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ONTARIO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS

Distress and Crisis Ontario: http://www.dcontario.org/
Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website also offers a chat function.

 

Good2Talk Helpline: 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

 

Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students.

 

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Youth mental health support available 24/7.

Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.

 

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
Offers support to former residential school students and those affected. Available 24 hours.

Talk4healing (for Indigenous women): 1-855-554-4325

LGBT Youthline Ontario: 647-694-4275 + https://www.youthline.ca/ (chat, text and email currently available)
Ontario-wide peer-support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline:  

  • TOLL-FREE: 1-866-863-0511

  • TOLL FREE TTY: 1-866-863-7868

  • #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus Mobile

24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.

 

Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011
Provided by Elder Abuse Ontario, the Seniors Safety Line provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse.

Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 + live chat also available at https://ontariocaregiver.ca/

Crisis and online supports for BC.

  • 9-1-1 if you are in an emergency.

  • Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention by phone or online chat. Call toll-free 1-855-242-3310 or start a confidential chat with a counsellor at hopeforwellness.ca​.

  • Indian Residential School Crisis Line is a national service for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their residential school experience. Call toll-free 1-866-925-4419.

  • Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society provides crisis services for Indigenous people across BC. Adults/Elders line 250-723-4050; youth line 250-723-2040. Or call toll free 1-800-588-8717. Learn more at www.kuu-uscrisisline.com.

  • Métis Crisis Line is a service of Métis Nation British Columbia. Call 1-833-MétisBC (1-833-638-4722).

  • 8-1-1 for non-emergency information on how to access alternatives to toxic drug supply and substance use services

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.

  • 310Mental Health Support at 310-6789 (no area code needed) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health. 

  • Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor, 24 hours a day.

  • Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in B.C.) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support.

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