Ontario Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), or call your local crisis centre.

Distress and Crisis Ontario

Distress Centres (DCs) across Ontario offer instant support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for anyone who is feeling lonely, depressed, suicidal, or struggling otherwise. Most centres operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and include Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call-out programs for seniors and other vulnerable populations, mental health crisis lines, and more.

Find a centre near you

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

Since 1967, Distress Centres of Greater Toronto has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable. We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.

Alcoholics Anonymous®

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

First Responders First

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.

Relief - The path of mental health

It’s completely normal to encounter ups and downs in our lives.

They shape who we are, and make us all unique. But for people living with anxiety, depression or bipolarity, and their loved ones, the hills can turn into mountains.

Canada Wide Crisis Resources

Anxiety Canada™

Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

We are the developers of the award-winning free MindShift™ CBT app for iOS and Android devices, which helps Canadians manage anxiety using scientifically proven strategies.

Alcoholics Anonymous®

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

(CAMH) The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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.

Alcohol | Addiction | Anxiety Disorders | Depression | Suicide

CAMH Main switchboard 1(800) 463-2338 toll free.

Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention

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.

Canadian Health Recovery Centre

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 Psychological Association

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.

(CCISF) The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation

The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF) 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.

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Centre for Suicide Prevention is a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, CSP is an education centre with the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources. Suicide prevention is everyone's business.

(CMHA) Canadian Mental Health Association

Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.

Thinking of suicide? Please call 1-833-456-4566 toll free (In QC: 1-866-277-3553), 24/7 or visit www.crisisservicescanada.ca.

CONNECT for Mental Health

CONNECT for Mental Health 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.ca – a free resource for drug and alcohol addiction in Canada. We have helped and refer thousands of people to get help with their addiction.

e Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

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

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Whether by phone, text or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.

Our service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.


Legacy Place Society

Legacy Place Society is the CONFIDENTIAL home away from home that supports First Responders and Military Personnel individually or as a family in providing accommodations during times of family crisis within marriages or for medical attention (Counselling, cancer, occupational stress injury, post traumatic stress, surgery, etc).

Mental Health Works

Mental Health Works is a nationwide social enterprise of the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division.
We provide capacity building workshops, presentations, and webinars that are person centred, evidence based, and solutions focused.

We’ll help you build mental health awareness, teach you how to respond to challenging situations, and collaborate with you to create a healthier, safer workplace.

Suicide Prevention Guide for First Responders

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.