We’re glad you’ve found us. If you live in the Ottawa area and have a loved one with BPD, we hope that we will be able to help you. If you are in crisis, please use the emergency information you will find by clicking on "read more" or call 911.

The main objectives of the Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder (ON-BPD) are to educate and support relatives of people with BPD and to help family members develop skills for coping. This is done primarily through presenting the Family Connections program.

We have also listed some resources, such as books, articles, and videos that may help you.

Crisis Lines

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Crisis Services Canada (CSC), a pan-Canadian network of local and regional crisis and distress centres, launched the new Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) that enables callers anywhere in Canada* to access crisis support using the technology of their choice (phone, text or chat), in French or English:
• Phone: toll free 1-833-456-4566 
• Text:     45645
• Chat:    www.crisisservicescanada.ca

*Since the province of Québec already has a governmental suicide prevention strategy, Québec residents are therefore invited to call the Québec National Suicide Prevention Line (1 866 APPELLE) to get help from responders who are also trained in suicide prevention. 

Age 16 years and up | Mental Health Crisis Line


613-722-6914, in Ottawa
1-866-996-0991, outside Ottawa, toll-free

Individuals, families or concerned friends can call. Calls will be answered as quickly as possible. The average wait time is 2 minutes. You will not wait more than 10 minutes. The crisis line is available anywhere in the City of Ottawa, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry counties, Akwesasne and Prescott & Russell Counties.

Age 18 years and under | Youth Services Bureau


613-260-2360, in Ottawa
1-877-377-7775, toll-free for Eastern Ontario

This Crisis Line service is for children and youth ages 18 and under, who are experiencing a crisis, and for parents, guardians, caregivers, friends or service providers who are concerned about a young person in crisis.

Age 5–20 years | Kids Help Phone


Free, anonymous 1-800-668-6868