In crisis and need immediate support?
An emergency may involve your safety and well-being or that of another person being at risk, including thoughts and plans about harming yourself or someone else.
If you are in crisis and in need of immediate attention, please call 911 or go to the emergency department of your closest hospital.
If you are on or nearby campus St. Michael's Hospital is located at 30 Bond Street (the emergency department is at the intersection of Victoria Street and Shuter Streets). The phone number for St. Michael's Hospital emergency department is: 416-864-5094.
Alternatively, get help by calling one of the following local crisis lines:
Gerstein Centre Crisis Line
Crisis intervention including phone line, mobile unit, ten-bed stay crisis House, and hospital referral. Staff provides supportive counselling for immediate crisis issues, and referrals to other services for ongoing, non-crisis issues. Serves people in the City of Toronto. Tel: 416-929-5200
A free confidential and anonymous service, Good2Talk offers post-secondary students 24/7 professional counselling, mental health information and connection to local resources. Tel: 1-866-925-5454
Telus Health Student Support
All TMU students can access 24/7 mobile counselling or crisis support with TELUS Health Student Support by:
Download the TELUS Health Student Support app today and connect with a counsellor anytime by chat or telephone. Also access resources on Health, Living Away, Relationships and Student Life. Access on-demand fitness and mental health assessment tools as well as a peer-to-peer online student community.
Access phone support anytime of the day by calling 1-844-451-9700 from anywhere in Canada and the USA.
Anywhere else in the world, call 001-416-380-6578.
For students without access to a smartphone or tablet, that require chat support and self-help resources online at https://www.keepmesafe.org/ca-us/support-and-access.php (external link)
Assaulted Women's Helpline
Confidential telephone service providing crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, and information and referrals for emergency shelters, counselling legal services and other community services. Tel: 416-863-0511 (Crisis Line), 1-866-863-0511 (Crisis Line - OUTSIDE GTA), 416-364-4144 (Admin Line)
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Provides assessments, crisis intervention, counselling and services to prevent child abuse and neglect. Tel: 416-924-4646
Distress Centres of Toronto
Immediate emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention over the phone. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Tel: 416-408-4357 (408-HELP)
For those 20 years old and under, Kids Help Phone provides emotional support for a wide range of social and emotional concerns. Tel: 1-800-668-6868
Lesbian, Gay, Bi Trans Youth Line
Peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited & questioning youth, 26 & under. Tel: 416-962-9688
St. Michael’s Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services - Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT)
Mobile crisis intervention team responds to 911 emergency and police dispatch calls involving emotionally disturbed individuals, from 1 pm to 11 pm seven days a week. Call 911 to request the crisis team’s services. Tel: 911 (Emergencies), 416-808-2222 (Non-emergencies)
The Integrated Community Mental Health Crisis Response Program
A 24-hour crisis line, seven day/week mobile crisis service for Etobicoke and North York, provides links to emergency/respite housing. Support available in the consumer?s home or at a meeting place of their choice. Telephone access and support given to family members, significant others, and caregivers. Tel: 416-498-0043
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre /Multicultural Women Against Rape
Crisis intervention, counselling and referral for survivors of rape/sexual assault. Tel: 416-597-8808 (Crisis Line), 416-597-1171 (Admin Line)