Most of us go through life solving our day-to-day problems without needing help to cope with our feelings. But a severe illness, an accident or an emotional crisis can overwhelm us, at least temporarily, and suddenly we need help. In this section, you will find resources and tips on getting help when you need it most.
Are you in crisis?
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance:
- go to the nearest hospital or
- call 911
If the crisis is in Sault Ste. Marie or the Algoma District and needs immediate assistance:
- go to the Sault Area Hospital at 750 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
- call 24 Hour Crisis Response at 705-759-3398 or 1-800-721-0077
- call 911
Do you need medical advice?
Contact your General Practitioner for a referral to a qualified mental health care professional.
Looking for community support services?
For mental health services in your community, see:
If you are looking for a telephone support service, the Regional WARM Line can be reached at 1-866-856-9276 and is available for “when you need to talk”. The Regional WARM Line is available 7 days a week from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM and offers support for many mental health concerns.
Referrals for services with the Canadian Mental Health Association Algoma can also be submitted using the Community Mental Health and Addictions Services Referral Form. Referral forms can be e-mailed to email@example.com, faxed to 705-945-0261, or submitted to 386 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 1Z1.