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If you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts, is self-harming or in crisis, please do one or more of the following immediately:

  • Contact your family doctor and/or psychiatrist
  • Go to your closest hospital's emergency department or call 911
  • Call a distress line
  • Consult a pharmacist (about medication concerns)
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE  (1-800-784-2433)  to get help right away, any time of the day or night. 

Kids Help Phone

  • Kids Help Phone   1-800-668-6868    www.kidshelpphone.ca  
    (Free, anonymous telephone & web counselling and referral service for children/youth under age 20.  Open 24/7, 365 days/year.)
  • Mental Health Helpline   1-866-531-2600  (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
  • Drug and Alcohol Helpline   1-800-565-8603  (24/7)
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline   1-888-230-3505  (24/7)

Distress Lines

Toronto

  • Gerstein Centre Crisis Line  (416) 929-5200
  • Toronto Distress Centres   (416) 408-HELP (4357)
  • Telecare (Mandarin & Cantonese)   (416) 920-0497
  • Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Service  (everyday from 8pm-12am)
    (416) 960-9276 (WARM) 
  • Assaulted Women's Helpline   (416) 863-0511  or  1-866-863-0511  or  TTY  1-866-863-7868
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre   (416) 597-8808  or  TTY (416) 597-1214
  • Crisis Addiction Services/Withdrawal Management   1-866-366-9513
  • Toronto Seniors Helpline   (416) 217-2077
  • Youth Crisis Support Team (Youthdale)   (416) 363-9990

North York/Etobicoke

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via police department (911)
    (416) 530-6486 ext. 4423  (voice mail only/non-urgent messages)

Scarborough/East York

  • Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team    (416) 495-2891

Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)

  • Distress Centre of Peel    (905) 278-7208
  • Mobile Crisis Outreach and Support Team   (905) 278-9036
  • Telecare Peel   (905) 459-7777   (English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese)

Halton (Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Burlington)

  • Oakville Distress Centre    (905) 849-4541
  • Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)   1-877-825-9011

Hamilton

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)    (905) 972-8338

York Region

  • Community Crisis Response Service/Distress Centre   (905) 310-COPE (2673)
  • Women's Support Network (sexual violence crisis centre)   1-800-263-6734

Durham Region

  • Distress Centre Durham   (905) 430-2522
  • Durham Crisis Response  (905) 666-0483

For additional community information 24/7, dial 211 from anywhere in Ontario.