Other People's Problems

If you want to talk to someone, here's a list of resources that might help

National crisis hotlines and other resources

National crisis hotlines and other resources

(Evan Aagaard/CBC)

Therapy is a uniquely personal journey that not everyone can afford. The CBC podcast Other People's Problems glimpses into the private therapy sessions of eight people with their long-term counselor Hillary McBride.

With McBride's guidance they confront a variety of issues, from childhood trauma and break-ups to sexuality in marriage and anxiety management.

There are many different types of therapies and therapists. If you want to talk to someone, below is a list of resources that you might want to check out

Also, if you have access to a family doctor you can talk to or have an Employee Assistance Program at work, those are good places to start your search. 

National resources for information about mental health and therapy

Psychology Today

Canadian Mental Health Association

  • 416-646-5557

Canadian Psychological Association

  • 1-888-472-0657

Mental Health Commission

  • 613-683-3755

eMental Health

Government of Canada

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

  • 204-784-4073

National Crisis Hotlines

Talk Suicide Canada

  • If you're having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about someone else, Talk Suicide is here to listen. Connect to a crisis responder for help in English or French without judgment. Call 1-833-456-4566 toll-free, any time – or text 45645 from 4 p.m. to midnight ET.

Canada Drug Rehab Addiction Services Directory

  • 1-866-462-6362

Centre for Suicide Prevention

  • 1-833-456-4566

Crisis Services Canada

  • 1-833-456-4566, or text 45645

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

  • 1‑855‑242-3310

Kids Help Phone

  • 1-800-668-6868

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

  • 1-866-633-4220

Native Youth Crisis Hotline

  • 1-877-209-1266

Resources by province

British Columbia

Adlerian Psychology Association of B.C.

  • 604-742-1818

B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors

  • ​1-800-909-6303

British Columbia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Crisis Centre

  • 1-800-784-2433

Canadian Mental Health Association - British Columbia Division

  • 1-800-555-8222


Psychologists's Association of Alberta

  • 1-888-424-0297 

Alberta Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Distress Centre

  • 403-266-4357

Canadian Mental Health Association - Alberta Division

  • 780-482-6576


Psychology Association of Saskatchewan 

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

  • 306-352-1699

Saskatchewan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service

  • 306-933-6200

Canadian Mental Health Association - Saskatchewan Division

  • 1-800-461-5483


Manitoba Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

Manitoba Psychological Society

  • 204-488-7398

Manitoba Crisis Line

  • 1-888-322-3019

Canadian Mental Health Association - Manitoba Division

  • 204-982-6100


Ontario Society of Psychotherapists

  • 416-923-4050

Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

Ontario Psychological Association

Ontario Mental Health Helpline

  • 1-866-531-2600

Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario Division

  • 416-977-5580


Association des psychothérapeutes psychanalytiques du Québec

Ordre des psychologues du Québec

Action on Mental Illness


Centre de Prevention du Suicide de Quebec


Newfoundland and Labrador

Association of Psychology in Newfoundland Labrador 

Newfoundland and Labrador Counsellors' and Psychologists' Association

Mobile Crisis Response Team


Canadian Mental Health Association - Newfoundland and Labrador Division


New Brunswick

College of Psychologists New Brunswick

Chimo Helpline

  • 1-800-667-5005

Canadian Mental Health Association - New Brunswick Division

  • 506-455-5231

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Counselling Association

Family Service PEI

  • 1-866-892-2441

The Island Helpline

  • 1-800-218-2885

Canadian Mental Health Association - Prince Edward Island Division

  • 902-566-3034

Nova Scotia

Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia

  • 902-422-9183

Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselling Association

  • 1-866-588-5954

Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists

  • 902-225-7531

Capital Health - Mental Health Mobile Crisis

  • 1-888-429-8167

Canadian Mental Health Association - Nova Scotia Division

  • 1-888-429-8167

Resources by territory 


Yukon Distress and Support Line

  • 1-844-533-3030

Yukon Health and Social Services

  • 1-800-667-8346

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Help Line

  • 1-867-767-9061


Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line

  • 1-800-265-3333