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Helplines in Ontario, Canada.

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The 24/7 COAST Crisis Line is staffed by skilled workers who support individuals requiring crisis support. People who receive...


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


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Reach Out is a bilingual 24/7 information, support and crisis service for people with mental health or addiction concerns...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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Telecare Distress Centre - Peterborough provides free and confidential support and information over the phone and online chat....


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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 25 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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