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Port Colbourne number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing...


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Kamatsiaqut Nunavut Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone and text...


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Ottawa Distress Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in Ontario, Canada...


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Champlain District Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We help...


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The Halton Hills/Milton number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and...


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St. Catharines number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing...


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Grimsby number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly...


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The Oakville number for Distress Centre Halton, a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support...


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Outaouais Distress Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We are here to help everyone...


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Grey and Bruce Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone, adults in...


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Fort Erie number for Distress Centre of Niagara. We provide a free, confidential telephone support service, utilizing highly...


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24/7 Crisis Support Peel Dufferin provides 24/7, free and confidential support over . We are here to help everyone in Ontario,...


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Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK) is dedicated to providing free and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone...


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LGBT Youthline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here...


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The helpline, known as Prideline Durham is aimed at providing emotional support, crisis intervention, and community referral...


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Good2Talk (Ontario) is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone and text message...


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For over 30 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY...


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The Support Line is available to individuals from London,= and Middlesex who are 16+. All calls are confidential and volunteers...


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Are you feeling... Depressed? Lonely? Isolated? The Progress Place Warm Line is a service that is available for individuals who...


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The Seniors Safety Line is the only 24/7 crisis and support line for seniors in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse...


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Struggling with worry, anxiety or fear? Contact a hotline in Ontario, Canada for free support

If you're in Ontario, Canada and you're struggling with anxious thoughts, experiencing a panic attack, or think you may have anxiety, there are people who can help. There are 26 helplines in Ontario, Canada that help with anxiety. Anxiety is common and you're not alone in what you're experiencing – no matter how confusing or overwhelming it may feel. Anxiety symptoms may present like any of the following:

  • Feeling panicky
  • Struggling to control thoughts and feelings that are centered around things you're worried about
  • Feeling like something bad is going to happen
  • Overthinking social situations or conversations
  • Excessive worry
  • Feeling weak or exhausted by your thoughts
  • Scary thoughts that feel like they came out of nowhere
  • An upset stomach from nerves

These are all typical signs of anxiety. For some people, these feelings and thoughts are mild. For others, they are sudden, intense and terrifying, making them even wonder if they are dying. Anxiety can be extremely challenging to deal with and can cause you to feel alone in what you're going through.

Even though anxiety can feel isolating, many people will experience it at some point in their lives. There are people in Ontario, Canada who understand what you're going through and can help you to regain a sense of control over your thoughts and feelings.

If you feel like you might need support with anxiety, try reaching out to a hotline in Ontario, Canada. It's free and confidential.


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