Need Immediate Help?
Finding Help in a Crisis
For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-277-3553. You can call on someone’s behalf. The staff on the crisis line will provide support and help for them on your behalf, and it can be completely confidential.
Visit your Family Doctor
It is important to talk to your doctor about your mental health. They can assist you with guidance and assistance. If you don’t have a doctor, here is the link to the College of Family Physicians of Canada where you can find someone who can help you.
Other helpful resources in Canada
CRISIS & HELP SUPPORT (including for LGBTQIA2S+)
Crisis Text Line (Powered by Kids Help Phone) Canada Wide: Open 24-7
Text TALK to 686868 to reach an English-speaking Crisis Responder
Text TEXTO to 686868 to reach a French-speaking Crisis Responder
on any text/SMS enabled cell phone.
BLACK SUPPORT HELPLINE
Black Youth Helpline: Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
Phone: 416-285-9944 | Toll Free: 1-833-294-8650 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RiseUp (Support Service for Black Youth): RiseUp powered by Kids Help Phone is Canada’s first national, 24/7, bilingual e-mental health support service for Black youth. The service is free and available from coast to coast to coast.
Black youth can text RISE to 686868 or Facebook Messenger to connect with a trained, volunteer crisis responder. Conversations are confidential.
For more information about RiseUp powered by Kids Help Phone, please use our general inquiry form to contact us or reach out to Tamar Brannigan, manager of Black Youth Initiatives, a program supported by The Slaight Family Foundation, at (416) 586-5437 ext. 8531 or email@example.com.
National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: Open 24/7
Support is provided by trained crisis counsellors, many of whom are Indigenous.
Talk 4 Healing: Open 24/7 for women (Ontario)
Provides support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, across Ontario. Services are grounded in Indigenous culture, wisdom and tradition and are available in Oji-Cree, Ojibway, Cree, Algonquin, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, Micmac, Black Foot, Anishinaabe, Moose Cree, Swampy Cree as well as English and French.
Crisis Line: 1-888-200-9997 | Phone: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325) | Text: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
York Rainbow Support Provided by Family Services York Region: Community Mental Health supports, specific support groups for trans youth, youth exploring gender identity, and parents of trans youth, also operates a phone number for requests for connections to 2SLGBTQ+ resources in York Region.
York Rainbow Support Line:
1-888-York-LGBT or (1-888-967-5542)
For more information:
1-866-415-9723 or 905-475-9717
MUSLIM SUPPORT HOTLINE
Naseeha: An international hotline that provides youth, particularly Muslim youth with the tools needed to address a range of issues including mental health, drugs and alcohol, bullying, religion, marriage and divorce, domestic issues, pornography, and career or work-related issues.
Peer-counsellors provide immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 7 days a week and text support from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Phone: 1-866-627-3342 (NASEEHA) | Text: 1 (866) 627-3342 (NASEEHA)
NATIONAL EATING DISORDER HELPINE
National Eating Disorder Helpline: NEDIC provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders through our toll-free helpline and live chat. Outreach and education programming focuses on the awareness and prevention of eating disorders, and is available online across Canada and in-person in the Greater Toronto Area.
Toll-free: 1-866-633-4220 | Toronto: 416-340-4156 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: Open 24-7
Provides anonymous and confidential crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals. Services are also available at all times for women who are deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing.
Phone: 1-866-863-0511 | TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Women’s Support Network Crisis Line: The Women’s Support Network of York Region (WSN) is a rape crisis/sexual violence centre dedicated to providing free, confidential services for individuals who have experienced any form of sexual violence. WSN is committed to a grassroots, Feminist, Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive framework. Our goal is to eradicate sexual violence.
24/7 Crisis Line: 905-895-7313 | Toll-free: 1-800-263-6734