Comforting Hands

Need support right away?

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. 

Support Services: 

  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

  • Good2Talk: 1-866-925-5454

  • 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 www.youthline.ca (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

Links

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 www.warmline.ca

  • 7 Cups of Tea – online peer and professional support:
    https://www.7cups.com/connect/