Crisis/Distress

Many Canadians live with mental health issues and illnesses. Symptoms can be managed, and experiencing changes or differences in the intensity of symptoms can be a normal part of recovering from, or living with, a mental illness. When the symptoms become suddenly worse, or intense, some people may need urgent emergency help. They may be at risk of hurting themselves or others. A mental health crisis may include situations related to suicide, addiction, violent behaviour, severe depression, or anxiety. If you feel you could use the guidance of a counselor to help answer questions or face mental health challenges, for either yourself, a friend, or loved one, we are here to provide you with the resources you need. If you are in need of urgent, or emergency sources of support and information to help manage a mental health crisis, Kinjunxion is here to help.

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Dragons in distress

Asia's miracle economies in crisis

Macroeconomic Determinants of Banking Crisis/distress in Nigeria

News in Distress

The Southeast Asian Media in a Time of Crisis

DBT? Skills Training Manual, Second Edition

From Marsha M. Linehan--the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)--this comprehensive resource provides vital tools for implementing DBT skills training. The reproducible teaching notes, handouts, and worksheets used for over two decades by hundreds of thousands of practitioners have been significantly revised and expanded to reflect important research and clinical advances. The book gives complete instructions for orienting clients to DBT, plus teaching notes for the full range of mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills. Handouts and worksheets are not included in the book; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all the handouts and worksheets discussed, as well as the teaching notes. The companion volume is available separately: DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition. New to This Edition *Handouts and worksheets (available online and in the companion volume) have been completely revised and dozens more added--more than 225 in all. *Each module has been expanded with additional skills. *Multiple alternative worksheets to tailor treatment to each client. *More extensive reproducible teaching notes (provided in the book and online), with numerous clinical examples. *Curricula for running skills training groups of different durations and with specific populations, such as adolescents and clients with substance use problems. *Linehan provides a concise overview of "How to Use This Book." See also DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition, a spiral-bound 8 1/2" x 11" volume containing all of the handouts and worksheets and featuring brief introductions to each module written expressly for clients. Plus, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, the authoritative presentation of DBT. Also available: Linehan's instructive skills training videos for clients--Crisis Survival Skills: Part One, Crisis Survival Skills: Part Two, From Suffering to Freedom, This One Moment, and Opposite Action.

Inside the Crisis

An Empirical Analysis of Banking Systems in Distress

Using aggregate and bank level data for several countries, the paper studies what happens to the banking system in the aftermath of a banking crisis. Contemporary crises are not accompanied by declines in aggregate bank deposits, and credit does not fall relative to output, although the growth of both deposits and credit slows down substantially. Output recovery begins in the second year after the crisis and is not led by a resumption in credit growth. Banks, including the stronger ones, reallocate their asset portfolio away from loans.

Resolving Residential Mortgage Distress: Time to Modify?

In housing crises, high mortgage debt can feed a vicious circle of falling housing prices and declining consumption and incomes, leading to higher mortgage defaults and deeper recessions. In such situations, resolution policies may need to be adapted to help contain negative feedback loops while minimizing overall loan losses and moral hazard. Drawing on recent experiences from Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and the United States, this paper discusses how economic trade-offs affecting mortgage resolution differ in crises. Depending on country circumstances, the economic benefits of temporary forbearance and loan modifications for struggling households could outweigh their costs.

Crisis

How to Help Yourself and Others in Distress Or Danger

Moving beyond books that address a single type of crisis (e.g. death of a child; diagnosis of a serious illness; sexual assault). Its focus is on helping the general reader and non-specialists recognize common signs of crisis across a range of life challenges. It shows how unexpected events, e.g. death of a loved one or diagnosis of a serious illness often intersect with life cycle transition points (i.e., adolescence, mid-life, old age) and can leave people more vulnerable to slipping into crisis-especially when lacking one's usual social supports. Through extensive use of stories, the book aims to help people identify and respond appropriately to the typical feelings and behaviors when facing traumatic events and life-threatening crisis. For example, some people in acute crisis express a fear of "going crazy" or have thoughts of suicide or violence toward others. Readers will learn that the high anxiety typical of crisis is normal, not usually a sign of mental illness. Whether or not critical life events result in crisis depends on the type, timing, and interpretation of the event, the person's life cycle development phase, history of healthy coping, and available timely support. In sum, the book's central theme is crisis as both danger and opportunity.

