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Is This an Emergency?
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Do You Want To Talk To Someone?
OR
Do You Want More Information?
Unsure If this is an emergency?
  • Are you or a friend experiencing and alcohol or drug overdose?
  • Are you or a friend considering suicide or self-harm?
  • Are you or a friend in danger or at risk of harm?

If yes is the answer to any of these this IS an EMERGENCY! Please contact one of the these services

If still unsure, contact DAL security, they will help connect you the right place If no, please contact one of these other professional or peer resources

Emergency

Are you on campus or off campus?

Emergency On Campus

  • DAL Security

    Phone: 902-494-4109
    Location: Parkade level of McCain Building
    Official Web Page
    • If you are on campus and this is an emergency, call DAL Security: 902-494-4109 or use the DALSAFE app on your mobile device.
    • DAL Security can get to you the fastest.
    • They are available 24/7 and are trained in advanced first aid and mental health first aid.
    • They will coordinate next steps for you including contacting the Mental Health Mobile Crisis team and 911 for you.
  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

    Phone: 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)

    The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team offers confidential, non-judgmental crisis support for those experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis team involves mental health professionals and police officers.

    Telephone crisis is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Mobile response is available 7 days a week from 1pm to 1am.

  • Dial 911

    When to call:

    • When the condition is life or limb threatening
    • If their condition could worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital
    • If moving the individual could cause further injury
    • If the individual needs the skills or equipment of the paramedics or EMT
    • If distance or traffic conditions would cause a delay in getting the individual to the hospital
    • If it’s potentially life threatening, when in doubt, call 911

Emergency Off Campus

  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team

    Phone: 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free)

    The Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team offers confidential, non-judgmental crisis support for those experiencing a mental health crisis. The crisis team involves mental health professionals and police officers.

    Telephone crisis support is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, mobile response is available 7 days a week from 1pm to 1am.

  • Dial 911

    When to call:

    • When the condition is life or limb threatening
    • If their condition could worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital
    • If moving the individual could cause further injury
    • If the individual needs the skills or equipment of the paramedics or EMT
    • If distance or traffic conditions would cause a delay in getting the individual to the hospital
    • If it’s potentially life threatening, when in doubt, call 911
  • Halifax Infirmary (ages 18 and over)

    1799 Robie St
    Halifax, NS
    B3H 3G1
    Phone: 902-473-2700
    • Call or walk into emergency
    • Open 24/7
  • IWK Health Centre (up to age 18)

    5980 University Avenue
    Halifax, NS
    B3K 6R8
    Phone: 902-470-8050
    • Call or walk into emergency
    • Open 24/7

Professional

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Professional In Person

  • Dalhousie Student Health Services

    2nd floor, Room 2012, LeMarchant Place
    1246 LeMarchant Street
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
    Phone: 902-494-2171 Official Web Page
    • If you require same-day service or want to make an appointment, contact or go to Student Health Services.
    • There are doctors, psychiatrists, a nurse practitioner, social worker, and registered nurses on site to assist you, all of whom are equipped to handle urgent issues related to mental health and substance use.

    Hours (Sept 2015 - April 2016):

    • Monday to Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm (urgent issues only)
    • Holidays: 11:00am – 3:00pm (urgent issues only)
  • Counselling Services

    2nd floor, LeMarchant Place
    1246 LeMarchant Street
    Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
    Hours
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00am – 4:45pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am – 8:15pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: closed
    Official Web Page
    • Offers Dalhousie students free access to qualified counsellors.
    • They have a limited number of emergency appointments and sometimes it can take up to several weeks before you can be seen.
    • You can drop-in to request more information but they do not do drop-in appointments – you must call to schedule an intake appointment.
    • Availability varies throughout the academic year, and in some cases you will have to wait for a week or longer to get an appointment.
    • If you are unable to wait, please go to Student Health Services which is also able to help you address these issues.
  • Addiction and Mental Health Services

    Phone: 902-424-8866 or 1-866-340-6700
    Hours:
    • Monday, -
    • Tuesday – Friday, -
    Official Web Page

    Locations vary by program. Please call the numbers above to get connected with the appropriate service for you.

  • Walk-in Health Clinics

    If you need to see a physician but are uncomfortable or unable to visit the health centre on campus, please visit one of these walk-in clinic locations near the University:

    The Family Focus Medical Clinic
    Halifax Professional Building
    Mezzanine Level
    5991 Spring Garden Rd
    Phone: 902-420-6060
    Hours:
    • Monday – Fridays: 8:30am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 11:00am – 5:00pm
    Scotia Square Medical
    5201 Duke St., Suite 0270
    Phone: 902-431-1800
    Hours:
    • Monday – Thursdays: 8:00am – 4:00pm Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
    • Sunday and Holidays: CLOSED

    Find the nearest clinic in your neighbourhood here.

