If you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, are overwhelmed, or if you are in crisis and would like talk to someone, emotional support is available for all Indigenous People living in Canada.
Hope for Wellness Helpline provides immediate, culturally safe, telephone crisis intervention, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in English and French, and upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.
· Phone: 1-855-242-3310 On-line chat
Contact Crisis Services Canada anytime day or night at 1-833-456-4566 or text “Start” to 45645 between 4:00pm and midnight EST.
Kids Help Phone is also available at 1-800-6686868 or text “connect” to 686868 to speak to a live counsellor.
Indigenous Services Canada’s Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports provides an overview of additional supports for communities related to the COVID 19 pandemic.