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


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


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


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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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Do you dread the thought of going to school or work? Contact a free hotline in Ontario, Canada for support.

We often hear that school and work are among our greatest responsibilities in life. So, when we struggle to get through the day’s tasks, activities, or social and professional interactions, it’s easy to feel like we’ve failed. There are 23 helplins in Ontario, Canada to reach out to for free support if you:

  • Often absentee yourself for headaches, flu, injuries and stomach bugs that you don’t really have.
  • Have trouble understanding tasks, assignments and lessons, and feel left behind or inadequate.
  • Feel isolated, withdrawn and constantly tired at school or work.
  • Constantly feel tired, lazy, sad or depressed, wishing you weren’t at work or school.
  • Use drugs, alcohol or self-harm to distract yourself from your problems at school or work.
  • Have difficulty following lessons or instructions, and feel unable to focus.
  • Have begun to ‘self-medicate’ with drugs or alcohol at or after school or work.
  • Feel so trapped and powerless about school or work that you consider suicide or self-harm.

Persistent worries about school or work can be detrimental to your mental health. You may feel socially anxious and have difficulty interacting with your peers. Perhaps you find it hard to keep up on tasks and assignments due to high levels of stress, an undiagnosed learning disorder or sensory impairment.

When such feelings persist for weeks, months or more, it may be time to reach for support. With the help of counselors or volunteers who understand how distress at school and work can impact on your wellbeing, you can find a meaningful path forward. Consider contacting a hotline in Ontario, Canada for free, private help.


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