Asking For Help Is Normal
Life can be stressful and we need to ask for help when we need it. There are many ways to reach out.
Talk to a Friend
Those who care for you are willing to listen and want to help. Reach out to mentors, coaches, and family.
Many employers have mental health services available. To find hello for kids, contact their school or physician for recommendations
When You Can't Talk to a Friend
There are times when we need to talk to someone but don't feel comfortable talking with someone we know. If you find yourself in that spot, here are some crisis lines to contact:
- Crisis Text Line text HOME to 686868 to text with a trained Crisis Responder
- Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Crisis Line 780-482-HELP (4357)
- Crisis Services Canada call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645
- Kids Help Phone - national helpline for young people between the ages of 5 and 20. Call 1-800-668-6868
- Hope For Wellness Hotline - crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit 1-855-242-3310
- Alberta Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
- Dial 211 - access to a network of community, social and government-based services
Don't wait to ask for help. Reaching out is a healthy choice.