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Distress Centre Durham helps people in distress to cope, by providing emotional support, crisis/suicide management and...


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


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


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


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Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK) is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental volunteer-based support service. Our aim is...


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The Distress Line for Guelph Wellington, operated by Compass Community Services, uses trained volunteers to provide emotional...


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If you are in crisis or experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the crisis line at 346-8282 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,...


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If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, it can be tough to know where to turn. You’re not alone in...


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


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LGBT YouthLine is a non-judgemental, confidential, and informed peer support service for 2SLGBTQ+ and questioning youth (ages...


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Hope + Me offers you a supportive and safe space to connect with trained mental health professionals and peer support workers...


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Are you feeling….. Depressed? Lonely? Isolated? The Progress Place Warm Line is an anonymous and confidential service that is...


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Get free, confidential support from a depression hotline in Ontario, Canada

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. When you're depressed you feel sad on most days and you may find it difficult to keep up with life's demands.

If you're in Ontario, Canada and this sounds like you, then 30 hotlines are available and ready to support you. Consider reaching out if you notice these signs and symptoms of depression:

  • You could feel slower in your movement, speech, and reactions than usual
  • Things that used to bring you joy mean nothing to you now
  • You feel worthless and deserving of disgust
  • You could be sleeping excessively
  • Sometimes, you feel dead inside
  • You feel down in the dumps
  • You don’t care for your hobbies or work
  • You became irritable for no reason

Depression can be a response to a loss or great stress in your life. However, it can also happen for no obvious reason. Both experiences are fairly common but depression can make it feel like nobody will relate to what you're going through.

Depression can make you feel like a burden to others so you may be hesitant to ask for help. However, there are helpline volunteers and counselors in Ontario, Canada who care about your situation and want to help. Sharing your feelings with a compassionate listener can help you feel supported and less alone.

If you feel like you might need support with feelings of sadness, depression or hopelessness, try reaching out to a hotline in Ontario, Canada. It's free and confidential.


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