Where Can I Get Help?
On this page you will find information about who to contact during an emergency, as well as a calendar of support groups on the North Shore.
If you or someone in your care are having a mental health or substance use crisis:
- Call 911 or go to your local hospital’s emergency room
- Call the Mental Health Support Line at 310-6789 or the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) for confidential, non-judgmental and free support available 24/7
Our elders are a valuable and essential resource in our community. Elders can instill a sense of history and they can provide a deep and meaningful perspective on individual issues and social problems. Many services, agencies and organizations, even schools, utilize the role of elders to provide support to clients who may not have a family member that naturally fills that role. Within Aboriginal and First Nations cultures, an elder may conduct prayer, smudging and sweet grass ceremonies and can provide guidance.
Do you have an elder in your life you can turn to? What types of conversations are you comfortable having with an older person?
More Indigenous resources and services: