To support mental health in our community, Niagara Falls Public Library offers a number of books covering evidence-based skills and techniques that can help with depression, anxiety and a range of other mental health challenges. As with all of our materials, these are FREE to borrow with your NFPL library card.
Sign up for a FREE library card right now.
We intend these library materials to supplement your existing care, assuming you already have mental health supports in place. If you are in crisis or if you need to connect with mental healthcare in Niagara, please see the resources listed below.
If you are in crisis
Please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.
Crisis Outreach and Support Team
Call the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-550-5205.
Distress Centre Niagara
Another option is Distress Centre Niagara, a free, confidential 24-hour distress line. Reach them at 905-688-3711 in Niagara Falls or reach the Ontario Online and Text Crisis Services (ONTX), available online or by phone from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Text SUPPORT to 258258 or click here for chat support.
Kids Help Phone
Kids and Teens can talk to someone at Kids Help Phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
For decades, women have turned to Birchway Niagara (formerly Women’s Place) for confidential and compassionate support when faced with the difficult issue of abuse.
Confidential 24-Hour Support Line 905-356-5800 (Call or Text)
Please note that text & email responses may not be immediate but Birchway Niagara staff will check messages regularly.
If you are looking for mental healthcare
Talk to your Family Doctor or Primary Healthcare Provider
Connect with Connex Ontario, which can direct you to the resources and services that best meet your mental health needs.
Have a look at the Niagara Region’s Mental Health and Well-Being Resources page.