Mental Health Help Resources

If you are in crisis please contact:

The Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line for Eastern Ontario - 613-260-2360 (in Ottawa)

  • 1-877-377-7775 (Toll-Free)
  • 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week
  • Bilingual

The Ottawa Distress Centre – Mental Health Crisis Line - 613-238-3311

  • Bilingual
  • Serves those age 16 and over in the Ottawa area.
  • Consultation and advice can be provided to family members.
  • Follow-up and support can be provided for certain cases to help resolve the crisis.

The Champlain District Mental Health Crisis Line - 613-722-6914 (in Ottawa)

  • 1-866-966-0991 (Toll-Free)
  • Bilingual
  • Serves residents of Ottawa, Renfrew County, Prescott-Russell, and Stormont-Dundas and Glengarry.

Tel-Aide Outaouais (Outaouais Distress Line) - 1-866-676-1080

  • Serves residents in the Outaouais region

If you are a child or youth in crisis, or simply needing someone to talk to please contact:

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 (Toll-Free)

  • 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week
  • Bilingual
  • Distress and helpline for youth aged 4-19
  • National service, serving all of Canada

If you are looking for mental health resources in Ottawa, or elsewhere in Canada, please visit:

  • Easy to use website that helps connect Canadians to local mental health services and resources

If you are looking specifically for Mental Health Services provided by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa:

Services for Children, Youth and Adolescents (ages 0-18) are provided by:

Services for Adults (ages 16+) are provided by:

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