The following Toronto-based hotlines are always open (24/7) for those in crisis:

Distress Centre of Toronto: 416-408-HELP (416-408-4357) (an online chat option is also available at intervals)

Gerstein Crisis Centre:  416-929-5200 


For  LGBTQ youth 26 and under, Sundays-Fridays 4:30-9 pm

Youth Line: 416-962-9688 (text: 647-694-4275 or online chat option)


For police or medical attention: 911


I am not a crisis worker, although I will collaborate with other professionals at your request
(per our confidentiality agreement).