I need immediate help...
Crisis Helplines & Emergency Support:
Talk Suicide: 1-833-456-4566 or talksuicide.ca: "Offers toll-free support to people in Canada who have concerns about suicide. Phone line available 24/7 or text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight EST."
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."
ConnexOntario: 1-866 -531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca: "Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7."
Good2Talk Helpline: 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868. Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students.
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868. Youth mental health support available 24/7.
LGBT Q+ Youthline Ontario: 647-694-4275 + https://www.youthline.ca/ (chat, text and email currently available).
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
Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011
Immediate Virtual & Phone Therapy:
Wellness Together: 24/7 free and virtual counselling. Meet by phone or video, anytime! Mental health and substance abuse support.
What's Up Walk-In: Phone line for children, youth, young adults, and their families to receive free and immediate support.
Immediate Walk-in Counselling:
Walk-In Counselling Clinic Ottawa: Immediate walk-in support across Ottawa; check out the link to find locations and hours.
What's Up Walk-In (Toronto): Immediate walk-in support accross Toronto for children, youth, young adults, and their familis. Please check out the link to find locations and hours.
I need affordable therapy...
Virtual & In-Person:
Affordable Therapy Network: Low cost (under $65) and sliding scale ($70-$120) rates available in cities across Canada.
Open Path Collective: Nonprofit with sessions between $40-$70 ($30 for students) in cities across Canada.
Saint Paul Counselling Centre: Up to 30 appointments per person, with sliding scale & low cost rates for those residing in Ottawa.
I need online resources...
BounceBack: "A free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry."
Breaking Free Online: "A free online therapy tool designed to help Ontarians ages 16 and older reduce or stop the use of over 70 substances, such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs, including opioids."
Mind Beacon: Free mental health support for all Ontario residents. Its program is based in CBT.