Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear hardship today.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Mental Health Resources
Reach an online community of individuals encountering similar challenges for support, advice and creative outlets to manage your thoughts and feelings. Offers coping and self-improvement tools, assessments, personalized suggestions and guided courses.
Website available 24/7/365
Focused on recovery and using a harm-reduction approach, ASYR provides treatment services, support, assistance, information and resources to individuals and groups struggling with addictions (including substances, alcohol, and gambling).
Call (905) 841-7007 or
Call (800) 263-2288
Provides a wealth of information, resources, innovative and up-to-date research on topics related to mental health and wellness. Offers inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs for children, youth and adults experiencing mental health challenges, concurrent disorders, addictions and problem gambling. Includes specialized programs targeting children, women, elderly, families, aboriginals, memory, pain management, schizophrenia, major depression, anxiety and more.
Offers a wealth of information, resources, programs, and community supports for individuals to promote mental wellness, recovery and resiliency.
Call 1-833-456-4566 (available 24/7)
Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.
24/7 helpline for any post-secondary student problems
An online tool that outlines self-care tools, coping skills, life skills and offers an anonymous self screening tool. Offers educational modules and meditation training.
Crisis Lines and Centres
Support, resources and counselling offered for children and adolescents via phone, text, or live chat on the website. Services are offered in both English and French.
Offers support for individuals ages 16 and above in crisis who are dealing with a significant mental health, concurrent, and/or substance use issues.
Referral Line: 416-929-0149 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Crisis Line: 416-929-5200 (available 24/7)
Offers both mental health and crisis response services. Mental Health services include individual support via case management and peer support services to individuals aged 16 and above with mental health needs, addictions or dual diagnoses (including mental health and developmental disability-related challenges).
Crisis Response Services. The crisis number is available 24/7; text and online live chat are available from 7am until midnight. Support teams (compromised of a crisis worker and a plain-clothed York Regional Police officer) can also provide timely mobile responses to crisis situations. This service is available from 10am until 10pm, 7 days a week
General Inquiries: 905-898-6455
Crisis Hotline: 1-855-310-2673 (COPE)
Crisis and/or emotional distress support offered via phone, online chat or text. Distress Centre of Greater Toronto also offers individual and group counselling and support programs for suicidal/homicidal ideations. Multilingual helplines also available (Mon-Fri, 10am-10pm)
Crisis/emotional support line: 416-408-4357
Text Support: 45645
Hospitals in York Region and Surrounding Areas
Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill
10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, 905-883-1212
COMING SOON: Mackenzie Health Vaughan
Ilan Ramon Blvd, Vaughan
381 Church Street, Markham, 905-472-7373
4 Campbell Drive, Uxbridge, 905-852-9771
North York General Hospital
4001 Leslie Street, Toronto, 416-756-6000
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, 905-895-4521