I'm in Crisis

Crisis Response Services

A crisis can happen when a person's usual coping strategies are overwhelmed and they need urgent support. The goal of the Crisis Response Services Team is to provide support to enable the person to handle the crisis while remaining in the community. We serve people across the lifespan, anyone from childhood to older adults. We are a multi disciplinary team of social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists; including three full time Crisis Response Services Coordinators.

Our team is available 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday throughout Kings and Annapolis counties. Call 1-855-273-7110 – you will receive a call back from a Crisis Worker (usually within 24 hours M-F) to set up an appointment time in person or on the phone; attend an Emergency Department and request to speak with the Crisis Response Team. CRS can be contacted by individuals, families, community agencies and services (police, schools, DCS, doctors or other health clinicians etc.).

If you require crisis response services outside of our regular business hours, call 1-888-429-8167, attend your emergency department or call 911

 

Other local and provincial crisis contacts:

Medical emergencies, police, fire, harm to self or others

911

Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hr)

1-888-429-8167

Mental Health, Alcohol, Substances, Gambling Crisis Response Services 

8:30 am-4:30 pm
1-855-273-7110

Gambling Help Line

1-888-347-8888 | 24 hour support

Health Info Line (the Nurse Line) 

811 | 24 hour support

Poison Control

1-800-565-8161

Children and teens

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868
www.kidshelpphone.ca

Teens

The Red Door

Teen drop in and Youth Health Centre
150 Park Street, Kentville.
Call for times (902) 679-1411

Women and their families

Chrysalis House

1-800-264-8682

Pregnancy and Substance Use

www.motherrisk.org
1- 877-327-4636

Food Banks

Feed Nova Scotia
1-877-521-1188

If you are not in crisis, but would like to talk to us, please make an appointment or referral. Our services are covered by MSI, and you don't need a doctor--you can refer yourself or someone else: 1-855-273-7110