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Crisis Resources

If you need help in an emergency or are in crisis:

  •   Visit your local emergency department or call 911
  •   Contact a distress centre in Ontario near you (phone numbers provided below)


Distress lines

Operated by various agencies.  When in need of someone to talk to. Open 24 hours a day (unless otherwise indicated).

Toronto Distress Centres (416) 408-4357 or 408-HELP

Gerstein Centre 416-929-5200

Telecare (Mandarin & Cantonese), 416-920-0497

Contact Centre Telecare Peel 905-459-7777, Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

Assaulted Women's Helpline 416-863-0511, Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511

Warm Line, Progress Place 416-960-9276 or 416-960-WARM, every day from 8pm to 12 midnight

Kids Help Phone at 1 800 668-6868

Distress Centre Peel 905-278-7208

Durham Crisis Line 905-666-0483

Oakville Distress Centre - 905-849-4541


Crisis addiction services 

Toronto Withdrawal Management System

1-866-366-9513 Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year. Central Access is a primary point of entry into the Toronto Withdrawal Management Services system referral system (operated by St. Michael’s Hospital)

Mobile crisis response teams (24hrs/7days)


•  Gerstein Centre Crisis Line - 416-929-5200 service borders: south to the lake, north to Eglington, east to Bayview to Danforth and then to Victoria Park, west to Jane St..

•  St. Mike’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department (911) accessible through police (no direct number).

North York/ Etobicoke:

•  Provided by St. Elizabeth Health Care 416-498-0043, Service borders: South to the lake to Jane, to Eglington, Eglington east to Victoria Park, north to Steeles, and west to Hwy 427

•  St. Joseph’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department (911) accessible through police (no direct number).

Scarborough/East York:

Scarborough Hospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team 416-495-2891. Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Ave., east to Port Union Rd., and west to Victoria Park

York Region:

•  Community Crisis Response Service, Distress Centre, 905-310-COPE (2673)

Peel Region:

•  Mobile Crisis of Peel 905-278-9036, (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)

•  Credit Valley Hospital 905-813-4141. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Statutory holidays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


•  St. Joseph’s Hospital Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST), 905-972-8338


•  Durham Crisis Services –905-666-0483


•  Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) 1-877-825-9011. Covers: Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton and Burlington

Dual Diagnosis crisis services

Peel Crisis Capacity Network 905 273-4900
Provides crisis response services within 24 hours to individuals with a developmental disability (including dual diagnosis) who are 11 years of age or older.


These services are provided for information only, without recommendation by CAMH.

CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
Eight offices across Ontario