The IPAC team has compiled a list of external resources which you may find helpful. Below is a list of general mental health resources for Indigenous people. More specific resources can be found in the underlying subpages as they relate to the different membership levels within IPAC.
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If you are in an emergency, or feel that you or someone else is at risk of harm, please call 911 right away.
|General Indigenous Mental Health Resources|
|Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre||Confidential, non-judgemental, free emotional support for people experiencing feeling of distress or despairm including feelings which may lead to suicide.||24/7||Call (604)872-3311|
|KUU-US Crisis Line Society||Works and operates on the unceded territory of Tseshat and Hupacasath.||24/7||Adults/Elders (250)723-4050
Toll Free 1(800)588-8717
Chat and text support at kuu-uscrisisline.com
|Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS)||Canada-wide. Provides emotional support or assistance.||24/7||Call 1(866)925-4419|
|NWAC Elder Support Line||Canada-wide.||Mon to Fri
9am-11am & 1pm-pm EST
|First Nations, Métis & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line||Canada-wide. If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk. Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Available in all Nunavut languages.||24/7||Call 1(855)242-3310
Chat with a counsellor at hopeforwellness.ca
|The Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line||Available in Inuktitut and English.||24/7||Call (867)979-3333
Toll Free 1(800)265-3333
|Métis Crisis Line||A service of Métis Nation British Columbia||24/7||Call 1(833)MétisBC|
|First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day||Provides virtual health care and referral support for people who do not have a doctor or are unable to get an appointment. It is for all First Nations people living in BC and their family members, including family members who are not Indigenous. Call to book an appointment.||Doctors available by video or phone daily from 8:30am-4:30pm PST||Call 1(855)344-3800
Learn more at https://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/ehealth/virtual-doctor-of-the-day
|Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society||Provides confidential outreach services such as counselling, cultural supports and personal wellness programs.||Toll Free 1(888)403-3123|
|Crisis Text Line (powered by Kids Help Phone)||Provides anyone, in any type of crisis, access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Not age restrictive. Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit Crisis Responders can be made available.||24/7||Text HOME to 686868 from Canada, anytime, about any type of crisis|