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


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


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Are you or someone you know self-harming? Reach out for support from a helpline in Ontario, Canada

It can be hard to control the urge to intentionally harm yourself, especially if hurting yourself helps release intense negative emotions. However, it’s important to get help when you’re ready because self-harm carries risks. There are 26 hotlines in Ontario, Canada that can help. Reach out if you experience the following:

  • Feeling like you're addicted to pain or hurting yourself
  • Feeling the need to escape or numb your feelings
  • Not wanting to die, but still feeling like you need the pain
  • Taking part in high-risk activities, disregarding safety
  • Searching for ways to self-harm
  • Feeling like your emotions are too difficult or overwhelming to deal with
  • Feeling like your head is spinning with thoughts and there's no other option to make it stop
  • Feeling like you're worthless

It’s normal to look for ways to relieve strong, negative emotions. Although it’s not talked about much, self-harm is a common strategy people use to deal with emotional turmoil. It may not seem like it, but there are other, healthy ways to deal with the pain you're experiencing.

There are compassionate counselors and volunteers in Ontario, Canada who care about what you're going through. Helpline staff are properly trained to support people who self-harm You can talk openly to them and receive understanding, warmth and zero-judgement. They will meet you where you're at, whether you just need to be heard, or you're looking for advice.

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


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