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If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency department.

High risk for developing a mental illness or addiction and moving towards loss of function.

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You do not need to struggle on your own. There is immediate help available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have provided a number of supports that you can access right away if you, or a friend or family member, needs urgent care.

Farm Family Support Center

Reach out. Get Help. Feel Better.

The Farm Family Support Center is managed as a Member Assistance Program by Morneau Shepell. Farmers and their families have access to up to 3 hours of service at no cost. Services supported by Farm Safety Nova Scotia.

Call for confidential and immediate support 24/7/365.

Learn more about our Farm Family Support Centre >

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Mental Health Crisis line


Kids Help Phone

Men’s helpline

Call 2-1-1

Click here for more information.

CAST: Communities Addressing Suicide Together

CAST is a program under the scope of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division in which they are helping to build their capacity to address suicide by using the principles of community suicide prevention as a guide.

To learn more about CAST >

As part of the CAST program, a Nova Scotia’s Survivors of Suicide Loss Guide is available to include information to access the support and resources available when dealing with a loss.

Download a copy of the Nova Scotia’s Survivors of Suicide Loss Guide.

Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions

There are a number of immediate supports available on the NS Mental Health and Addictions site. Click here to access:

Additional Resources


1. Addiction Services Nova Scotia –

2. Bayers Road Community Mental Health & Addictions
A two-week group program for individuals that require a more intensive and daily treatment option.
Individuals may benefit from this type of program if they recently left an inpatient treatment program (i.e. detox) or need more help making changes to their substance use and/or gambling after trying other community-based treatment methods.

Bayers Road Centre, Suite 109, 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, NS
Tel: 902-424-1022
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with some exceptions)

3. Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital
An ongoing, client-focused program that is based on what the client or group of clients want to work on that day. There is no waitlist or referral process. The client or family member simply walks in, meets with staff to form a care plan with them and then gets started.
Tel: 902-634-8801 x1713228
Hours: Daily 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

4. Community Mental Health & Addictions Clinics
Community Mental Health and Addictions includes a team of mental health and addictions professionals who provide services on an outpatient basis

For a list of clinics in Nova Scotia visit:

5. Crisis Response Service
Our local Crisis Response Services provide assistance to children, youth, and adults who are experiencing a crisis due to a mental health disorder, harmful substance use or gambling problem.

Colchester – East Hants areas
Tel: 902-896-2606 or toll free 1-800-460-2110, ex. 42606
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cumberland area
Tel: 902-667-3879
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pictou County
Tel: 902-755-1288
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

6. Outpatient Addiction Services (Adult)
This program offers a wide range of addiction services for individual, families, and communities.

For a list of clinics in Nova Scotia:

7. Withdrawal Management and Wellness (Detox)
The Withdrawal Management and Wellness Program (“Detox”) combines functions of an outpatient (day program) withdrawal management (detox) and structured treatment, providing the support of a team-based approach.

Soldier’s Memorial Hospital Tel: 1-855-273-7110

8. Women’s Services
Women’s Services are designed to meet the specific needs of women who have an addiction or who are affected by the addiction of others.

Chipman Building
Tel: 1-855-273-7110
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays

Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Tel: 902-742-4222
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays


1. New Start Counselling
#900, 45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2N6

2. Bridges – Domestic Abuse Intervention
676 Prince Street, Truro, NS B2N 1G6

3. Pictou County Women’s Resource & Sexual Assault Center
504 S Frederick St. New Glasgow, NS B2H 3P3

4. Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association (SASA)
(902) 863-6221

5. Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
(902) 422-4240

6. Colchester Sexual Assault Centre
(902) 897-4366

7. Harbour House
Bridgewater, NS, B4W 2W9

8. Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division (CMHA)
45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6

9. Self-Help Connection
5571 Cunard Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 1C5

Supporting the MENTAL HEALTH of Nova Scotia Farmers