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Mental Wellness Hub
University of Regina

Help Someone You Know

Take the first step to help someone. 

Campus Security

Call us if you are aware of someone who feels unsafe on campus. We're available 24/7. 

Emergency Help

In the case of an emergency phone 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

  • 911

Crisis Line Powered by Kids Help Phone

Get professional support right now. Call 24/7.

Mobile Crisis

We provide crisis intervention services to Regina. Call 24/7. 

Sexual Assault Line

Trained advocates are available to talk to you or someone you know. Call 24/7. 

Suicide Helpline

If someone you know is considering suicide, immediate help is available. Call 24/7. 

Helping a Student in Distress

Faculty and staff encountering students who appear to be struggling may wish to provide direct support and where appropriate, make referrals to other on-campus services. Counselling Services provides support for faculty and staff assisting students.


How Can I Help Someone in Mental Distress Flowchart Infographic


Approach and Assess

  • Invite the person to talk
  • If there is a risk of suicide or harm, reach out to First Responders
I've noticed that...How are you doing? How long have you felt this way?

Listen Without Judging

Help the person speak freely by listening and asking questions without judgement or telling the person what to do

It sounds like...Is that right?

Give Reassurance

This hopeful message helps to counter any shame associated with mental distress, reluctance to talk about, or reluctance to reach out for help.

Given the situation, it is understandable that you are experiencing this. There are supports available that have helped others. 

Encourage Other Supports

Help the person identify appropriate professional supports.

What has helped in the past? Would it help to call...?

Encourage Professional Help

Help the person to find ways that others can support them during this time.

How might a friend, family member or community member help?