Crisis Lines & Resources


ReNu Counselling and Psychotherapy does not provide crisis services. If you are in crisis, please visit your local hospital, contact a crisis line, or call 911. 

Crisis Services Canada

Suicide prevention and support
Call: 1-833-456-4566

Distress Centre of Toronto

Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. Support is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Call: 416-408-4357

Gerstein Crisis Centre

Services include 24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, community support referrals, substance use crisis management, follow-up and access to short-term crisis beds.
Call: 416-929-5200

Black Youth Helpline

Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
Call: 416-285-9944

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape provides a free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week crisis line service. The Crisis Line is a private and confidential crisis intervention / support service.
Call: 416-597-8808

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse. #SAFE (#7233)
Call: 1-866-863-0511

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.
Call: 1-866-925-4419


Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7.
Call: 1-866-531-2600

Good2Talk Helpline

Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students. #SAFE (#7233)
Call: 1-866-925-5454

Kids Help Phone

Youth mental health support available 24/7. Text CONNECT to 686868
Call: 1-800-668-6868

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

CAMH provides a wide range of clinical care services for patients of all ages and families.
Call: 1-800-463-2338

LGBT Youthline

Youth Line provides service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of LGBT persons.
Call: 1-800-268-9688

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A free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.

Across Boundaries

Across Boundaries provides equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized people across the Greater Toronto Area.

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