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Crisis Support

CMHA Ontario’s provincial office does not provide crisis support.

Are You in Crisis?

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis:

Feeling Suicidal or Think Someone Else Is?

If you are thinking of suicide or think someone else may be, there is help.  Call your local crisis line or mobile crisis team or the police, or go to the emergency room of your local hospital.

Looking for information about mental health, addiction, or gambling services and supports in your community? ConnexOntario can help.
For mental health services in Ontario, call 1-866-531-2600 (toll-free).
Visit the website to search the online directory of services.
Mental Health HelplineDrug & Alcohol HelplineProblem Gambling Helpline

Webchat with an Information and Referral Specialist.

Related Resources

Connex Ontario

Connex Ontario provides information about mental health services and supports in communities across Ontario. The information line is free, confidential, and anonymous. Or search the MHSIO database online.

CMHA Crisis Intervention Services

Find Your Local Branch for crisis intervention services in your community.

Safe Beds

Some areas of the Ontario have safe beds which are meant for assist people in crisis in address their immediate physical and mental health needs.

  • Call 1-866-531-2600 24 hours and day, seven days a week for more information


Assaulted Women’s Help Line

  • Toll-free in Ontario: 1-866-863-0511
  • Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres is made up of 35 hospital-based centres that provide 24/7 emergency care to women, children and men who have been sexually assaulted or who are victims or survivors of domestic violence (intimate partner) abuse.

Youth Help Lines

Kids Help Phone

  • 1-800-668-6868

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

  • Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-268-9688

Problem Gambling

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

  • 1-888-230-3505

Drugs and Alcohol

Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART)

  • 1-800-565-8603

Suicide Prevention

The Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre which equips individuals and organizations with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the risk of suicide.

Ontario Association of Suicide Prevention provides resources, education, facts and figures and news and upcoming events.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention provides information on where to find support; including a guide for early responders and a prevention toolkit for schools.  Their site also provides a listing of crisis centres.

Related Documents

Making Choices Guide
A listing of over 300 mental health services, supports and resources in Toronto, including crisis supports.

“Mental Health Crisis: Time for a Compassionate Response,” Network, Fall 2009
An issue of CMHA Ontario’s Network magazine focusing on mental health crisis, emergency rooms and related issues.