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Sexual Assault of Edmonton (SACE) provides free and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are...


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


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Our support & information line is available to anyone who has been affected by any form of sexual violence. Our services are...


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Our 24/7 Crisis and Shelter Intake Line is a safe place for anyone to call. Whether you are navigating domestic abuse or...


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Concerned about a loved one's mental health? Contact a hotline in Alberta, Canada for guidance.

Watching a loved one experience what resembles an emotional crisis can be hard. It's normal to be worried and to wonder how and whether you can help. There are 10 hotlines in Alberta, Canada that you can contact for free advice, if your loved one is experiencing any of the following:

  • They are easily startled.
  • They have started using substances like alcohol or drugs more often.
  • They have become more withdrawn.
  • They have mentioned that they have the intention to hurt someone else.
  • You don’t hear from for days or weeks, when you used to hear from them often.
  • They have stopped caring about their physical appearance.
  • They have suddenly lost or gained a lot of weight.
  • They are seeing or hearing things that are not really there.

If you've noticed a change in a loved one's attitude or behavior, it can be scary. It's normal to feel worried and unsure about what you can do to help. Simply being there for your loved one, even in small ways, can be extremely valuable.

If you contact a hotline in Alberta, Canada, you'll be connected to a knowledgeable volunteer, peer or counselor who can help. They can talk you through different ways of supporting a loved one and provide you with referrals if needed. They can also help you find ways to cope with your own distress.


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