Central Bank Reserves and Sovereign Wealth Management

This is an edited collection of essential readings on Reserves Management and Sovereign Wealth Management, from the recent SAA conference organized by the Bank for International Settlements, the European Central Bank and the World Bank Treasury. It offers an exchange of views on technical and implemental issues of financial models.

Financial Crisis

The United States in the Early Twenty-First Century

This book offers a critical look at prominent theories of financial crisis to try to understand how prepared the profession is for identifying the next financial crisis. An analysis of the first financial crisis of the twenty-first century serves as a starting point for rethinking the efficacy of existing economic models and theories.

Dragons in distress

Asia's miracle economies in crisis

A Guide to Crisis Intervention

This new edition of Dr. Kristi Kanel’s A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 4E covers the fundamentals of situational and developmental crises, how they occur, and of how they have been managed since the 1940s. Kanel discusses traditional counseling models as they relate to crisis intervention, and shows how they have been incorporated into her model, the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention, which is used by both paraprofessionals and professionals. Presented in detail, the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention is an ideal model for use in any mental health setting with all populations in a crisis situation. The text provides detailed examples of specific crisis situations, including cultural crises, developmental crises, trauma crises, post traumatic stress disorder crises (PTSD), crises of personal victimization, substance abuse crises, and crises related to loss, terminal and serious illness, and disabilities. Kanel also explores suicide assessment and the use of the Mental Status Exam. Every chapter offers case vignettes to aid students in practicing the skills presented in the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Benefits and Costs of Intervening in Banking Crises

This paper provides a framework to assess the benefits and costs of intervening in a banking crisis. Intervention involves liquidity support and resolution actions. Principal benefits of intervention include avoiding panic and eliminating the economic costs of distorted incentives. Principal costs include fiscal costs and the economic costs of delay. The government’s main decision concerns the length of the resolution horizon—whether to adopt a deliberate or an aggressive resolution strategy. Dominant factors affecting net benefits are the relative size of the banking system and the loss liquidation rate on assets financed by bank loans.

Project Linus Canada - Project Linus Canada, Burlington Chapter - Burlington Chapter

A non-profit volunteer organization which collects and arranges for the distribution of knitted, crocheted or sewn comforting blankets to children and youth in a crisis situation such as a home fire, serious illness diagnosis or loss of a parent/sibling

Volunteers make and donate whole blankets and quilts, or squares which are assembled into blankets and quilts, that are given to children and youth through hospitals and other agencies

Contact to ask about materials, dimensions and other details regarding blankets and component squares

Completed blankets or squares can be dropped off at:
* Michaels: 1250 Brant St, Suite 6, Burlington, 289-798-0077
* Spun Fibre Arts: 2464 Lakeshore Rd W, #4, Oakville, 905-681-7786

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This listing shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741
* online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177
* online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 1-877-825-9011
* TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support
* text 45645- available daily from 4 pm-12 midnight

Big White Wall:
* online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 17 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868
* text CONNECT to 686868
* online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310
* online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL
* or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counselling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708
* TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

VETS (Veterans Emergency Transition Services) Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

LGBTTQQ2SI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
* Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9:30 pm
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688
* TTY 416-962-0777
* text 647-694-4275
* email: askus@youthline.ca
* online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, daily 10 am-4 am
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line 905-875-1555
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* 24 hour anti-human trafficking crisis support line 289-837-3999 * advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE)
* TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Assaulted Women's Helpline:
* 24 hour crisis line 416-863-0511 * Toll free 1-866-863-0511
* TTY 416-364-8762 * Toll free 1-866-863-7868
* telephone crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services
* ages 16 and up

