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Caregivers remember, it’s incredibly important to take the time to ensure you have the right resources to support you while you support someone else.

Here are a few Canadian organizations dedicated to providing information and support to people living with bipolar I disorder:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) arrow right circle

National association committed to providing free information, support services, connecting patient through support groups, meetings, and more.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) arrow right circle

Nationwide organization promoting mental health and supporting people recovering from mental illness and their caregivers.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) arrow right circle

Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, which conducts ground-breaking research, provides expert training to healthcare professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government.

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Please note: This list is provided as a resource for caregivers and does not constitute an endorsement of any particular organization.

If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of death or suicide, call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645, or call 911 immediately.

For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Pour les résidents du Québec, composez le 1 866 APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

The Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text.

You can also contact a medical professional, loved one, friend, or hospital emergency room.

Services Available Across Canada

All of Ontario

ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Service
Crisis Chat (2 PM—2 AM ET): www.dcontario.org/ontx.html
Crisis Text (2 PM—2 AM ET): 258258

If you need assistance locating long-term mental health resources, talking through a problem, or exploring mental health treatment options, call 211 to speak with a live person who can help.

Toll-free: 1-877-330-3213

Web chat: www.211.org/get-help/mental-health

BC Interior
Interior Crisis Line Network
Crisis Chat (5 PM—9PM PT) interiorcrisisline.com

Coastal Region
Vancouver Crisis Centre
Crisis Chat (12 PM—1 AM PT): crisiscentrechat.ca

Northern BC
Northern BC Crisis Centre
Crisis Chat (4 PM—10 PM PT): www.crisis-centre.ca
Youth Support: (250) 564-8336

Vancouver Island
Vancouver Island Crisis Line & Chat
Crisis Chat (6 PM—10 PM PT): www.vicrisis.ca
Crisis Text: (250) 800-3806

Calgary & Area
Distress Centre Calgary
Crisis Chat Support (Starting at 3 PM MST): www.distresscentre.com
Crisis Text & Chat Support (Starting at 3 PM MST): www.calgaryconnecteen.com

Wood’s Homes
Crisis Text & Chat Support (9 AM—10 PM MST): www.woodshomes.ca

All of Manitoba
MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services (M-F 10 AM—9 PM CT):
and Online crisis chat: www.supportline.ca
Phone: 1-866-367-3276

All of Canada
Kids Help Phone
Text Services: Text “CONNECT” to 686868 (children and youth)

Youthspace.ca (NEED2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support)
Youth Chat (6 PM—12 AM PT): www.youthspace.ca
Youth Text (6 PM—12 AM PT): (778) 783-0177

This website is intended for Canadian residents only and is not intended to give medical advice. Always talk to your own healthcare professional about your condition.


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