Thinking of suicide?  Contact 9-8-8 suicide Crisis Helpline. Call 9-8-8 or Text 9-8-8 (24/7) 
Farmers – your mental health matters.  Call the Farmers’ Wellness Initiative Help Line at 1-866-267-6255
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Crisis & Support Lines

If you or someone you know needs support, help is available – there are people who will be there for you without judgement. Listed below are various support lines available to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If this is an emergency, or you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department. 

If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, call or text 9-8-8. Trained responders will listen to you and provide support with compassion, providing a safe space for you to talk.

  • Call 9-8-8 (toll-free)
  • Text 9-8-8

If young people need help right now, they can text a trained, volunteer crisis responder at Kids Help Phone about anything they’re going through. Prefer to call someone to talk about what’s on your mind? Call Kids Help Phone to reach a professional counsellor.

211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.

  • Call 2-1-1
  • Text 2-1-1

If you or your children are in danger, help is only a phone call away. Women and children can call our crisis line anytime.

  • Call 519-371-1600 (toll-free 1-800-265-3722)
  • Text 226-974-0755

We understand the challenges farmers are facing and the stress that comes with it. If you or someone you care about needs help, call the Farmers’ Wellness Initiative Help Line – from the tractor, the barn, or from the house at the end of a long day.

  • Call 1-866-267-6255

Whether you prefer to talk to someone on the phone or online, we’re here to support you anytime. Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada.

Calls to Women’s House are always answered by a trained, supportive counsellor 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Counselling by phone and appropriate referrals are given to callers in an effort to help women in crisis obtain the best possible service from whatever their location.

  • Call 519-396-9655 
  • Toll free 1-800-265-3026 (Available in the 519 area code)

Westover counsellors are available 24 hours a day to all Ontario residents via phone for crisis, counselling, intervention, and information on community services. 
Services include:

  • Crisis intervention and screening for residential withdrawal management. 
  • Call Addiction Assistance Services at 1-800-721-3232.

Local Resources

Explore a variety of mental health resources available to the Grey Bruce community, offering support and assistance to those affected by mental health and addiction issues.

CMHA Grey Bruce 519-371-3642 ext. 3212 I

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Grey Bruce offers many programs and services to assist those who live with or are impacted by mental health and/or addiction(s). Program details can be found on our website or by calling our Central Intake line.

Brightshores Health System, Mental Health & Addictions 519-376-3303 I

Brightshores Mental Health & Addictions Department provides short and long term mental health support for clients across the Grey Bruce region, including a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. For assistance in navigating the supports available, call our Navigation Line, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Keystone Child, Youth & Family Services 519-371-4773 I

With a focus on youth and family engagement, Keystone provides compassionate, responsible services for children, youth, and families through customized, multi-disciplinary programming for children and youth ages 0-17.

Grey Bruce Navigation Line 1-844-806-3093 I

For assistance in navigating health or social services in the Grey Bruce area, call the Grey Bruce Ontario Health Team Navigation Line.

Safe ‘n Sound 519-470-7233 I

Operates The Space (310 8th Street East, Owen Sound) – a community where participants (at risk of homelessness and the homeless) can access basic needs, support, advocacy and referral.

One Stop Talk 1-855-416-8255 I

Free, confidential service that lets children and youth ages 0-17 years call or connect online from anywhere in Ontario for brief mental health services.

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