Professional Phone/Online

  • 811

    Phone: 811
    Hours: Operates 24/7
    Official Website

    Helpline for non-urgent health advice from a registered nurse. 811 can help you with advice on (almost) everything.

  • Kids Help Phone (youth up to age 20)

    Kids Help Phone provides free phone and web counselling with a professional. It's anonymous (you don’t have to tell them who you are) and confidential for youth up to age 20. They can also connect you with other services.

    • Phone 1-800-668-6868 or Chat live online with a counsellor here
    • Talk to a counsellor on the phone 24/7
    • Online chat available Wednesday to Sunday:
    • Post a message or ask a question online anytime here

Peer

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Peer In Person

  • Residence Assistants

    If you live in residence, your RA is a great person to talk to. If you’re not comfortable discussing your concerns with your RA, they can still help to connect you to the appropriate resources and send you in the right direction.

  • Community Assistants

    If you live off campus and need to talk to someone or need advice on how to connect with the right resources, speak to your community assistant.

    Community assistants are upper-year students from a variety of backgrounds who are trained to help you with academic referrals as well as peer support, and generally can share their own experiences and insights about life at Dal and living off campus. To get in touch with a CA you can visit the Dal Off-Campus Lounge or message them on Facebook

    Location: Dal Off-Campus Lounge, 4th floor of the SUB

    Hours: TBA

  • Student Health Promotion

    2nd Floor, Room 2102, LeMarchant Place
    1246 LeMarchant Street
    Halifax, NS
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Phone: 902-494-6830
    Email: livewell@dal.ca
    Official Web Page
    Facebook Page

    Student Health Promotion is a health and wellness information resource. Drop into the centre on campus to get information about health promotion and prevention initiatives happening on campus. They are a great team to contact with general questions or concerns and will guide you in the right direction for specific resources.

  • Dal Medical Campus Response Team

    Official Website
    Facebook Page

    DMCRT has 12 student peers that are certified in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and can provide students with mental health resources. They are not counsellors but can provide peer support and assistance with connecting you to the appropriate resources on campus.

  • Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous

    Alcoholic and Narcotics anonymous is a peer support group for anyone who wants to do something about his or her substance use problem. Participation is completely voluntary, there are no fees, and all is kept confidential.

    Alcoholics Anonymous Phone: 902-461-1119
    Email: Help.AAHalifax@gmail.com
    Official Website

    A list of locations and times for meetings can be found here. The Youth group currently meets at St. Matthews Church, 1479 Barrington St. at 8:30pm on Friday nights. For more information please email or phone.

    Narcotics Anonymous Phone: 902-454-2913
    Help line: 902-789-8323
    Email: centralnovaarea@gmail.com
    Official Website

Peer Phone/Online

  • 7 Cups of Tea

    Official Website

    7 Cups Of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service that connects you with a real listener in a one-on-one chat. All the listeners have completed the Active Listening training program. Services are free, anonymous, and confidential.

More Information

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More Information In Person

  • Student Health Promotion

    2nd Floor, Room 2102, LeMarchant Place
    1246 LeMarchant Street
    Halifax, NS
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Phone: 902-494-6830
    Email: livewell@dal.ca
    Official Web Page
    Facebook Page

    Student Health Promotion is a health and wellness information resource. Drop into the centre on campus to get information about health promotion and prevention initiatives happening on campus. They are a great team to contact with general questions or concerns and will guide you in the right direction for specific resources.

  • Dal Medical Campus Response Team

    Official Website
    Facebook Page

    DMCRT has 12 student peers that are certified in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and can provide students with mental health resources. They are not counsellors but can provide peer support and assistance with connecting you to the appropriate resources on campus.

More Information Phone/Online

  • 211

    Phone: 211
    Hours: Operates 24/7
    Official Web Page

    211 is a free, confidential referral service for the many community and social services available in Nova Scotia. You can call to connect with someone who will help you connect with other services and information in the province or use the online database.

  • eMentalHealth

    Official Website

    An informative website that provides information about mental health resources and services across Nova Scotia. You will also find general information about various mental illnesses/disorders and screening tools to assess risk.

  • Teen Mental Health

    Official Website
    Official Facebook Page