Mental Health Resources

Befrienders Worldwide:


Healthy Minds Canada:

Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region


Suicide Prevention Resources

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention:

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Crisis Center Locator:

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention:

Centre for Suicide Prevention:


Alcohol & Addiction Resources

Substance Abuse and Suicide: A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing the Risk

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:

Addiction Center:

Alcohol Help:


24-Hour Help Lines

Mental Health Crisis Line (within Ottawa): 613-722-6914

Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region: 613-238-3311

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line: 613-260-2360 OR 1-877-377-7775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario)

Ottawa Police Mental Health Unit: 613-236-1222, ext. 5115

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Research Privacy and Ethics

Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004:

International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Guidelines:

Tri-Council Policy Statement 2 – Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans: