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 needs immediate assistance:
- go to the nearest hospital or
- call 911
Need help figuring out what to do?
You can call Island Helpline day or night at 1-800-218-2885.
Do you need medical advice?
Contact your General Practitioner for a referral to a qualified mental health care professional.
Visit a mental health walk-in clinic. Mental health walk-in clinics offer immediate mental health support to help with anxiety, as well as life events causing stress and other mental health issues. No appointment or referral is required. You will be able to see a registered mental health therapist for 45-60 minutes. There is no cost for this service.
There are clinics available to the general public in Charlottetown, Summerside and O’Leary. Residents of Lennox Island and students of Westisle in Elmsdale also have walk-in clinics available for their use. Click HERE for a full list of locations and hours of operation.
Also, please take a minute to read about a recent experience at the McGill Mental Health Walk-In Clinic. You might find it useful! Click HERE to read the article.
Looking for community support services?
Try the The PEI Helping Tree which was designed to inform Islanders of the many helping resources available on Prince Edward Island. If you or someone you care about is experiencing a problem in any of the areas listed below, click on the link and follow the arrows on the flow chart to find resources that may help.
- Crisis / Someone to Listen
- Help for Families
- Mental Health and/or Suicide
- Physical Health
- Sexual Health, Pregnancy and Infant Care
- Violence and Sexual Assault
- Housing and Hunger
- Legal Issues
- Employment and/or Career
Still not sure where to start?!?
Call (902) 566-3034, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by our office at 178 Fitzroy Street between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday to talk to us. We’re here to help!