Crisis Supports


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. 



On-Campus Crisis Support


MRU Student Counselling Walk-In Services

Call or walk over to Student Counselling Services and inform the reception that you need urgent help. Student Counselling Services offers walk-in counselling services for same-day support. This service is available during the afternoons from Monday to Friday, for MRU students only. Call the number below to find out what time walk-in appointments begin on the day you need support. These sessions are shorter than a regular appointment, lasting approximately 30 minutes, and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis; more urgent concerns will be prioritized.

Phone: 403.440.6362

Location: U216 (inside MRU Wellness Services)

MRU Residence Advisor                                  

If you live in MRU Residence, a member of the Residence Life team is available to provide you with support 24/7.

Daytime Phone: 403.440.6275

After-Hours Phone (8 p.m. - 8 a.m.):

MRU Security                                                               

Security is available 24/7.

Phone: 403.440.5900 or use an emergency phone located across campus.

Location: X200 (West Gate)

Inkblot Therapy   

If you are in crisis, call 1.855.933.0103 for immediate support. Select 1 for English, then 1 again for crisis services or 2 for regular counselling requests.



Off-Campus Crisis Support


Community Resource Team

Crisis phone support for all ages available 24/7 (several languages available).

Phone: 403.299.9699 or 1.800.653.6106 (24/7)
Text: 587.315.5000 (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Live Chat: (9 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Distress Centre                                                

Crisis phone support available 24/7

Phone or text: 403.266.HELP (4357)
Live Chat:

AHS Addictions Helpline

Support, information and referral to services including free addictions counselling.

24/7 helpline - call 1.866.332.2322

Alberta's One Line for Sexual Violence                              

Specialized support to those impacted by sexual violence availbe 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. in over 200 langauges

Phone or Text: 1.866.403.8000

FearIsNotLove (formerly Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter)

24/7 family (dating, domestic) violence helpline that provides support from trained counsellors in dozens of languages.

Phone: 403.234.SAFE (7233)

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness         

24/7 helpline that provides immediate counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

Phone: 1.855.242.3310

Trans Lifeline

A 24/7 grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis- for the trans community, by the trans community.

Phone: 1.877.330.6366

Talk Suicide Canada

Connect to a crisis responder to get help without judgement.

Phone: 1.833.456.4566 (24/7)
Text: 45645 (2 -10 p.m.)

Health Link

A free 24/7 telephone service providing advice from a nurse.

Call: 811