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24/7 Support for Emotional Distress or Crisis, Including Suicide

1. Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: www.torontodistresscentre.com

Phone 416-408-HELP (4357)

Free confidential phone service for all ages

Translation available in many languages for crisis calls only

2. ConnexOntario: www.connexontario.ca

Phone 1-866-531-2600

Free confidential phone & chat service for all ages

 

3. Good2Talk: www.good2talk.ca

Phone 1-866-925-5454

Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Free confidential phone and text service for ages 17 to 25

Service available in French

 

4. Kids Help Phone: www.kidshelpphone.ca

Phone 1-800-668-6868

Text CONNECT to 686868

Chat midnight to 7 AM only

Free confidential phone, text and chat service for ages 5 to 20

Service available in French

 

5. Gerstein Crisis Centre: www.gersteincentre.org

             Phone 416-929-5200

             Free confidential phone service for all ages

             Translation available in many languages

 

 

6. 211 Central: www.211toronto.ca

             Phone 211

             TTY 1-888-340-1001

             Text 21166 - Chat Monday to Friday 7 AM to 9 PM only

Crisis Support for Abused Women & Seniors

1. Assaulted Women’s Helpline: http://www.awhl.org/

Phone 416-863-0511 or 1-866-863-0511

TTY service for people who are deaf or hearing impaired 416-364-8762 or 1-866-863-7868

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

Free confidential phone and text service for all ages

 

2. Senior Safety Line: http://www.eapon.ca/

Phone: 1-866-299-1011

Free confidential phone service for seniors and people concerned about a senior