I am not a professional in the mental health field. What I am providing on this page is a limited amount of options for individuals who are experiencing mental health concerns. If you are in a state of crisis, please contact a mental health professional in your area, or call 9-1-1.
Canada & the U.S. – Free Resources
- Canada & the U.S. – If you text 741741 when you feel depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back and will converse with you until you are feeling safe and are no longer in a state of crisis.
- Canada – this link will bring you to the Crisis Services Canada website that will give you a list of numbers to call, text, or online chat with if you are in a state of crisis. The site further allocates specifically numbers to the various provinces across the country
- U.S.- this link will bring you to the Mental Health America website. If you scroll to the portion that says “Do you need to talk to someone?”, there is a phone number that will connect you to a 24 hour crisis hotline. The above texting resource is also noted under this section.
World Wide Suicide Hotline Numbers
- This link will bring you to a website that lists all of the different suicide hotlines in different countries.
Online Therapeutic Resources – Canada and the U.S.
Online therapy is something relatively new to the therapeutic world. I am by no means a professional at this point in my life, but if you do want to go to therapy, but are unable to do so, you may want to look at online options. Below, I will provide a list of some online therapy sites that I am aware of. Please do extra research to see if online therapy is something that will benefit you.
- TranQool (Canada only) – Video chat therapy at your convenience
- Hasu Counselling (Canada only) – Video therapy, phone calls, and texting therapy services offered.
- TalkSpace – I believe this is a service offered in the U.S. (I could be wrong) – Video chat or texting therapy services offered.
- BetterHelp – The website doesn’t disclose which country it services. BetterHelp offers counselling via phone calls, live chats (text messages), messages (messaging your therapist in an online text based interaction), and video chats