Where to go in Toronto if you are struggling with your mental health?
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (MSSS) is holding an awareness campaign with the goal of encouraging those with symptoms of a possible anxiety disorder, and their loved ones, to get information and seek help. (Photo: Shutterstock)
TORONTO -- Here is a list of places where you can seek additional resources or assistance if you or someone you know is struggling with your mental health:
- Distress Centres of Toronto: The Distress Centre offers emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and can connect people to emergency services.
- Gerstein Centre: This centre offers 24-hour community-based mental health crisis services.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): As Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and research centers, CAMH offers a number of services and programs.
- Telehealth Ontario: Anyone call call Telehealth Ontario for free health advice or information from a registered nurse.
- Mobile Crisis Units and Services: Employees with this unit will assess the situation over the phone or at a person’s home and provide immediate assistance.
- Warm Line, Progress Place: Progress Place offers a chat line where people can talk on the phone, over text or online with a peer support worker.
- Kids Help Phone: The Kids Help Phone provides 24-hour-a-day support for young people.
- LGBT Youthline: This hotline offers confidential peer support over the phone, text, or online chat.
- Good2Talk: This helpline provides confidential support to post-secondary students.
- Toronto Seniors helpline: 416 -217-2077
- Senior Safety Line : 1-866-299-1011
- TTC Crisis Link: The poster and payphone program encourages people contemplating suicide to use the payphone in waiting areas on each platform.
- SPIDER Program (Specialized Inter-divisional Enhanced Response)
- Victim Services Toronto
- Ontario Victim Services
- PFLAG: This organization offers monthly support meetings and one-on-one telephone support to Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ communities.
- Assaulted Women's Help Line: The helpline provides 24-hour support in more than 200 languages.
- 24/7 Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol and Ontario Problem Gambling Helplines
- Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre has a 24 hour crisis phone line for survivors of rape and sexual assault.
- Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors (COSS)
- Human Trafficking hotline
- Services for seniors in Toronto
- Toronto Withdrawal Management System Central Access
- Family doctor and mental health professionals
- Mental Health Service Information Ontario (MHSIO);
- Ontario Self-Help Resource Centre
- Ontario Peer Development Initiative
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT);
- Local Health Integration Network
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact Crisis Services Canada (1-833-456-4566 or text 45645), Centre for Suicide Prevention (1-833-456-4566).
If you need immediate assistance, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.