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    Resources

    For Immediate Risk

    For individuals experiencing current risk of serious bodily harm to self or others, consider contacting one of these resources:

    • Call 911
    • Go to your local hospital emergency room
    • If risk of serious bodily harm to self: Canada Suicide Prevention Services (CSPS) (1-833-456-4566). For information see https://talksuicide.ca/
    • Call Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000)
    • Call a local distress centre (e.g., Distress Centres of Toronto at 416.408.4357) or your region’s local distress hotline which you can find at https://talksuicide.ca/community-resources
    • Go to a medical walk-in clinic (if during open hours)
    • Contact your primary care physician (if during his / her office hours)
    • Got to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Emergency Room at 1051 Queen Street West in Toronto

    For Non-Urgent Assistance

    Also, these online therapist search sites allow you to search specifically for clinicians specializing in helping people with suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviours, though the other resources above are more available than a therapist on an urgent basis.

    https://psychotherapymatters.com/find-a-provider/advanced/

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

     

    For Other Support

    Additional resources to consider, for obtaining local emotional support fairly quickly, include:

    • Assaulted Women’s Helpline (if applicable) (416.863.0511),
    • 1-866-887-0015 (for male survivors of abuse),
    • Seniors Safety Line (1-866-299-1011) (if applicable)
    • For Ontario Indigenous women: 1-855-554-HEAL
    • Gerstein Centre in Toronto (416.929.5200),
    • From 8pm to midnight (check with them for any hours updates) there is also the “Warm Line” (peer support) offered by Progress Place: www.warmline.ca (online chat), text 647-557-5882, or call 416-960-WARM (9276)

    For Children and Teenagers

    If you are a minor (under 18 years of age) and need assistance you can call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.

    Alternative Therapists (Private)

    Center for Interpersonal Relationships (https://cfir.ca/)
    CBT Associates (https://www.cbtassociates.com/)
    Psychotherapy Matters (https://psychotherapymatters.com/)

     

    About Justice System Affiliated Programs

    For information about anger management services affiliated with the justice system: In Toronto, consider contacting North York General Hospital , The John Howard Society of Toronto, and/or The Salvation Army; in Niagara, consider contacting the local mental health and addictions telephone support (1-866-550-5205) for referral information.

     

    Note that this post is not psychotherapy / counselling; please contact me or another professional if you require these services. If you need urgent support, consider Toronto Distress Centres at 416.408.4357. If you need immediate / emergency help, call 911 or consider going to your local Emergency Room. Note this post is for information only, does not imply that a professional relationship has been established with readers, is not advice, and does not imply intent to provide professional services to readers. Intended audience: Current adult residents of the Canadian province of Ontario only.