Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced abuse? Are you contemplating suicide? Now is the time to talk about it. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can call the Distress Line at any hour of the day and someone will take as much time as you need to talk through it together.
We have put together a list of resources for you, if you or someone you know needs them:
- Edmonton: 780-482-HELP (4357)
- If you’re outside of the greater Edmonton region, call the Rural Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288.
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
- Online Crisis Chat: http://edmonton.cmha.ca/programs_services/online-crisis-chat/#.WBkPa_krI2w
Why do people call Distress Lines? People call the Distress Line when they need someone to listen. Callers may be experiencing crisis or distress for a number of reasons: relationship troubles, mental health concerns and financial issues are examples of things that our callers typically reach out about. Some of our callers may be at a point where they are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are trying to cope with an abusive or violent situation. No matter what type of issue a person is dealing with, the Distress Line is there to listen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year.