Mental Health Crisis Lines

Programs that provide immediate assistance for people experiencing a mental health crisis such as a psychotic episode with the objective of defusing the crisis, often working closely with mobile crisis teams on standby, and helping the person develop a plan to link with resources for ongoing assistance, if required. A mental health crisis is a non-life threatening situation in which an individual exhibits extreme emotional disturbance or behavioural distress, is considering harm to him or herself or others, is disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a compromised ability to function, or is otherwise agitated and unable to be calmed. Other common indicators include feelings of intense sadness or depression, sleeping or eating problems, anxiety, severe distress, grief, anger or aggression, scattered, unfocused thinking, self-doubt, loss of motivation, lack of patience or irritability and paranoia. The service is generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text.

 

Services

Free and confidential helpline that provides professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario.  Operates in partnership with Kids Help Phone, ConnexOntario, Ontario 211, and Ontario Centre of Excellence for Chil

Non-profit organization offering mental health support for youth in the Halton region.

Non-profit organization offering mental health support for youth in the Halton region.

Confidential telephone support and crisis intervention. Provides referrals to local community supports and inpatient programs including the Good Shepherd Barrett Centre for Crisis Support.

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