Crisis  lines (available 24/7):

310 COPE (24/7, based in York Region, available all over Ontario) 1-855-310-2673

24.7 Crisis (24/7 calls, Peel Region) 1-888-811-2222

Gerstein Centre (24/7 calls, Toronto) 416-929-5200

Canada-wide suicide crisis line (24/7 calls, 4pm-12am ET texts) 1-833-456-4566 or text “HOME” to 686868 (previously for youth, expanded to all adults in 2020.)

Fem’aide (en francais, 24/7) 1-877-336-2433, ATS 1-866-860-7082

Assaulted Women’s Helpline (24/7, Ontario) 1-866-863-0511, TTY 1-866-863-7868

Trans Lifeline (peer-run fully anonymous distress line) 1-877-330-6366

Talk4Healing (24/7 support for and by indigenous women): 1-855-554-HEAL (4325),

Support Lines (hours vary)

LGBTQ+ Youthline (current text and online chat only, 16-29yo, Sun-Fri 4pm-9:30pm), 647-694-4275

Mental Health Service Directories

e-Mental Health

Connex Ontario

Free therapies/ Coaching

Bounce Back

Find a GP psychotherapist (covered by OHIP where available)


MindShift, by Anxiety Canada

Insight Timer (meditations and mindfulness)

Smiling Mind (meditations, info videos, mindfulness)


The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Guide to Regaining Emotional Control & Becoming Whole – Arielle Schwartz, PhD

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk 

Mind Over Mood – Greenberger and Padesky

10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques – Margaret Wehrenberg

10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques – Margaret Wehrenberg

7 Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman and Nan Silver

Don’t Panic – Reid Wilson

Burnout for Dummies – Eva Selhub, MD

Getting Over OCD – A 10 Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life – Jonathan S. Abramowitz

I’m Crazy – Adam Bourret

Overcoming Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours – Charles Mansueto et al

The Buddha and the Borderline – Kiera Van Gelder 

Pain is Really Strange – Steve Haines

The Ethical Slut – Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy

Whipping Girl – Julia Serano

Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws – Kate Bornstein

Videos/ podcasts

Guy Winch, Emotional First Aid 

The CBT Dive with Lady Ativan a.k.a Rahim Thawer, RSW

Dear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch

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