If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, there is help and there is hope. Call or text 9-8-8 toll free, any time — lines are open 24/7/365. To learn more about 9-8-8 visit their website.

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211 Nova Scotia

Confidential information and referral service for community and social services available across the province.
Available 24/7


Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team (MHMCT)

Provides crisis support for children, youth, and adults experiencing an immediate mental health crisis, including thoughts of suicide.

Available 24/4


1-888-429-8167 (Toll Free)

MHMCT Webpage

Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia (CMHA NS) Division

Dedicated to promoting the mental health of all Nova Scotians through advocacy, education, research and service. Also offers general mental health information and resource referral. To find a branch near you please contact us.
1-877-466-6606 (Toll Free)

Hours: Monday–Friday | 830 am – 430 pm |


Grief And Bereavement Support:

Our Survivors of Suicide Loss package has many contacts for grief and bereavement support groups throughout different communities in Nova Scotia

Below are more resources to help Nova Scotians deal with their grief & bereavement

Nova Scotia Health Authority Bereavement Support

Helps support the friends and families of patients who are admitted to palliative care. If you need help, a listening ear or would like more information please contact:

Grief & Bereavement Services Contact:
T: 902-473-1622
E: [email protected]

Dartmouth General Hospital Grief Support Group

Group support for anyone who has lost a loved one in the past year.


Hospice Society of Greater Halifax Bereavement Support Group

Trained facilitators guide discussion and provide information about loss and grief.



GriefShare Dartmouth

An ongoing weekly support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them

(902) 435-1456

Older Adults:

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

Offers assistance by providing information, resources, education and support.
T: 902-422-7961 or 1-800-611-6345 (Toll Free Within NS)
F: 902-422-7971
E: [email protected]


Newcomers to Nova Scotia:

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

ISANS recognizes the key role of immigrants in Canadian society. They work with newcomers to help them build a future in Canada. ISANS provides a wide range of services to immigrants, from refugee resettlement to professional programs, from family counselling to English in the Workplace.
Hours: Monday–Friday | 830am – 430pm


Youth & Young Adults:

HRM University Supports

Shifting the culture of how youth and their families transition from pediatric to adult-based mental health services and supporting collaborative pathways between universities and mental health and addiction services when needed.
For more information, contact Deborah Phillips at [email protected]
To view the new Indigenous Health and Safety page, please click here.


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