Mental Health Services During Natural Disasters and Emergencies

The wildfires in Labrador may result in a high degree of stress and uncertainty for many people. In emergencies and disasters when loved ones are expected to evacuate and prepare for the unexpected, it is expected that you would feel anxiety and worry.

There are many resources available to assist people who are feeling anxious or need help in coping:


  • 811 – in the event of a mental health crisis, HealthLine nurses are available 24/7 to listen, provide support, and connect you to health services in your area.


  • Our online resource for mental health and addictions – Bridge the Gapp has a link to resources and many online programs.


  • Provincial Lifewise Warm Line – call 1-855-753-2560 9:30am to 11:30pm AST daily to speak with a trained mental health peer supporter.


  • Crisis Text Line (powered by Kids Help Phone) – Talk to a trained volunteer Crisis Responder who will help with any issues – big or small. The service is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day. For adults, text ‘WELLNESS’ to 741741 and for youth, text ‘HOME’ to 686868.


  • SeniorsNL – For seniors and individuals who support seniors, SeniorsNL is a resource that is available throughout the province. Call 1-800-563-5599 for information or just to talk. Email:


  • 211 – an information and referral service that connects Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to critical human, social, community and government supports. The service is free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day in 170 different languages.