In an emergency

If this is an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

You are in an emergency if the situation you’re in is:

  1. Serious,
  2. Unexpected, and
  3. Dangerous physically or emotionally to you, those around you or both.

If this is what you are facing, don’t wait to take action. Seconds can make the difference between catastrophe and recovery.


If an emergency is not what you are facing but you want confidential crisis support immediately, here are organizations that can respond. Click on the name of any one of them to be taken to its website, or call the number listed.


Youthdale Crisis Line

At any time call: 416-363-9990

24/7 telephone support to anyone experiencing or worried about the immediate safety and mental health of a child or youth in Ontario


Toronto Distress Centres

At any time call: 416-408-4357

24/7 telephone support to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and/or suicide prevention


Kids Help Phone

At any time call: 1-800-668-6868 


For online chat from Wednesday to Sunday between 6pm and 2am, click HERE.

National referral and information services for children, youth and young adults


LGBT Youth Line

Sunday to Friday, 4-9:30pm, call: 416-962-9688

Peer support phone line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth.


Gerstein Crisis Centre 

At any time call: 416-929-5200

Crisis services for Toronto and York.

For Our service options page please click HERE.