What is mental health? Mental health has multiple meanings and everyone’s experience is different. It affects our mental, emotional and social well being along with how we act, think and feel. Our mental health guides how we make decisions, and manage stress. Trying to navigate the pandemic and the added stressors on top of daily life, has been another challenge for our well being. It can be hard to talk about these challenges, and to ask for help!
We have put together a list of resources to help connect you to supports to manage your mental health.
24 Hour Telephone Supports
24 Hour Mobile Crisis – 306 933 6200
A crisis may include:
- Suicidal feelings, thoughts or plans
- Child abuse and neglect (when the Ministry of Social Services – Child Protection is closed)
- Marriage and family problems
- Overwhelming emotions
- Relapse of mental illness
- Problems with drug and alcohol use and abuse
- Worries about safety
- Older adults/seniors in distress
24 Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line – 306 244 2244
Calling the Crisis Line will connect you with a trained professional who will talk with you about anything from nightmares to flashbacks to recent assaults. They will provide information, referrals, and supports.
Canada Suicide Prevention Service – 1 -833 456 4566 / Text 45645 (Texting is available 4pm – midnight)
Saskatchewan Health Line – 8-1-1
HealthLine 811 is a confidential, 24-hour health information and support telephone line. Services are offered in English, with translation available in over 100 languages. It is staffed by experienced and specially trained registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and registered social workers who can provided mental health and addictions advice.
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line – 1–866–925–4419
Access to emotional and crisis services such as:
- Cultural Support
- Emotional Support
- Professional Counselling
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 1 855 242 3310
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Phone and chat counselling is available in:
Option for online chat: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca
Kids Help Phone – 1 800 668 6868 / Text: 686868 / Facebook Messenger chat.
Offers professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support
Call 2-1-1, text 2-1-1 or go online to chat with trained professionals to help find and navigate services they need. Over 175 languages, including 17 Indigenous languages, are available over the phone.
**If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 !
Phone, Virtual and In-person Counselling Supports by Appointment
Family Service Saskatoon – 306 244 0127
Family Service Saskatoon can provide more information and pre-book you with an appointment at the following locations:
- Family Service Saskatoon
- West Winds Primary Health Clinic
- Prairie Harm Reduction
- Axiom Career College
- Bravo Dance Co
Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan – 1-877-652-8951
Offers both virtual and telephone counselling for Saskatchewan residents
Catholic Family Services – 306 244 7733
Offers virtual, telephone and in-person counselling
Do you have a resource to add to the list? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!