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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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Concerned about a loved one's mental health? Contact a hotline in Ontario, Canada for guidance.

It's normal to be concerned when it seems like someone you care about is not acting like their usual self. You may wonder whether they are struggling with their mental health. 23 helplines are available in Ontario, Canada to offer you support and advice. Feel free to reach out if these signs seem familiar:

  • They are easily startled.
  • They seem to have a “I don’t care” attitude.
  • They seem secretive, like they're hiding something.
  • They have suddenly lost or gained a lot of weight.
  • They reject invitations to spend time together or hang out.
  • They are not doing activities that they used to do before.
  • They have told you they are struggling emotionally.
  • They have started posting worrying content on social media.

You may be unsure of how to support a loved one who is emotionally distressed. It can make you feel helpless to watch someone you care about suffer. There are ways you can be there for your loved one that are simple yet powerful.

Contacting a helpline in Ontario, Canada can put you in touch with a compassionate counselor. A helpline counselor can offer you helpful advice for supporting a loved one you're concerned about. You can also get help for any difficult emotions you may be experiencing as a result of your loved one's behavior.


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