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SJHH / Contact/ Mental Health Crisis

Mental Health Support and Resources

Are you having a mental health crisis?

  • If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • Call or text 9-8-8, is for anyone in Canada who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know. For more information about 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline, visit (previously known as Crisis Services Canada Line).

  • Call the 24 hours Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at

  • Go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

Non crisis support and resources

  • Call your family physician.

  • Access mental health resources and support here.

  • Click here to view and download a one-pager reference of resources for family/caregivers of people living with mental illness or addiction.
  • Caring for a loved one struggling with mental illness or addiction issues can bring unique challenges for family members and friends, click here for support and information through the St. Joe's Family Resource Centre.

  • Click here for a Guide for People and Families Struggling with Suicide.

  • Click here for the specific clinics and services offered as part of the extensive range of mental health and addiction programs at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.