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So, you're in a bad spot. I'm really glad you came to this page. You're doing the right thing by reaching out for help. You deserve to feel better and get the help you need.
No matter what has happened already, you always have the power to reach out for help.
You will get through this.
I can't respond to your messages right away, so if you need immediate support, are at immediate risk, or are in crisis, please contact 911, your local emergency services department, or go to your nearest hospital for emergency help and support. There are non-medical and non-police resources below that may meet your unique needs.
I care about you. Take a deep breath, and try one of these numbers, links, or both.
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Toronto Distress Line: 416-408-4357
Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416-929-5200, TTY 416-929-9647
Crisis Services Canada (Suicide Prevention & Support): 833-456-4566 OR SMS: 45645 (4pm-midnight EST)
Trans Life Line: 877-330-6366
LGBTQ+ Youthline: 1-800- 268-9688
LGBT Youth Line – peer support by and for people 29 and under
Call 1-800-268-9688 | Text 647-694-4275 | Chat (4pm-9pm, closed Saturday)
Talk 4 Healing for Indigenous women: 1-855-554-HEAL
Anishnawbe Health 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Management Service: 1-855-242-3310
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: 416-597-8808
Assaulted Women's Helpline: 1-866-863-0511
TeleHealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse:1-866-887-0015
Crisis Outreach Service for Seniors (9-5 EST, daily): 416-217-2077
Emergency Shelter Access (24/7): 416-338-4766 or 1-877-338-3398
Toronto Substance Withdrawal Management System (24/7): 416 864-5040 or 1 866 366-9513
If you're safe and looking for walk/call-in services while you wait for ongoing counselling, here are some options:
EdgeWest Counselling Services, for youth <29: 416-652-4363
Sherbourne Health Centre Walk-In Counselling (Tues, noon): 416-324-4180
WoodGreen Community Walk-in Counselling (Tue & Wed, 4pm): (416) 572-3575
Family Service Toronto Open Door Walk-in Counselling (Wed, 3pm): 416-595-9230
Progress Place Warmline:
Call 416-960-9276 | Text 647-557-5882 | Chat
7 Cups of Tea – online peer and professional support: