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Coping with hopelessness and despair


If you need help in an emergency, please call 911 or visit your local emergency department.

If you’re feeling like you’re in crisis or need somebody to talk to, please know that help is also available through community resources:

  • Find a local crisis resource at
  • Crisis Services Canada
    • Phone: 24-hour, toll-free 1-833-456-4566
    • Text: 45645 (4:00 p.m. – midnight Eastern Time)
  • Kids Help Phone
    • Phone: 24-hour, toll-free, 1-800-668-6868
    • Text: 686868 (24 hours, 7 days a week)