NIED does not offer clinical care, clinical services or medical advice. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital. If you need emotional support, help is available:
Body Brave Self-Guided Recovery Support Program
To help overcome the critical lack of support and stepped care programs for Canadians with Eating Disorders, Body Brave offers an exceptional range of early intervention and ongoing support programs developed by people with lived experience in Eating Disorders, including individuals, caregivers, clinicians and researchers.
Once registered with Body Brave, you can access critical immediate care with their Careteam privacy-protected platform. This ground-breaking, person-centred approach includes self-reflection activities, workbooks, recovery resources, and live and on-demand workshops and recovery sessions.
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals, and in-the-moment support to Canadians affected by eating disorders. You can connect with a trained support worker through their confidential helpline and instant chat service.
Helpline: 1-866-NEDIC-20 (416-340-4156 in Toronto)
Live Chat: www.nedic.ca
Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm EST
Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST (Instant Chat only)
Kids Help Phone
Canadians aged 5 – 29
24/7 Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
Or text: CONNECT TO 686868
Crisis Services Canada
Suicide prevention & support
24/7 National Toll-Free: 1 833-456-4566
24/7 Quebec Toll-Free: 1866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Hope For Wellness
Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
24/7 Toll-free: 1-855-242-3310
Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
Available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.
Offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
All Ages: 1-877-330-6366 or 1-877-565-8860
Province & Territory Mental Health Crisis Lines
Alberta Crisis Line – All Ages: 403-266-4357
British Columbia Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-SUICIDE
Manitoba Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-877-435-7170
New Brunswick Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-667-5005
Newfoundland and Labrador Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-888-737-4668
Northwest Territories Crisis Line – All Ages 24/7: 1-800-661-0844
Nova Scotia Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-888-429-8167
Nunavut Crisis Line – All Ages 7 pm-11 pm (EST): 1-800-265-3333
Ontario Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-866-531-2600
– Ontario College & University Students: 1-866-925-5454
– Crisis Response Ontario – Kenora, Dryden, Fort Frances, Rainy River area: 1-866-888-8988
Prince Edward Island Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-800-218-2885
Quebec National Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-866-277-3553
Saskatchewan Crisis Line – All Ages: 1-306-525-5333
Yukon Crisis Line – All Ages 7 pm-12 am (PST): 1-844-533-3030