Mental Health and Crisis Resources

Crisis Support Resources:

  • Assaulted Women's Helpline: Provides anonymous and confidential crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals 24/7 for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.
  • Gerstein Crisis Centre: Provides 24/7 crisis support.
  • Talk Suicide: Provides 24/7 crisis support
  • Toronto Community Crisis Service: Community-based service with multidisciplinary teams of crisis workers who will respond to non-emergency calls from people in crisis and requests for wellbeing checks..
  • Toronto Distress Centre: Service agency dedicated to providing timely emotional support and crisis intervention.
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: crisis line support for anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, domestic violence, sexual abuse and more. Available 24/7.


Mental Health Resources:

  • Across Boundaries: Helps racialized individuals with mental illness and/or addictions, offering services in a range of languages.
  • Hong Fook: Offers a range of supports to the East Asian and Southeast Asian community.
  • Ontario Psychological Association: Provides professional development, resources, networking, and referral services to find a psychologist.
  • Strides Toronto: Offers community, autism, developmental, and mental health support, services, and referrals in Toronto's east end.
  • The Access Point: Centralized application point for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing.
  • Warm Line (Progress Place): Provides confidential and anonymous support for adults.
  • Toronto Seniors Helpline (WoodGreen): Provides information and over-the-phone supportive counselling, de-escalation, and safety planning to seniors in emotional distress or crisis.


Youth/Family Services:

  • Black Youth Helpline: Specifically responds to the needs of Black youth and serves multicultural youth.
  • Caribbean African Canadian Social Services (CAFCAN): Supports Caribbean, African, and Canadian children, youth, and families with culturally sensitive programs and counselling.
  • Family Services Toronto: Helps individuals and families facing challenges through various resources, including counselling.
  • Kids Help Phone: Offers national service to all young people in Canada, available 24/7 through chat, phone, and text.
  • LGBT YouthLine: Provides peer support for 2SLGBTQ+ people aged 29 and under across Ontario.
  • Naseeha: An international hotline that provides tools and support for youth, particularly Muslim youth.
  • Red Door Family Shelter: Non-profit registered charity operating family and Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters in Toronto.
  • Trans Lifeline: Provides peer support for trans and questioning callers.


Indigenous Resources:


Call 911 if you are in an emergency, immediate danger, or medical distress.

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