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Help Lines and Distress Centres in Ontario

Canada COVID-19 app, created by Health Canada in partnership with Thrive Health https://www.thrive.health/canada-covid19-app

Toronto assistance and community support programs Line
Toronto residents can call 211, 24/7 or text 21166 Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for assistance and community support programs. Visit
https://www.211toronto.ca

Mental Health Portal

Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed. Choose from a variety of tools, resources, and immediate support crisis lines: ca.portal.gs

For immediate support:

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger or need of urgent medical support.
  • Youth: Text WELLNESS to 686868
  • Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868 (voice) or chat online at www.kidshelpphone.ca
  • Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741.
  • Indigenous people can also reach out to Hope for Wellness at 1-855-2423310.

Mental Health Helpline:

For community information and they have a chat line that you can talk to someone to get information: www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

Assaulted Women’s Helpline:

TTY: 416.364.8762 & TTY Toll free: 1.866.863.7868
Phone: GTA- 416.863.0511 & toll free: 1.866.863.0511
http://www.awhl.org/

ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services (2pm to 2am):

It is very important that you register first for this service now before you are in a crisis.
Information- http://www.dcontario.org/PDF/ONTX_information.pdf
To use online: http://dcontario.org/ontx.html or Text at 258258

Crisis Services Canada: (Canada-wide) from 4 pm-12 am eastern. 1-833-456-4566 -24/7, or text 45645
https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH):

CAMH’s Psychiatric Emergency Department – 24 hours and 7 days a week
http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/care_program_and_services/Emergency_Department/Pages/guide_emergency_service.aspx

Gertstein Centre:
Phone 24-hour Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
http://gersteincentre.org/

LGBTQ2S Support
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. https://www.the519.org/covid19-emotional-selfcare

Toronto Distress Centre – 24 hours and 7 days a week
Phone: 416-408-HELP (4357)
https://www.torontodistresscentre.com/