Ontario Crisis Resources

Crisis Line

Click here for Chatline Welcome to Distress Centre Oakville Crisis Chat.  Crisis Chat lets you connect one-on-one, in real time, from your computer or smart phone with a Crisis Chat Volunteer during the hours of operation.  PLEASE NOTE: Current technology does NOT allow us to trace your identity or location.  If you need immediate assistance call 911. Our Distress Line is also available.  If you’d like to talk to a volunteer, please call 905-849-4541.


Click here for Chatline Ontario’s Online and Text Crisis and Distress Service.  We are currently in the soft-launch phase of this new service and would love to chat or text with you.

Drinking and Mental Health: Psychological Effects of Alcohol Abuse Addiction Resource Website 

Free 24/7 rehab helpline 888-459-5511


Alcoholics Anonymous Website –If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help.

Questions about A.A.?  Contact Peter Foy,  who after serving over 28 years retired from a police service in Ontario .  In 1986 after many years of dealing with depression, PTSD and  alcohol abuse Peter became a member of A.A. and has been sober for over 29 plus years.  Peter would welcome your inquiries as to how A.A. works or how it can help you.  Phone Number: 519-951-1613  or Email: peter.manpol@gmail.com


Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada  Website


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Website for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.


Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention Website We are the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, its Executive and Board, its members, friends, and supporters. We are Canadians who want to reduce suicide and its impact in Canada. We want to end the silence. We want to ease the suffering, to heal our communities and our neighbours, as we have healed ourselves. We are survivors of loss. Among us, we have lost children, parents, family member, neighbours, friends, patients. We want to end the silence and prevent others from experiencing such loss.


The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF)  Website is recognized charitable organization, assisting emergency personnel and communities involved in or exposed to critical incidents. With the revitalization of the CCISF, we have become one of the largest supporters of Emergency Services across Canada.

As a  national organization,  the purpose of the CCISF is to provide a national network of teams, trainers and resources that enable and enhance  crisis response. The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation further recognizes the need not only to support our active duty emergency personnel but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have died in the Line of Duty or by Suicide


Canadian Health Recovery Centre  Website – Our program challenges all the old assumptions about alcoholism and drug addiction.  Despite treatment, many people continue to live broken lives plagued by cravings, anxiety, depression, relapses and suicide. The statistics are alarming and disheartening:

  • 80 percent of treated alcoholics relapse after one year.
  • Nearly 25 percent of deaths among those treated for chemical dependency are due to suicide.
  • Each year, there are more addiction-related deaths than vehicle-related deaths.

Based on these statistics and we have made it our mission to build a treatment model that has a much higher success rate.

TOLL FREE INFO LINE: 1-844-539-2225   Calls Answered By An Addiction Specialist


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Website – Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.


Canadian Psychological Association  Website – People often access psychologists through local clinics and hospitals, upon referral from their family physicians, or upon the recommendation of friends, family members, religious leaders and teachers. Provincial and territorial associations of psychologists also often maintain referral services and can direct you to psychologists in your jurisdiction who work with problems such as yours. CPA maintains a listing of all the Provincial and Territorial Associations of Psychology.


The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)   Website  is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

CAMH Main switchboard (416) 535-8501 or 1(800) 463-2338 toll free
ACCESS CAMH (416) 535-8501 press 2  for information about accessing CAMH services. Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Addiction from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website

Alcohol Abuse from the Canadian Association of Mental Health Website

Suicide from the Canadian Association of Mental Health  Website


CONNECT for Mental Health Website  is a not-for-profit peer support organization run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. Together we provide support, education, and outreach to create a brighter legacy for mental health


DrugRehab.com Website – an organization that provides answers to the questions that people have about addiction and substance abuse.  Our website provides individuals with information to help them to overcome their illnesses, put addiction into the past, and to reclaim their lives.


eMentalHealth Website where you can find local resources, services, support and help for different mental health issues in your community.

e Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. – See more at MentalHealthCommision


First Responders First Website  PTSD Resource Toolkit

First responders are at least twice as likely to suffer from PTSD. There’s no need to suffer in silence. The help you need is here. This website offers resources and services for the First Responder community to understand the various steps of a PTSD program from managing a crisis through to implementing best practices into an existing program.

This site is designed to help employers establish a PTSD Prevention Plan and Program. The PTSD Toolkit of resources is launched by the Public Services Health and Safety Association and will serve as the leading Ontario resource for providing information on PTSD through existing channels tailored to the needs of each first responder sector. This site will include tools to help identify when a first responder might have a problem, where to seek help, best practices for employers and a source for ongoing news and events related to PTSD and mental wellness. Tools will be selected and made available for both employers and workers.


HeadsUpGuys.orgWebsite is a resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success.

Our team of clinicians, researchers, and mental health advocates bring together their expertise and personal experiences to provide you with this unique resource, HeadsUpGuys.

Kids Help Phone  Website

  • Phone counselling
  • Web counselling
  • For ages 20 & under
  • Free, 24/7
  • Anonymous & Confidential
  • Non-judgemental

Mental Health Works  Website is a nationally available program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace. Canada has just released a voluntary national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace in January 2013.


Mental Illness Foundation Website – mission is threefold: promote mental health, raise awareness among the public of the importance to prevent mental illnesses and contribute to reduce the suffering of those affected.


The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) Website has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Suite 736, 304 Stone Road West, Unit 3 Guelph, ON N1G 4W4
E-mail: info@mooddisorderscanada.ca
Tel:  519-824-5565  Fax. 519-824-9569


Plus Guidance Online Therapy Institute Website – Global On-line Therapy Access


PTSD Coach Online Website


Reason To Live Website – Provides information on suicide, how to cope with suicidal thoughts, as well as how to support a loved one that may be suicidal or who has lost someone to suicide. (Website)


Revivre Website  Anxiety and Mood Disorders


Self-Help –  CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Website Peer Support services for those dealing with mental health and/or addiction issues. Services include peer support groups, one-on-one support, and referrals to other resources. This organization has a closed Post-Traumatic Growth peer support group. For more information, contact the Site Facilitator.


Suicide Prevention Guide for First Responders  Website –  The World Health Organization created a guide for first responders on how to prevent and intervene in suicide and how to recognize suicide risk factors.