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Mental Health and Addictions Emergency or Crisis

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For Emergencies

For Emergency mental health and addictions help:

Call 911 

or 

Go to the IWK Health Centre Emergency Department or the emergency department closest to you.

A psychiatric emergency is when a person is in immediate danger to him/herself due to compromised thinking and/or judgement. A psychiatric emergency may require hospital-based treatment.

For Crisis Support

A mental health crisis does not necessarily require hospital-based care and can be supported in the community by a team of mental health care providers. Examples include thoughts of suicide, distorted or psychotic thinking, intense anxiety, depression or the inability to cope.

If you are experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis: 

Call 902.429.8167 or 1.888.429.8167 (toll-free) for the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team