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The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) is a grassroots, women and non-binary people run...


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For over 35 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY...


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Yellow Brick House provides life-saving services and prevention programs to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families,...


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The Seniors Safety Line is the only 24/7 crisis and support line for seniors in Ontario who have experienced any type of abuse...


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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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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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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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Get help now from a helpline in Ontario, Canada for trauma and PTSD

Traumatic experiences happen more often than you might think. Because they are so common and frequently highly distressing, Ontario, Canada has 31 to help people dealing with trauma and PTSD. Symptoms might involve:

  • Being easily angered or upset
  • Continued negative thoughts about a traumatic experience
  • Overwhelming negative emotions such as guilt, shame, sadness and anxiety
  • Intrusive thoughts about the traumatic event
  • Feeling on edge and finding it difficult to relax
  • Experiencing 'hypervigilance' or extreme alertness
  • Physical sensations such as pain, trembling, sweating or nausea
  • Flashbacks of a traumatic event

The thoughts and feelings linked to trauma and PTSD are all completely normal. It’s okay to feel whatever you feel – and you can do so without guilt or shame.

Know that there are people in Ontario, Canada trained to help you deal with whatever sensations you are experiencing. They understand what you are going through, and you can find a safe place to talk without feeling judged.

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


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