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Community Resource Team-Wood's Homes provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat....


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Connecteen provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We help...


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Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) provides 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals...


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24 hours, 7 days a week telephone support for people who are in distress and require support, intervention and/or information...


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Dr Margaret Savage Crisis Centre is a 24/7 helpline is a free and confidential service available to everyone. Our Crisis...


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Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line (Edmonton) provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone...


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Reach out to a self-harm helpline in Alberta, Canada today.

It can be hard to control the urge to intentionally harm yourself, especially if hurting yourself helps release intense negative emotions. However, it’s important to get help when you’re ready because self-harm carries risks. There are 10 hotlines in Alberta, Canada that can help. Reach out if you experience the following:

  • Feeling like you need a physical release for your emotions
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)
  • Feeling like your head is spinning with thoughts and there's no other option to make it stop
  • Feeling the need to escape or numb your feelings
  • Feeling drawn to sharp objects, or items you could harm yourself with
  • Feeling like you need an outlet to channel your painful emotions
  • Coming up with excuses and ways to explain self-inflicted injuries
  • Looking for a way to escape the emotional pain

"Many people have thought about self-harm or are currently using self-harm as a way to cope with their feelings. It may not feel like it, but you are not alone. Lots of people find it hard to manage overwhelming negative emotions. "

If you tend to hold things inside, talking to someone about your feelings can feel scary. However, trained helpline counselors and volunteers can help put you at ease. You can call a supporter in Alberta, Canada when you have the urge to self-harm and they can talk you through your emotions.

If you think you might need support with self harm today, consider contacting a helpline in Alberta, Canada for free, confidential help.


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