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.

View Body Brave Support Programs

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)

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

What Can The Helpline Do For Me?

Kids Help Phone

Canadians aged 5 – 29
24/7 Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868
Or text: CONNECT TO 686868

Crisis Services Canada

Talk Suicide
24/7 National Toll-Free: 1 833-456-4566
24/7 Quebec Toll-Free: 1866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Text 45645 (4 p.m. – midnight ET)

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.

Crisis Support: 1-800-721-0066

Trans LifeLine

Offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Canada: 1-877-330-6366
USA: 1-877-565-8860

Province & Territory Mental Health Crisis Lines

Alberta Mental Health Crisis Line : 1-877-303-2624
British Columbia Crisis Line: 1-800-SUICIDE
Manitoba Crisis Line: 1-877-435-7170
New Brunswick Crisis Line: 1-800-667-5005
Newfoundland and Labrador Crisis Line: 1-888-737-4668
Northwest Territories Crisis Line: 1-800-661-0844
Nova Scotia Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
Nunavut Crisis Line: 1-800-265-3333
Ontario Suicide Crisis Line: 1-833-456-4566
– ConnexOntaio Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
– Ontario College & University Students: 1-866-925-5454
– Crisis Response Ontario – Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Rainy River, Thunder Bay area: 1-866-888-8988
Prince Edward Island Mental Health & Addiction access Line: 1-833-553-6983
Quebec National Crisis Line: 1-866-277-3553
Saskatchewan Crisis Line: 1-306-525-5333
Yukon Crisis Line: 1-844-533-3030