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Many documents on this website deal with topics that may trigger some readers. Please engage in self-care, and know that help is available from many sources. Here are just some examples of mental health resources:


Government of Ontario

Ontario – Find Mental Health Support
Telephone: 1-866-797-0000

Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services


Government of Canada

Government of Canada - Indigenous Mental Health
Telephone: 1-855-242-3310

Hope for Wellness Help Line
Telephone: 1-855-242-3310


Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health Association – Provincial Mental Health Supports
Canadian Mental Health Association – Child and Youth Mental Health
Telephone: 1-800-875-6213


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH – Help and Resources
Telephone: 1-800-463-2338
CAMH – Francophone health and social services 

Family Care Centre by Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) and Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
Telephone: 1-866-925-4419

Kid’s Help Phone
Telephone: 1-800-668-6868

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Métis Nation of Ontario – 24 hour Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line
Telephone: 1-877-767-7572




Find your Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)




Tel: 1-866-345-0224
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.



Tel: 1-866-531-2600
Live web chat
Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7.


211 Ontario

Tel: Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-330-3213
Live web chat
Information and referral for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario.


Talk Suicide

Tel: 1-833-456-4566
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 ET.


Distress and Crisis Ontario

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.


Children’s Mental Health Ontario Centres

100 member organizations operating in every region in Ontario, providing treatment and support to children, youth, and families. Free. No referral required.


Find additional mental health services in your community here:


Anti-Black Racism & Mental Health Resources


Across Boundaries

Tel: (416) 787-3007
Across Boundaries has a holistic approach to mental health care includes many of the same services offered by other mental health agencies, but is also anchored in an anti-racist, anti-Black racism and anti-oppression framework.


Black Creek Community Health Centre

Tel: 416-249-8000 or 416-246-2388
At Black Creek, you have access to care from physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, chiropodists, social workers, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, health promotion and harm reduction providers, among others allied healthcare providers. Care team members collaborate for a holistic approach that considers practical factors to support your health, wellness, and wellbeing.​


Black Health Alliance

Web:  ​
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.


Rexdale Community Health Centre

Tel: 416-744-0066
Rexdale Community Health Centre provides Primary Health Care, Programs & Services in the North West region of Toronto.  ​ 


TAIBU Community Health Centre

Tel: 416-644-3536
TAIBU Community Health Centre offers Black-identifying clients from throughout the Greater Toronto Area access to primary care, health promotion and disease prevention programs in a culturally affirming environment.


Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

Women's Health in Women's Hands is a Community Health Centre for racialized women living in Toronto and surrounding municipalities. Our primary health care team of highly skilled health care professionals specialize in the health and wellness needs of racialized women and prioritizes those from African, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities.


Additional Anti-Black Racism Resources can be found here:


Indigenous Resources


National Indian Residential School Crisis Line:

Tel: 1-866-925-4419
Offers support to former residential school students and those affected. Available 24 hours.


Hope for Wellness Help Line

Tel: 1-855-242-3310
Live web chat
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.


Talk4healing (for Indigenous women)

Tel: Toll-free and text: 1-855-554-4325
Indigenous women can get help, support, and resources seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with services in 14 languages.


Lumino Health

Information and tools from Lumino Health and mental health partners.