Distress Help Line: If you are in crisis or need emotional support, you can call the Distress Help Line 24/7 at 416-408-4357 (HELP). If this is an emergency, call 911.
SMART Recovery online community: SMART RECOVERY is an addiction support group where participants learn self-empowering skills and support each other in recovery. Includes online text- and voice-based SMART Recovery Groups online, as well as groups in the community.
The Big White Wall: a 24/7 online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programs, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we’ll help you get through it. Includes community supports, focused courses, self-assessment, self-improvement tools, and assistance from clinically trained ‘Wall Guides’ to help you.
Bounce Back: a guided self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression in which a coach supports you in working through a series of workbooks aimed at improving your emotional well-being. Once your family doctor or nurse practitioner refers you to the program, you will be contacted by a Bounce Back coach within five days to schedule a telephone appointment. The program usually involves three to six telephone sessions with your coach, which you can do from the comfort of your home. Together, you and your coach will select the workbooks that are most relevant to your needs. Popular topics include: being assertive, changing unhelpful thinking, and overcoming sleep problems. Find out more and get the referral form for your family doctor/nurse practitioner here.
Coordinated Access to Addiction Services: a telephone-based assessment and referral service to help you identify programs you might need other than St. Michael’s Homes. If you are looking for a service in the Toronto area for women, for gambling or other process addictions, or a specialized program to meet your needs, you can call CAAS at 1-855-505-5045
Connex Ontario’s Drug & Alcohol, Mental Health and Problem Gambling Helplines are online and telephone-based information and referral services to help you identify programs and services you might need. If you are looking for substance use services in Ontario, you can call 1-800-565-8603