Although we are open every night during the fall and winter semesters (including exams), we are closed during the winter break and over the summer months. Additionally, we recognize that Nightline might not be best suited to meet everyone’s needs. Here are some other Montreal phone lines, online chatting services, and useful websites which specialize in different areas.
We encourage you to call 911, or go to the nearest hospital, if you feel you are about to hurt yourself, or someone else.
Suicide Action Montreal: 1-866-277-3553
Suicide, anxiety, grief, and more. Available 24/7. Bilingual.
Info Sante: 811
Non-urgent health questions. Available 24/7. Bilingual.
SACOMSS: 514 398-8500
A confidential, non-judgmental sexual assault helpline. Available Monday-Friday between noon and midnight. English.
Tel Aide: 514 935-1101
Anonymous and confidential listening service. Available 24/7. Bilingual.
Project 10 Listening Line: 514 989-4585
Anonymous listening line for LGBTQ+ youth and the wider community.
Available Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 to 6 pm, and Thursday from 1:30 to 6 pm.
Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 514 527-2626 Montreal area, 1-800-265-2626 throughout the province
Anonymous and confidential. Available 24/7. Bilingual.
Gambling Helpline: 514 527-0140 Montréal area, 1 800 461-0140 throughout the province
Confidential. Available 24/7. Bilingual.
Referral Helpline for Seniors: 514 527-0007
Confidential. Available Monday to Friday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Bilingual.
Elder Abuse Helpline: 1 888-489-ABUS (2287)
Professionals who can offer a listening ear, information, support, telephone crisis intervention and counselling for seniors and the people close to them. Depending on the situation and the caller’s consent, referrals may be provided to the appropriate resources.
Available 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. Bilingual.
Revivre: 1 866 REVIVRE (738-4873)
Anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder toll-free support line. Available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Bilingual.
Écoute Entraide: 514 278-2130 (français)
Anonymous and confidential support line for mental health and more. Available 8 am to midnight, 7 days a week. French only.
Interligne: 514 866-0103 and 1 888 505-1010 for text messaging.
Confidential help and information regarding sexual orientation and gender diversity. Available 24/7. Bilingual.
Online Messaging Services:
7 Cups: Free, confidential, anonymous listening (however, you do have to create an account). Not intended for chatters who are currently in crisis, homicidal, abusing anyone, or suicidal. Available 24/7. English.
IMAlive: Free, confidential chat service with trained volunteers trained in crisis intervention. Available 24/7. English.
Distress Centre: Free, confidential, nonjudgmental crisis support. Available 24/7. English.
GLBT Hotline: Free, confidential, one-on-one peer support for the LGBTQ+ community. Available Monday – Friday from 4 pm to midnight, Saturday from noon to 5 pm.
McGill Wellness Resources:
The McGill Mental Health Hub:
“At McGill Mental Health Hub, our mission is to connect our community to support and information surrounding mental well-being. By empowering you to maintain your mental well-being as well as support those around you, we hope that no students feel alone or lost when dealing with their well-being.”
“Counselling is available to students with psychological, academic and vocational concerns. Both individual and couple counselling are available as well as vocational testing. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of groups and workshops each semester. Other than modest cost-recovery charges for vocational testing material, all full- and part-time students who have paid student service fees are eligible for services free of charge.”
McGill Mental Health
“We provide a secure, non-judgmental and confidential space in which to pursue your mental health treatment. Our clinic consists of a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists whom are all available by appointment”
McGill Student Health Services
“The clinic is open from Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and is accessible to all current McGill students who have paid the Student Services fee.”
514-398-6017 (10 am – 4 pm Mon-Fri)
Simplify McGill: The Unofficial McGill Guide:
“The Unofficial McGill Guide (UMG) is a website with information and advice written for students, by students. Some information is duplicated from various McGill pages but with helpful comments and suggestions. Other information is not available elsewhere, such as the tunnel tours and library reviews. The UMG is continuously growing, and was established in March 2012.”
Right to Campus:
“We are a campaign to promote and propagate a safe, equitable, and accessible culture on McGill’s campus.”
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