If you need urgent medical or psychiatric attention, need help in an EMERGENCY or are in CRISIS:
Go to your local emergency department at the hospital immediately or CALL 911.
Contact a nurse at Telehealth Ontario by dialing 1-866-797-0000.
If you need to talk to someone… make a call.
Contact a Distress Centre. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day. Crisis hotlines offer free,
confidential and anonymous telephone counselling and information.
Kids' Help Phone: Call 1 800 668-6868. They give immediate help for youth 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. No matter what the problem or concern, the counsellors will provide
immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community
or social service agency.
Toronto Distress Centre: Call 416 408-4357 if you are in distress or need emotional support.
If you are in crisis or suicidal, please call the toll free number 1 833-456-4566 (24 hours) or
text 45645 (4 pm to 12 midnight).
ConnexOntario: Call 1-866-531-2600 for access to Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem
Gambling Services. This is the place to call for help with drug, alcohol, or money issues.
Gerstein Centre: Call 416 929-5200. They will help callers who are experiencing a mental
health crisis to work out some effective ways of addressing their immediate problems, and
connect them to services that can offer ongoing support.
Assaulted Women's Helpline: Call 416 863-0511.
211 Central: Dial 211 on your phone for help finding emergency shelter, and other programs
and services in your community (like health care, dental, abuse support, and more).
Don't know what to say to a friend who is struggling? Check out bethere.org for ideas, and tell a trusted adult.
THERE IS HELP. MAKE THE CALL. YOU MATTER. THINGS CAN CHANGE.