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600 * toll free 1-833-654-4217
* TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and their children in crisis, due to domestic abuse, violence and/or homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 24 hour crisis line 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full listing here)
For children in need of care/protection report to either:
Halton Children's Aid Society toll free 1-866-607-5437
OR
Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000
* TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

Distress Centre Halton - Distress Centre - Oakville Office

Registered charity that supports people in the community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress * provides telephone support on the Distress Line 365 days a year * provides online support with Crisis Chat/Text during limited hours
  • all services are confidential, anonymous, free and available to all age groups
  • staffed by volunteers who receive extensive training including communication, sensitivity, crisis management and active listening

Distress Line
  • listening, befriending and crisis intervention by telephone

Chat and Text
  • connects one-on-one with a Chat volunteer in real time, from the user's computer
  • text available at 647-557-6250
  • click here for more information and next session date

TeleCheck
  • 10 minute check-in phone call to provide medication or appointment reminders, and to check on client's well-being

Training and Workshops (fee-for-service)
  • safeTALK training

Distress Line volunteer opportunities available * must meet certain criteria and attend all mandatory training sessions * contact for more information

Project Linus Canada - Project Linus Canada, Oakville Chapter - Mailing Address - Oakville Chapter - Mailing Address

Volunteers knit, crochet or sew and donate part (squares) or whole blankets/quilts, that are used to make blankets for children in crisis

* serious illness diagnosis
* loss of a parent/sibling
* distributed to individuals, Ronald McDonald House, Halton Women's Place, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital

Distress Centre Halton - Distress Centre - Oakville Office

Registered charity that supports people in the community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress * provides telephone support on the Distress Line 365 days a year * provides online support with Crisis Chat/Text during limited hours
  • all services are confidential, anonymous, free and available to all age groups
  • staffed by volunteers who receive extensive training including communication, sensitivity, crisis management and active listening

Distress Line
  • listening, befriending and crisis intervention by telephone

Chat and Text
  • connects one-on-one with a Chat volunteer in real time, from the user's computer
  • text available at 647-557-6250
  • click here for more information and next session date

TeleCheck
  • 10 minute check-in phone call to provide medication or appointment reminders, and to check on client's well-being

Training and Workshops (fee-for-service)
  • safeTALK training

Distress Line volunteer opportunities available * must meet certain criteria and attend all mandatory training sessions * contact for more information

Good Shepherd Centres - Barrett Centre for Crisis Support

A crisis response program serving the needs of individuals in the community who are experiencing a crisis and need support but do not require a hospital stay, or are transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization, back to the community. Offers 10 beds, in-person counselling, and telephone counselling. Collect calls are accepted.

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This listing shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741
* online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177
* online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 1-877-825-9011
* TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support
* text 45645- available daily from 4 pm-12 midnight

Big White Wall:
* online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 17 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868
* text CONNECT to 686868
* online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310
* online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL
* or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counselling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708
* TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

VETS (Veterans Emergency Transition Services) Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

LGBTTQQ2SI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
* Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9:30 pm
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688
* TTY 416-962-0777
* text 647-694-4275
* email: askus@youthline.ca
* online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, daily 10 am-4 am
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line 905-875-1555
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* 24 hour anti-human trafficking crisis support line 289-837-3999 * advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE)
* TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Assaulted Women's Helpline:
* 24 hour crisis line 416-863-0511 * Toll free 1-866-863-0511
* TTY 416-364-8762 * Toll free 1-866-863-7868
* telephone crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services
* ages 16 and up

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600 * toll free 1-833-654-4217
* TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and their children in crisis, due to domestic abuse, violence and/or homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 24 hour crisis line 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full listing here)
For children in need of care/protection report to either:
Halton Children's Aid Society toll free 1-866-607-5437
OR
Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000
* TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This listing shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741
* online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177
* online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 1-877-825-9011
* TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support
* text 45645- available daily from 4 pm-12 midnight

Big White Wall:
* online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 17 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868
* text CONNECT to 686868
* online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310
* online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL
* or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counselling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708
* TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

