Mental Wellness and Addictions Recovery

Help Lines

Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868

If you are a young person, and you need someone to talk to, you can call the Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

Texting and online chat options are also available.

  • To text with counsellor, text the word CONNECT to 686868 
  • To live chat, visit and click the “chat” button OR download the Always There app.

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The Kids Help Phone has also expanded their services to include an adult texting service. Text the word WELLNESS to 741741.

988 – Suicide Crisis Helpline

988 Suicide Crisis Helpline. A safe space to talk, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Helpline – 811

811 Helpline responders are registered nurses who can also assist you with concerns related to mental wellness and addictions recovery. Our nurses are trained in a variety of areas, including stress management, suicidal thoughts, abuse, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, and substance use. Call us at 811 or 1-844-259-1793. Our services are available in English and French, with translation services provided for all official languages of the NWT. Your comfort is important, which is why this service remains 100% free and confidential.

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Quitline – 811

Looking to quit smoking or vaping? 811 Quitline responders are here to help you on your journey to a healthier life. Call us at 811 or 1-844-259-1793 for personalized assistance and resources to help you quit for good. Our nurses are trained to support you through your quit planning, provide follow-up calls to keep you on track and answer any questions you may have.

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