Distress centres and hotlines for those needed support in a crisis.
If you are in immediate danger, dial 911
- Distress Centre of Greater Toronto
24/7 emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention. Translation is available in many languages for crisis calls.
Call: 416-408-4357, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Text: 45645 between 4pm and midnight
- Kids Help Phone
24/7, national support service offering professional counselling, confidential information, referrals, and text-based support to young people
Call: 1-800-668-6969 or text CONNECT to 686868, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Gerstein Crisis Centre
24-hour community-based crisis services for adults 16+ who are dealing with mental health, concurrent, or substance use issues and are currently in crisis.
Telephone crisis line, mobile crisis team, community-based crisis beds, short term follow-up support, and referrals to other services.
Call 416-929-5200, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Translation in many languages is available.
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline
24/7 crisis counselling hotline for women facing or who have experienced abuse. Provides counselling, emotional support, information, and referrals
Crisis Line: 416-863-0511
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-7868
- Senior Safety Line (SSL)
Support for older adults who are being abused or at-risk of abuse. Family members and service providers can also call for information about community services.