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Adult Crisis Supports

If you are experiencing significant distress and/or having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, it may be helpful to connect with a Crisis Service for support. Below is a list of some supports offered across the province of Ontario.

If there is a resource not mentioned below, please let us know and we will be sure to add it.

The Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) also has a webpage with some Crisis Resources.

  • Suicide Crisis Help Line

  • Health Sciences North Crisis Help (Greater Sudbury, ON)

    • crisishelp.ca

    • 705-675-4760 

    • Available 24/7.

    • In-person help at 127 Cedar St., Sudbury ON, 7 days a week from 8:30am to 10:00pm ET.
       

  • ConnexOntario 

    • www.connexontario.ca 

    • 1-866 -531-2600

    • Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling.

    • Available 24/7.
       

  • Talk Suicide

    • talksuicide.ca

    • 1-833-456-4566

    • Offers toll-free support to people in Canada who have concerns about suicide.

    • Phone line available 24/7

    • Text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight ET.
       

  • Distress and Crisis Ontario

    • http://www.dcontario.org/

    • Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    • The website also offers a chat function.
       

  • Talk4healing (for Indigenous women)

    • 1-855-554-4325
       

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline

    • TOLL-FREE: 1-866-863-0511

    • TOLL FREE TTY: 1-866-863-7868

    • #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus Mobile

    • 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.
       

  • Ontario Caregiver Helpline

    • 1-833-416-2273

    • Live chat also available at https://ontariocaregiver.ca/

    • Provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support.

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