Help for Youth in Crisis

If you need immediate and confidential crisis support, below is a list of helpful resources. Click on any one to visit the website, or call the number listed.

For an emergency, call 911 or visit your closest hospital emergency department immediately. 


Youthdale Crisis Line

At any time, call: 416-363-9990
24/7 telephone support for anyone in Ontario worried about their immediate safety and mental health of that of a child or youth 


Toronto Distress Centres

At any time, call: 416-408-4357
24/7 telephone support for 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 
OR
For online chat from Wednesday to Sunday between 6pm and 2am
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, trans, two-spirit, queer and questioning youth.  Or https://www.youthline.ca/ to live-chat with a peer volunteer.


Gerstein Crisis Centre 

At any time, call: 416-929-5200
Crisis services for Toronto and York