668-6868
  • Text #686868

Youth Services Bureau

  • 613-260-2360

Tel-Aide Outaouais

  • Ottawa: 613-741-6433
  • Gatineau: 819-775-3223

Talk4Healing Indigenous women's line

  • 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)

Mental health resources

Ottawa Public Health: Resources and links for mental health and addictions treatment.

AccessMHA: Connect to mental health support in eastern Ontario

1call1click.ca: A simple way for children, youth and families to access the right mental health and addiction care, at the right time.

CounsellingConnect: Counselling Connect provides quick access to a free phone or video counselling session, available in English, French and Arabic.

Walk-in counselling clinics: 613-755-2277 or walkincounselling.com. No referral is required for the Walk-In Counselling Clinic. You will be assisted, with no appointment, on a first-come, first-serve basis during the Walk-In Counselling Clinic hours.

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