Band Together

Crisis Help

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a crisis and need immediate help, please contact the appropriate EMERGENCY RESOURCES listed below as soon as possible.

Canadian Distress Line: 1-877-303-2642

This Edmonton based 24-hour crisis line provides immediate support and can refer to other agencies if needed. Call now if you or someone you know is in crisis: contemplating suicide, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing abuse.

American Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can reach our 24-hour help line. Trained crisis workers will listen to you and direct you to the resources you need.

Canadian Suicide Prevention: 1-833-456-4566

The new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) by Crisis Services Canada enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support by phone 24/7 in English or French. The Lifeline services are also available as an app.

American Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Canadian Crisis Text Line

If you live in Canada, text 686-868 to communicate with a trained Crisis Responder. You are immediately connected with a real life person who will help calm you down.

American Crisis Text Line

If you live in the USA, text 741-741 to receive support via text message from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

211 for Resources

Not sure who to call? 211’s telephone line and online directory helps deal with life’s challenges. The service connects users with vital community and social resources, close to home and specific to their needs. From basic needs like housing and food, to support for seniors and children, to responding to crisis situations, 211 is there.

911 Emergency

911 emergency is when someone needs help right away because of an injury or an immediate danger. 

SHARE YOUR STORY

A place to anonymously share your mental and emotional health journey in order to break through fear, shame and isolation. You can also read the stories of others. There is significant healing in taking the vulnerable step to share your experience and put words to the journey you have walked. All stories are received and posted anonymously.

WEAR YOUR STORY

Band Together bracelets give you a tangible reminder that you are never alone in your struggles and that at your core, you are an overcomer. The bracelets were created with significant intention, right from the design including three white beads to the colours of the beads themselves. Wear your band with purpose and for solidarity – you are never alone!

GET CONNECTED

A place to dive deeper into conversation and content to help support you in your mental health journey. Our podcast, blog post and community forums offer a place for you to connect with others who are facing similar struggles. We want you to experience authentic connection with the Band Together Community and receive support as you pursue your mental and emotional health.

BAND TOGETHER PODCAST

A podcast focused on breaking the silence and bringing hope to the Mental Health Community. Join us weekly for captivating interviews with experts in their fields as well as members of our community. This raw, authentic and thought provoking content is meant to support and encourage on your path to positive mental health.

BAND TOGETHER BLOG

Weekly thought provoking and informative blog content from contributors including a mindfulness expert, counsellor, dietician as well as our community. We have partnered with a diverse group of blog contributors including counsellors, a family and marriage therapist, a mindfulness and meditation expert as well as members of our community. Read up on a variety of topics or use the keyword search to find topics of interest.