Finding Help

Are you in crisis?

Most of us go through life solving our day-to-day problems without needing help to cope with our feelings. But a severe illness, an accident or an emotional crisis can overwhelm us, at least temporarily, and suddenly we need help. In this section, you will find resources and tips on getting help when you need it most.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and requires emergency assistance:

  • Visit your local emergency department, or call 911
  • Contact one of the Crisis Response Programs below:

Talk Suicide

Call 1-833-456-4566 toll-free, any time – or text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight ET.  

If youre having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about someone else, Talk Suicide is here to listen. Connect to a crisis responder to get help without judgement. 

C.A.L.L. (Crisis Access Linkage Line) with Durham Mental Health Services

(905) 666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890

Operating 24 hours per day/seven days per week, our  C.A.L.L. service takes the guesswork out of accessing mental health services by providing  immediate access to: Crisis services, including immediate telephone support, a visit by a mobile crisis  team, or a stay in crisis beds.

Distress Centre Durham (905) 430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688

The Helpline is a good community resource to provide referral information pertaining to appropriate inquiries from the callers. The Helpline is available to the callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year!