Community Resources

24-Hour Help

2-1-1 Alberta 2-1-1
Bully Line for Youth 1-888-456-2323
Central Alberta Emergency Centre 403-346-5643 or 1-888-346-5643
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-357-5437
Distress Centre Calgary 1-403-266-HELP
Distress Line – 403 Area Code 1-800-SUICIDE
Distress Line – 780 Area Code 1-800-232-7822
HEALTHLink Alberta 8-1-1
Hospital Emergency (Red Deer) 403-343-4444
KIDS Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Native Youth Crisis Hot Line 1-877-209-1266
Sexual Assault Crisis Line Red Deer 1-403-356-1099
Shelter Text (24-hr Text) 403-358-1517
Local Resource List
49th Street Youth Shelter 403-341-3190
AHS Addictions and Mental Health - for adults (Red Deer) 403-340-5466
AHS Addictions and Mental Health - for youth (Red Deer)  403-340-5274
Canadian Mental Health Association 403-342-2266
Catholic Social Services  403-347-8844
Family Services of Central AB 403-343-6400
Mental Health Clinic (AHS Walk-in Counselling) 403-340-5466
Vantage Community Services (Walk-in Counselling) 403-340-8995
Police and Crisis Team (PACT) 403-406-2505
Suicide Information and Education Services 403-342-4966
Youth Phone line 403-358-3674
Web Resources

Suicide Awareness - Warning Signs 

  • Sudden changes in appearance or mood
  • Giving away personal or meaningful objects
  • Threats of suicide or self-harm
  • Depression/hopelessness
  • Withdrawal/isolation
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Talking about what dying would be like
  • Drawing/writing about death
  • Risky behaviour, misconduct, breaking the law
  • Grades dropping
  • Lack of sleep/oversleeping
  • Lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Recent loss(family issues, divorce, moving etc..)
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Suicide attempt by a friend or family member