VETS (Veterans Emergency Transition Services) Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

LGBTTQQ2SI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
* Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9:30 pm
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688
* TTY 416-962-0777
* text 647-694-4275
* email: askus@youthline.ca
* online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, daily 10 am-4 am
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line 905-875-1555
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* 24 hour anti-human trafficking crisis support line 289-837-3999 * advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE)
* TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Assaulted Women's Helpline:
* 24 hour crisis line 416-863-0511 * Toll free 1-866-863-0511
* TTY 416-364-8762 * Toll free 1-866-863-7868
* telephone crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services
* ages 16 and up

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600 * toll free 1-833-654-4217
* TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and their children in crisis, due to domestic abuse, violence and/or homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 24 hour crisis line 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full listing here)
For children in need of care/protection report to either:
Halton Children's Aid Society toll free 1-866-607-5437
OR
Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000
* TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

General Topics and Information - Halton Region - 24 Hour Crisis and Distress Services - Phone, Text and Chat - Halton

This listing shows 24 hour crisis and distress services (phone, text, chat) serving Halton Region
* listing is not a complete list of every possible resource available
* for additional community information 24/7, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Ontario (translation available)

In an emergency call 9-1-1 for police, fire and ambulance

General Distress
Distress Centre Halton:
* Oakville: 905-849-4541
* Burlington: 905-681-1488
* North Halton: 905-877-1211
* text & chat: 647-557-6250 (not 24/7, check website for times)

ConnexOntario:
* 1-866-531-2600
* online chat
* email
* access to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services

ONTX Ontario online & text crisis service:
* text 741741
* online chat
* available 2 pm-2 am daily
* will need to complete a pre-chat survey, agree to terms and conditions of service

Crisis Text Line:
* text HOME to 686868
* support and information in any type of crisis
* trained volunteers
* does not provide medical advice

Youth Space:
* text 778-783-0177
* online chat
* available 9 pm-3 am daily
* a community of professionally-trained volunteers who are here to support you, whatever you are going through
* ages 30 and under

Mental Health
COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) 1-877-825-9011
* TTY 1-844-646-1700
* telephone support and mobile intervention program for those who are in crisis and have a mental health concern
* ages 16 and up

Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
* 1-833-456-4566
* suicide prevention and support
* telephone counselling
* resources and support
* text 45645- available daily from 4 pm-12 midnight

Big White Wall:
* online chat
* mental health and wellbeing chat service
* safe and anonymous
* includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions
* guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* mental health self-assessments

Children and Youth
ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids) crisis line:
* 905-878-9785
* for children and youth in crisis, and caregivers/community members
* ages 17 and under

Kids Help Phone:
* 1-800-668-6868
* text CONNECT to 686868
* online chat
* bilingual help-line provides free counselling, information and referral on anonymous basis to children and youth
* ages 5-25

Good2Talk:
* 1-866-925-5454
* telephone counselling
* mental health and addiction information, professional counselling, and referral on a wide range of services on and off campus
* anonymous and confidential
* post-secondary school students

Indigenous people
Hope for Wellness Helpline:
* 1-855-242-3310
* online chat
* a mental health helpline, telephone or online chat, for Indigenous people
* provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support
* refers callers to additional supports if needed

TALK4HEALING (women only):
* call or text: 1-855-554-HEAL
* or start your live chat session on website
* 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario
* services in 14 Indigenous languages

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line:
* 1-866-925-4419
* immediate and culturally appropriate counselling supports to former students that are experiencing distress

Veterans
Veterans Affairs Canada Crisis Line:
* Toll free 1-800-268-7708
* TTY 1-800-567-5803
* short-term problem solving with mental health professionals

VETS (Veterans Emergency Transition Services) Canada:
* 1-888-228-3871
* Canadian veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless, and their family members

