top of page

Crisis Lines

Intro To Crisis Lines

Who can call a Crisis Lines?

Crisis lines are open to people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Translation is often available upon request. You do not have to be in crisis or suicidal to call. Calling a Crisis Line can be a good place to start when trying to sort out a problem. You can also be referred to other services or programs.


What is a Crisis?

A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. You may experience:

-Difficulty coping

-Extreme struggles

-Feelings of fear, failure, uncertainty, powerlessness, hopelessness, confusion,

-Hurt and sadness

-A sense of losing control

-Thoughts of suicide

-Headaches, muscle tension, chronic fatigue or other physical problems

-Changes in eating or sleeping habits

-Isolating yourself

-Difficulty concentrating

-Anger and other mood swings

-Alcohol or drug problems

-Loneliness, anxiety, depression or any other kind of struggle


What can I talk about on the Crisis Lines?

Crisis Lines are open to anyone who needs help, about any issue.

What can I expect when I call?

The counsellors will help you understand your problem and provide support. They will help you find new ways of coping and understand your own personal strengths and values. They will treat you with compassion and will not judge you. The counsellors can also refer you to other specialists and resources. You will likely be asked whether you are having any thoughts of suicide. This is a standard question for a crisis line call.

Are calls confidential?

Yes. Crisis lines do their best to respect privacy and maintaining confidentiality. Counsellors may ask for your first name and other personal information to help them understand your needs better and help you, but you do not have to provide your name if you don’t want to.

Please Note:

One of the main goals of crisis lines is to prevent harm to anyone. That being said, confidentiality is breached in very rare circumstances. If it is believed that someone is in danger,

information may need to be shared with another service in order to keep them safe ( your life, or the life/safety of someone else is at imminent risk and safety is not assured) If someone is having thoughts of suicide every effort will be made not to contact police. Crisis lines are meant to be a safe space to discuss thoughts and feelings about suicide and other difficult topics.

Crisis Support Lines

Canada Child Abuse Hotline

Hours: 24/7

Phone or Text: 1-800-422-4453

Website: (live chat)


Crisis Chat Line - online counselling support

Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-9pm



First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

Hours: 24/7

Toll Free: 1‑855‑242-3310

Website: (online counselling)

*Counselling available in English and French - upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut

Genesis House Crisis Line

Hours: 24/7

Phone: 1-877-977-0007

*crisis line for anyone experiencing abuse

Human Trafficking Hotline/ The Line

Hours: 24/7

Toll Free: 1-844-333-2211

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority Crisis Lines

24 hour Crisis Line: 204-482-5419 or 1-866-427-8628

Mobile Crisis Services: 204-482-5376 or 1-877-499-8770

Adults 2:00 pm – 2:00 am

Youth 17 and under 1:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Crisis Stabilization Unit: 204-482-5361 or 1-888-482-5361

Kids Help Phone

Hours: 24/7

Phone: 1-800-668-6868


Text: Text CONNECT to 686868

*The first few texts you receive will be automated messages from Kids Help Phone giving you more information about the service and our Privacy Policy.

After that, you’ll be connected to a volunteer crisis responder who can talk to you about any issue — big or small. You can end the conversation at any time by texting the word STOP.


I don’t have a phone. Can I still call?

Yes! You can use other technology to call a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7.

To call Kids Help Phone without a phone, you’ll need:

- a computer

- speakers/headphones and a microphone OR a headset

- a reliable Internet connection

- a quiet, private place within Canada to have a conversation

- access to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service you trust (eg. Google Voice via Google Hangouts)


Klinic Crisis Line

Hours: 24/7

Phone: (204) 786-8686

Toll free: 1-888-322-3019


*If you are having thoughts of suicide, we will make every effort NOT to call police. Because suicide is often a taboo topic, we want to be a safe place to discuss thoughts and feelings about suicide. We work from the assumption that if people are reaching out, they usually have some hope or some part of them that may want to live. We only have a responsibility to intervene if someone is at immediate risk of killing themselves, is threatening someone else or we are concerned for the welfare of a child. We do our best to work with callers around all possible options before calling police.

Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line

Hours: 24/7

Phone: 1-888-292-7565


Manitoba Addictions Helpline

Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Phone: 1-855-662-6605

Address: River Point Centre - 146 Magnus Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services

Hours: 24/7

Toll free: 1-866-367-3276

Website: - online counselling (hours Mon-Fri 10 am to 9 pm)

Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line

Hours: 24/7

Toll free Phone: 1-877-435-7170



Northern Health Region Crisis Lines

Hours: 12:00pm – 12:00am, 7 days/week

Thompson Youth (17 and under) Mobile Crisis Team: 204-778-1472 or toll-free 1-866-242-1571

Hope North Crisis Response: 204-778-9977, Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30


Post-Partum Depression Texting Line

Hours: 9am-9pm daily

Number: 204-391-5983

Prairie Mountain Health Region Crisis Lines

Crisis - South District (formerly Brandon, Assiniboine)

Hours: 24/7

Adult Crisis Line: 1-888-379-7699

Youth Under 18 Crisis Line: 1-866-403-5459

Crisis Stabilization Unit: 1-855-222-6011 or 204-727-2555

Mobile Crisis Services: 204-725-4411

Crisis - North District (former Parkland)

Adult and Youth Crisis Line: 1-866-332-3030

Sexual Assault Crisis Program

Hours: 24/7

Phone: (204) 786-8631

Toll free: 1-888-292-7565

Southern Health-Santé Sud Crisis Lines

Hours: 24/7

Phone: 1-888-617-7715


Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (including Churchill) Crisis Lines

Hours: 24/7

Crisis Response Centre

817 Bannatyne, Winnipeg; attend in person

Adult Mobile Crisis Service


Crisis Stabilization Unit

204-940-3633 (press 2)

Youth Mobile Crisis Team



bottom of page