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What do we do?
McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening service run by McGill students. We aim to provide the community with a variety of support, which includes anything from information to crisis management and referrals. We are an English service.
Starting on August 25th, our lines will be open from 6pm to 3am every night.
Who can call us?
Anyone and everyone can call us! Although McGill students are our main callers, we accept calls from everyone.
Why should you call us?
McGill Students’ Nightline serves many functions.
1. We are an information and referral service. We are here to help you find the answer to pretty much any question you can think of. Whether you need directions, are wondering about an academic policy, or want to know how to bake lasagna, we can help you out! Additionally, we can offer referrals to a multitude of McGill and Montreal services. Feel free to ask us for anything from a pizza delivery number to a Montreal drop-in clinic.
2. We are an active listening service. Sometimes friends give too much advice, sometimes you might feel uncomfortable talking to those around you, and sometimes you really just want something to be kept confidential. That’s okay, and that’s why we’re here! If you’re stressed out about school, or maybe you find yourself really missing home, give us a call—we’re here to listen and help you work through whatever you’re feeling.
3. We are trained extensively in crisis management. A crisis is any situation where you feel overwhelmed and may not know what to do. Some examples include a sudden loss in your life, an uncomfortable drug trip, and thoughts of suicide. Please give us a call if you ever experience anything that feels out of your control. We’re here to support you, no matter what life might throw your way.
Please note that while these three points are a convenient way of describing our service, we really do take calls about absolutely anything! So no matter what’s on your mind, pick up the phone- we’re here for you.