Firstly, if you have been physically injured, including by self harm or attempted suicide, please dial 911 and ask for immediate help.
If you feel that you are in imminent danger of suicide, of hurting yourself, or of hurting someone else, please dial 911 and ask for immediate help.
If you have witnessed another person suffer an injury in person or through remote means, please dial 911 and ask for immediate help.
If someone you know is in imminent risk of harm, please dial 911 and ask for immediate help.
Consider these links and information when you are safe from harm.
Please know you are not alone. These links are just a few connections to a huge community of supportive and helpful people. Why are there so many links? Because so many people care.
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Every one of us has unique needs, so if one link does not pan out, try and try again until you find the right one for you.
Campus Food Bank - https://campusfoodbank.com/clients
Safe House Program - https://www.ualberta.ca/provost/dean-of-students/projects-initiatives/safe-house.html
Indigenous Youth Housing Edmonton - http://ncsa.ca/programs/help-with-at-risk-youth/indigenous-youth-housing-first/
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing - https://www.alberta.ca/find-shelters.aspx
Alberta Council of Women's Shelters - https://acws.ca/
Pet Safekeeping - https://www.albertaspca.org/one-family-welfare/
Dial 211 - 24 hour help line - https://www.ab.211.ca/help/helplines/
Crisis Services Canada - https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
The Lifeline Canada Crisis Centre - https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/crisis-centres/canadian-crisis-centres/
Trans Lifeline - https://translifeline.org/hotline
Sexual Assault Help - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/sexual-assault-centre/virtual-drop-in-support.html
Sexual Assault Center of Edmonton - https://www.sace.ca
Saffron Centre - https://www.saffroncentre.com
Victims of Crime Services Directory - https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/victims-victimes/vsd-rsv/agencies-agences.aspx
Family Abuse - https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/dealing-family-abuse-how-get-help-and-stay-safe
Family Violence Information Line offers anonymous support from trained staff in over 170 languages. Call 310-1818 for assistance 24/7
The Today Centre - https://www.thetodaycentre.ca/
Trans Lifeline - https://translifeline.org/hotline
Healing In Colour BIPOC Mental Health Services - https://www.healingincolour.com/
Black Youth Helpline - https://blackyouth.ca/services/#how-to-access-our-services
Bullying - https://kidshelpphone.ca/topic/bullying-abuse/bullying
ACCESS Open Minds - https://accessopenminds.ca
Peer Support Network - https://www.su.ualberta.ca/services/psc/
Community Social Work Team - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/access-team/community-social-work/resources.html
Healthy Mind - Getting Help - https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/health-wellbeing/healthy-mind/getting-help.html
Mental Health Resources - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/counselling/resources/index.html
University Counseling and Clinical Services (CCS) - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/counselling/services.html
CCS Mental Health Workshops - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/counselling/workshops.html
University Access Outreach Team Mental Health Drop In Sessions - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/access-team/access-outreach/mental-health-support.html
WellTrack Self Help and MoodTrack Mental Health Phone App - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/wellness/welltrack.html
Edmonton Crisis Services - https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_communities/i-need-to-talk.aspx
Alberta Health Services Mental Health Helpline - https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=6810&serviceAtFacilityID=1047134
e-Mental Health Services Text Helpline - 24/7 - https://kidshelpphone.ca/need-help-now-text-us/
University Health Centre - On Campus Medical Care https://www.ualberta.ca/services/health-centre/index.html
Eating Disorders Screening Tool - https://anad.org/eating-disorder-screening-tool/
Addiction and Substance Use - https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/health-wellbeing/physical-health/substance-use-and-addiction.html
Last Door Addiction and Alcohol Treatment - https://lastdoor.org/edmonton-addiction-treatment-and-rehab-services/
Quit Smoking - https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/Pages/conditions.aspx?hwId=qtsmk
Alberta Quits - https://www.albertaquits.ca/
Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642 – for mental health advice 24/7
HealthLink: Call 811 – to find health care and get health advice 24/7
Suicide Prevention - https://11ofus.ca/have-the-conversationcx
Crisis Services Canada - Be Prepared to Provide Support - https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/someone-you-know-thinking-about-suicide/
LivingWorks Suicide Prevention Training - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/access-team/community-social-work/qpr.html
Helping Individuals at Risk - https://www.ualberta.ca/vice-president-finance/helping-individuals-at-risk-program/services.html
Community Helpers Program - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/access-team/community-social-work/community-helpers.html
Guide for Assisting Colleagues in Distress - https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/health-wellbeing/healthy-mind/assisting-colleagues-in-distress.html
Responding to a Disclosure of Sexual Assault - https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/sexual-assault-centre/responding.html
Training to Support Victims of Family Violence - https://www.thetodaycentre.ca/training
Department of Justice - https://justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/fv-vf/about-apropos.html
Gender based violence -
Exerpted from https://www.ualberta.ca/public-health/about/this-is-public-health/this-is-public-health-articles/2018/november/why-gender-based-violence-is-a-public-health-issues.html
If someone you know has experienced or is experiencing gender-based violence there are several things you can do to support them.
- Listen empathetically and with no judgement.
- Ask about their needs and concerns.
- Validate their experiences and what they are sharing with you. Show that you believe and understand them.
- Help them take steps to increase their safety.
- Help connect them with additional services.
- Be aware of your own safety and the safety of other people.
If you or someone you know is at imminent risk, call 911.