At risk for developing a mental illness and need help

tools and resources

Explore the following tools and resources if you are in distress and need help.
Seek care.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

Need to talk? Access helpline telephone numbers below.

211 NB contains online resources for mental health/addictions.  Choose from a variety of Mental Health and Additions services including addiction support, community mental health services, distress lines, and youth mental health.

Phone 211 anytime to speak to an agent or e-mail

Tele-Care 811 is a free and confidential provincial health information and advice line available to all New Brunswickers. By dialing 811 at any time of the day or night, you will gain access to bilingual intake navigators and registered nurses, who will help you find health information and services, discuss symptoms, and recommend whether you should be seen by a provider. Tele-Care 811 does not take the place of 911 or your local Emergency department for urgent concerns.

Use the Symptom Checker to learn how serious your symptoms are, if healthcare is needed, and the steps to take that may help relieve your symptoms.

Chimo Helpline is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick. Chimo is an Inuit word that means friendship.

Need to talk? Phone 1-800-667-5005 toll-free to reach a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to resources in the province of N.B. in a caring, confidential manner.

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help youth aged 15+, adults, and seniors manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach or through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

An online resource designed to support mental wellness to include online programs, information, and resources for youth and adults. 

Select your province to start navigating.  You can choose a pathway to adult resources or a pathway to youth resources.  The adult pathway is broken down into a service directory, knowledge centre, and get inspired as well as a mood meter.  The youth pathway also includes a service directory, info booth, and your space with a mood meter.

Use the service directory to reach out for help.

The College of Psychologists of New Brunswick was formed to ensure all people in New Brunswick have access to high quality psychological services.   The Finding a psychologist feature of the website will help you find the right psychologist for you.  To do this, select your criteria in each of the categories to obtain a list of licensed psychologists based on your chosen criteria.  There may be a fee associated with the services.  Discuss the terms before seeking treatment.  You may want to consider if the psychologist has a background in agriculture to save time and money during consultation or therapy sessions. 

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