Call the Island Helpline
Call the Island Helpline at 1-800-218-2885 if you are in a crisis, feeling depressed or thinking about suicide.
Who answers the calls?
Trained and caring staff answer calls to the Island Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Island Helpline is a free bilingual, confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive telephone service.
What can I expect when I call?
When you call the Island Helpline, you can expect a kind and caring staff person to answer who is trained in crisis intervention. Staff provide emotional support, problem solving and crisis intervention services 24/7. Staff can also help by offering information about community resources and supports near you.
What types of issues can be discussed?
Staff can help with issues such as:
- social isolation
- stress and anxiety
- breakdown of relationships
- pre and postpartum related issues
- aging related issues
- abuse (physical, sexual and emotional)
- mental health and depression
- alcohol and drug use / abuse
- suicidal thoughts