If this is an emergency call 911.
If you are in distress, we recommend the following resources:
The Distress Centre has a 24-7 crisis hotline and an online chat.
Crisis Services Canada has a 24-7 suicide prevention and support hotline, an online chat, and provides text message support.
CCASA (Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse) has a toll-free support hotline, an online chat, and provides text message support.
Hope for Wellness is a 24-7 crisis line and online chat service for Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Wood’s Homes has a 24-7 crisis hotline and a text and livechat service from 9 AM – 10 PM for children and families.
Walk-in Counselling Services
The following Calgary resources provide single session, walk in counselling at no cost:
Eastside Family Centre
Northgate Village Mall
255 – 495 36 Street NE
Open Monday – Saturday
Mental Health Walk In
South Calgary Health Centre
31 Sunpark Plaza SE
Open Monday – Friday
Support for Youth
We specialize in supporting clients who are 16 years of age and older at Synthesis Psychology, but recommend the following resources for youth:
Kids Help Phone has phone, live chat, and text crisis lines available 24-7 for children and youth.
Family and Community Resource Centre (FCRC) provides information and support to youth and families in Calgary.
211 Alberta provides a 24-7 information and referral service, in over 200 languages, to community, social, health and government services.
Alberta Family Violence Prevention Services has a 24-7 hotline with information in more than 170 languages, and the website contains links to family violence related services and supports.
Mental Health Commission of Canada lists resources and information related to mental health, substance abuse, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, self-harm, and eating disorders.
The Government of Canada has a list of programs, services, and links supporting First Nations and Inuit mental health and wellness.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society provides services and resources for immigrants, refugees, and temporary foreign workers and their families.
The Lifeline Canada Foundation has an extensive list of resources supporting the LGBTQ community.