Wellness Resources

Mental Health Crisis Numbers

In all four Atlantic provinces you can call 911 when you are facing a mental health emergency

Nova Scotia:
General Inquiries – (902) 429-8167

Toll free 24-hour Services – 1(888) 429-8167

The Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Telephone Line is delivered by the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT). This provincial service provides crisis intervention for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis or mental distress.

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to support callers who present with suicidal thoughts, self-harming thoughts or behaviours, overwhelming anxiety, difficulty coping with distress, psychotic or distorted thinking, depression, substance use difficulties or any other self-identified mental health concerns. Crisis is self-defined by the individual calling for support.

The crisis line also supports families, friends, community agencies and others to manage mental health crises through education, outreach and consultation.

Offers telephone intervention across Nova Scotia and mobile response in most communities in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Prince Edward Island

Island Helpline

24 hour province wide Serving Prince Edward Island

24 hour province wide bilingual service: 1-800-218-2885


New Brunswick

Chimo Helpline (Chimo Helpline Inc.)

Serving New Brunswick bilingually 24 hours/day

Provincial toll-free Crisis line: 1-800-667-5005

Fredericton area: 450-HELP (4357)

email: chimo1@nb.aibn.com



Newfoundland and Labrador:

Newfoundland and Labrador Mental Health Crisis Line

Local Telephone: (709) 737-4668 or

Toll Free: (888) 737-4668

Mobile Crisis Response Team

Local Telephone: (709) 737-4668 or

Toll Free: (888) 737-4668


Provincial Addictions Services:

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Services self referral 1-855-922-1122

New Brunswick Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Prince Edward Island Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Newfoundland and Labrador Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Mental Health Resources:

    Unison Benevolent Fund


    Kids Help Phone

    • Call: 1-800-668-6868
    • Live Chat
    • Young People text "TALK" to 686868 / Adults "text" WELLNESS to 741741



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