Supports for Mental Health

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Mental health is just as important as physical health. Almost 30% of Ontarians will experience a mental health or addiction problem at some point in their lives. If you or someone you know needs support, Ontario offers several options for free, confidential help with mental health and addiction concerns.

ConnexOntario provides treatment service information if you have problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol or mental health. You can:

Call toll free: 1-866-531-2600
Live web chat

You can learn more about local resources and advice to support good mental health from Ottawa Public Health 

Access self-led telephone or online therapy for stress, anxiety and depression through Bounce Back Ontario

Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT), a practical, short-term program delivered online through Mind Beacon

Find mental health resources for children and youth across Ontario

Talk to or Text a Counselor with Kids Help Phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Visit the website
Call 1-800-668-6868
Text CONNECT to 686868
Find resources near you

Talk or text mental health support for post-secondary students (Age 17-25) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Visit the website
Call 1-866-925-5454
Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Find specific resources

Mental health and addiction services
Healing after violence
Distress and crisis services
Newcomers to Ontario (available in multiple languages)

Children and Youth

Mental health services
Signs and symptoms
Mental health resources in schools

Indigenous communities

Aboriginal Health Access Centres
Indigenous children and youth
CAMH Aboriginal Service

Resources at work

Mental health resources for farmers
First responders and PTSD
PTSD first responders’ toolkit
Health care workers and COVID-19