NEED HELP? Call 211 (Alberta only) or the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642. If you’re thinking about suicide, call or text 988 toll-free.

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Mental health support for evacuees of Fort McMurray and area

CMHA Wood Buffalo had to temporarily suspend services as of May 15, 2024 due to a wildfire evacuation order but help is available.

**Update: CMHA Wood Buffalo re-opened on May 23, 2024.**

Mental health and substance use services

If you’ve been evacuated from the Fort McMurray area and are looking for support for mental health and substance use, here are some resources you can access:


211 connects people to the right information and services.

Counselling Alberta

Anywhere in Alberta, choose counselling that’s right for you with no financial barriers or waitlist.

CMHA Central Alberta Region – Crisis counselling

Call 403-304-7662 for more information or email [email protected].  

Recovery College

Recovery-focused mental health courses, available online and free-of-charge.

Virtual Opioid Dependency Program

Call 1-844-383-7688 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. Offers same-day treatment and access to opioid agonist treatment medications.

Alberta Addiction Health Line

Call 1-866-332-2322 24/7 for rapid access counselling.

Crisis supports

Suicide Crisis Helpline

If you’re having thoughts of suicide, call or text the Suicide Crisis Helpline at 9-8-8.

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