LGBTTQQ2SI
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
* Sunday-Friday 4 pm-9:30 pm
* Toll free 1-800-268-9688
* TTY 416-962-0777
* text 647-694-4275
* email: askus@youthline.ca
* online chat
* peer support by telephone, email, text and online chat
* information and referral
* anonymous and confidential
* Youth Line blog
* referral database of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) youth services

Trans Lifeline:
* Toll free 1-877-330-6366, daily 10 am-4 am
* a hotline that is staffed by transgender people for transgender people, primarily those in crisis
* based out of the USA

First Responders
Boots on the Ground:
* Toll free 1-833-677-2668
* peer support for first responders
* services offered to retired and serving police officers, firefighters, EMS and corrections officers across the province
* able to provide in person peer support 24/7 in the GTA

Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence
Halton Womens Place Crisis Line:
* Burlington 905-332-7892
* Milton 905-878-8555
* 24 hour crisis line and shelter for abused women and their dependent children, emergency transportation to shelter available

SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services):
* 24 hour crisis line 905-875-1555
* free individual counselling for ages 14 and up
* support services for friends and family members
* 24 hour anti-human trafficking crisis support line 289-837-3999 * advocacy, support and accompaniment to Nina's Place, the police station and court

Femaide (formerly Oasis Centre des Femmes):
* Toll free 1-877-336-2433 (1-877-FEMAIDE)
* TTY 1-866-860-7082
* provincial crisis line and confidential services for Francophone women who are victims or survivors of any form of violence or are in distress
* crisis intervention, support and referral to community agencies

Assaulted Women's Helpline:
* 24 hour crisis line 416-863-0511 * Toll free 1-866-863-0511
* TTY 416-364-8762 * Toll free 1-866-863-7868
* telephone crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services
* ages 16 and up

Inasmuch House, Hamilton:
* 905-529-8600 * toll free 1-833-654-4217
* TTY 905-529-8029
* emergency shelter for women and their children in crisis, due to domestic abuse, violence and/or homelessness
* ages 16 and up

Interval House of Hamilton:
* 905-387-8881 (if long distance, call collect)
* a transition house and emergency shelter specifically for abused women and their children
* all services are confidential and include meals, emergency clothing, personal needs, counselling services
* free emergency transportation by taxi to Interval House
* ages 16 and up

Good Shepherd Centre, Martha House, Hamilton:
* 24 hour crisis line 905-523-6277
* a secure, accessible, 40-bed emergency shelter
* for women experiencing abuse and/or homelessness and their children
* ages 16 and up

Native Womens Centre, Hamilton:
* Toll free 1-888-308-6559
* provides safe, emergency shelter and support programs for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law

Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting (see full listing here)
For children in need of care/protection report to either:
Halton Children's Aid Society toll free 1-866-607-5437
OR
Halton Regional Police non-emergency line 905-825-4747 ext 5155, North Halton 905-878-5511

Health
Telehealth Ontario:
* Toll free 1-866-797-0000
* TTY 1-866-797-0007
* provides health advice and information from a registered nurse (service of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, no Ontario Health Insurance required)

Emergency shelters in Halton and surrounding area

St. Matthew's House - Seniors Crisis Intervention Program - 414 Barton St

The program supports seniors who are at risk of homelessness and/or has an urgent/emergent that requires immediate supports. It develops goal oriented crisis support plans aimed to assist individuals in stabilizing their current crisis and connects individuals with the most appropriate community services. A plan of care is created that responds to the presented crisis
The program also provides short term case management (up to 3 months) as well as linkages and referrals to long term community supports.

Dundas Community Services - Crisis Intervention and Support - Grafton Square

Intervention and supports for people facing homelessness, critical life changes, abuse, or isolation * referrals to other community support services as necessary * assisting with filling government forms for Canada Pension, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement and other applications necessary to collect all benefits possible

Salvation Army (The) - Suicide Prevention Crisis Line - Central Hamilton

The Salvation Army Hope Line providing telephone and intervention to individuals experiencing crisis.

Additional services include:

* Consultation Services
* Practical assistance through Family Services Department
* Chaplaincy services
* Resources and referrals
* Education and training workshops