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Youth 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

  • Kids Help Phone


    • Phone call: 1-800-668-6868

    • Text message: CONNECT to 686868

    • Facebook Messenger visit:

    • Kids Help Phone is a 24 hour online mental health service that offers free crisis support to all youth in Canada. They offer services in English and French. They also offer other services such as: counselling, education services about mental health, outreach services that connect youth to peers who have gone through similar experiences.

  • The Canada Suicide Prevention Service (Crisis Services Canada)


    • 24-hour crisis line: 1-833-456-4566

    • Text (4pm-midnight ET): 45645

    • CSC is a national network of distress, crisis, and suicide prevention line services. They are committed to supporting individuals from all cultures with crisis support. Their services are offered Canada wide; they are confidential, free, and available 24 hours, 7 days a week.



    • Text: 778-783-0177

    • Also offers an IM Chat online

    • is an online crisis and emotional support chat for any Canadian under the age of 30. Their services are open from 6pm-midnight, 365 days a year.

  • Hope for Wellness Help Line


    • Toll Free: 1-855-242-3310

    • Also offers online chat

    • Hope for Wellness Help Line offers crisis intervention and immediate counselling to all Indigenous individuals across Canada. This help line is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. They offer services in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

  • Youth Line


    • Phone crisis line: 1-800-268-9688 (6PM-9PM)

    • Text: 647-694-4275 (4PM-9:30PM)/E-mail:

    • Youth Line is a peer support help line that operates Ontario-wide. It is confidential, anonymous, and provides youth with the opportunity to chat with a peer support working if they are feeling distressed. Youth Line is not an immediate crisis line, their workers are not formally trained in crisis support, rather they provide youth with a chance to talk to someone who can relate to similar experiences.

  • Trans Lifeline


    • Canadian Lifeline: 877-330-6366

    • Trans Lifeline is an American organization with Canadian hotlines for all transgender and questioning individuals of all ages. They provide crisis, distress, and mental health phone lines. They are an all-inclusive organization that offers support in English and Spanish.

  • Black Youth Helpline


    • Help line: 416-285-9944

    • Toll free: 1-833-294-8650

    • Email:

    • Black Youth Helpline is an organization for black youth. Their services help youth come into contact with professionals that will provide culturally appropriate assessments to help youth identify the root causes of their problems. This is not a crisis line, rather a helpline that runs from 9am-10pm, 7 days a week.

  • Good2Talk- Post-Secondary Students


    • Crisis line: 1-866-925-5454

    • Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868

    • Good2Talk is an Ontario wide confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario. It provides student with a safe environment to talk through the issues impacting their mental health. Students can receive professional counselling, crisis support, and information/referrals about mental health support services.

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