Everyone experiences stress and or challenges in their own way. It is completely natural to feel stress and concern during challenging  times. A person might have trouble sleeping, eating or paying attention. If these feelings are affecting day-to-day life, please ask for help. Getting help is a sign of strength. Below is a listing of Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health Resources available to you.

If you are in crisis, please contact the 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline (24 hours a day/7 days a week, bilingual) or the Distress Centre Ottawa and Region (24 hours a day/7 days a week, bilingual) at 613-238-3311.

For residents who would like to access French-only crisis support, please contact TAO Tel-Aide – 613-741-6433 or if outside Ottawa toll free at 1-800-567-9699.

If you (or your child) are experiencing thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, please call 9-1-1.

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