Mental Health and Crisis Support

Crisis support in the Niagara Region

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone but our Counsellors are unavailable, the following services can help you.

If you are in danger, call 911 immediately. If you need urgent medical or psychiatric attention, go to the nearest hospital.

    • Canadian Mental Health Association – Urgent

      This service provides urgent mental health assistance for individuals 16+ years old. No appointment is necessary; visit one of their locations, call the number listed below, or be referred by other mental health and addictions partners within the community.

      • St. Catharines: 15 Wellington St.
      • Niagara Falls: 6760 Morrison St.
      • Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 7:00pm
      • Telephone: 905-641-5222, ext. 231
    • Distress Centre

      The Distress Centre provides emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention by telephone to individuals of all ages who may be experiencing personal, family or other difficulties.

      If you are distressed, stressed or in crisis, call:

      • St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and area – 905-688-3711
      • Port Colborne, Wainfleet and area – 905-734-1212
      • Fort Erie and area – 905-382-0689
      • Grimsby, West Lincoln and area – 905-563-6674
    • COAST Niagara

      COAST provides services to people in the Niagara Region who are in crisis and have a mental health concern. Ongoing telephone support and/or referral to appropriate follow-up services may be recommended to prevent further crisis.

      Call 1-866-550-5205 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Support in Ontario

Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

Niagara College has a comprehensive sexual assault policy. Our policy provides guidelines and resources for victims and witnesses of sexual assault.


Mental health and well-being

Mend the Mind

Sometimes it can be hard to admit that you need help, especially when there is so much stigma surrounding mental illness. This website provides numerous resources about coping with mental illness, misconceptions, supporting those with mental illness, and where to get help.

Visit mendthemind.ca

Learn about:

  • Stigma and how to stop it
  • Different types of mental illness
  • Your rights in Ontario as a person with mental illness
  • Getting help, and offering help to those with mental illness

    • Good2Talk

      Good2Talk is a mental health line for students in college/university. It provides professional counseling, mental health information and connections to local resources. Students who are concerned about student life, health or mental well-being can call Good2Talk.

      Good2Talk is a free, province-wide service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.