Northwest Territories

Don’t give up. You are not alone.

On this page, we have listed several resources in this community which are there to care for you. This list is not exhaustive, but it can serve as a bridge to help. It was collected in honor of your story and the stories of people around you. We encourage you to remember your journey is unique—and that every step forward is worth it.

Local

NWT Helpline
(800) 661-0844
24/hr crisis line offering assistance with mental health emergencies and general concerns.

National

Canadian Mental Health Crisis Line
(888) 353-2273

Crisis Society Mental Health Line
310-6789 (no area code needed)

24-Hour Crisis Line
(403) 266-HELP (toll free)

Mental Health Help Line
(877) 303-2642 (toll free)

911 AND ANY LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM ARE ALSO GREAT RESOURCES IN TIMES OF CRISIS.

Local Treatment Resources

To obtain more local mental health referrals in Northwest Territories, dial 211 or visit 211.org.

Community Mental Health and Adult Services*
yhssa.hss.gov.nt.ca/social-services/mental-health
Jan Stirling Building, 4702 Franklin Avenue
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N5
(867) 873-7042

* Clinics or counselors that offer low-to-no cost counseling services or a sliding scale fee

Support Groups

There are support groups that exist for a variety of struggles in addition to these listed here.

Alcoholics Anonymous
AA.org
Area78.org
(867) 444-4230

Narcotics Anonymous
NA.org
canaacna.org/

Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon.AlaTeen.org

Nar-Anon Family Groups
NarAnon.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association
CMHA.ca/
CMHA.ca

(416) 646-5557
Offers support groups and resources for families and individuals struggling with mental health.

In The Rooms
InTheRooms.com
Free worldwide directory of anonymous 12-step meetings for those seeking help or in recovery, as well as friends and family of people in recovery