Ontario Distress Centres | http://www.dcontario.org/centres.html
Free, confidential support and information. Visit the website for a phone contact in your area. Hours of operation vary, but most answer calls around the clock.
Talk 4 Healing | http://www.talk4healing.com | Distress (Crisis) Line 1-855-554-4325
Talk 4 Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.
Disaster Distress Helpline | https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline | 1-800-985-5590
The Disaster Distress Helpline, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
National Domestic Violence Hotline | https://www.thehotline.org | 1-800-799-7233 and/or TTY 1-800-787-3224
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
If this is not a crisis, you can find services close to home by searching the Ontario Health Care Options directory.
Honouring Life Network – Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Resources | http://www.honouringlife.ca
A website produced by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) to provide “culturally relevant information and resources on suicide prevention to help Aboriginal youth and youth workers dealing with a problem that has reached crisis proportions in some First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada.”
Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse | http://www.za-geh-do-win.com | 1-705-692-0420
Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse “researches, collects, catalogues, and distributes culturally relevant resources” for aboriginal communities across Ontario. Includes The Key – Aboriginal Mental Health Services/Support Directory for resources and services. The website focuses on issues of health, healing and family violence.
Talk Tobacco | talktobacco.ca | 1-833-998-8255
Talk Tobacco is a free, confidential telephone service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering culturally appropriate support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and commercial tobacco use to Indigenous communities.
LGBTQ Youth Line | http://www.youthline.ca/ | Text Us: 1-647-694-4275
A toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line for LGBTQ young people.
The Trevor Project (US) | http://www.thetrevorproject.org | 1-866-488-7386
A national U.S.-based site committed to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
Suicide Prevention General Resources
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) | http://suicideprevention.ca
CASP provides educational material and resources.
Ontario Suicide Prevention Network | http://www.ontariosuicidepreventionnetwork.ca
OASP providing information and resources to communities through the province of Ontario.
Mental Health First Aid | http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/
Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: First Aid Guidelines
Teen Mental Health (NS) | http://teenmentalhealth.org/for-families-and-teens/suicide/
Information and resources including several downloadable booklets such as Are You Coping with Suicidal Thoughts? and Have You Lost Someone to Suicide?
Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (BC) | https://psychhealthandsafety.org/cwstarfp
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts: A Resource for Patients
Here to Help (BC) | http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/factsheet/what-is-suicide
A general guide in plain language prepared by the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division.
Resources for Parents
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario | http://www.cheo.on.ca/en/suicideinfo | 1-613-737-7600
Information and specific guidance for parents on what to do if your child is at risk for suicide.
eMentalHealth.ca | https://www.ementalhealth.ca/
Children and Youth with Thoughts of Suicide: Guide for Parents and Caregivers