Just got a request to do a reading for a 17 year old. I normally only do 18+ and anyway, I think she’s better served through other free options…
I gave her these numbers:

Kids Help Phone (for teens): 1-800-668-6868
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx

Distress Line: 416-408-HELP (4357) for Toronto
http://www.torontodistresscentre.com/distress.shtml

The distress line is available for adults and the kids help phone for 20 and under!

Here’s more crisis line numbers:

CRISIS LINES…

Local, Canada, and the US
General:     Telephone # :
211 Toronto     211
Dial 211 around the US and Canada for health and human services

Assault:
Assaulted Women’s Helpline:      416-863-0511
SOS Femmes (French):      416-759-0138
North York Women’s Shelter      416-635-9427
Toronto YWCA Women’s Shelter      416-693-7342

General crisis Lines:
Toronto Distress Centres:      416-408-4357
Distress Centre of Durham Region:      905-433-1121
Kids Help Phone: (not just for kids)      1-800-668-6868
Community Resource Centers

Drug Addiction / Detoxification:

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health:      416-535-8501
INFO ARF:      1-800-463-6273
St. Joseph’s Health Centre      416-530-6400

Gay Lesbian Bi & Transgendered:
Toronto Area Gays & Lesbians:      416-964-6600
Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line:      1-800-268-YOUTH

HIV and AIDS:
Toronto PWA Foundation:      (416) 506-1400

Information and Referral:
Community Information Toronto:      416-397-4636

Mental Health:
Gerstein Centre Crisis Line:      416-929-5200
East Metro Connections:      416-439-8686
Ontario Distress Centres
Ontario Psychological Association
Ontario Bereaved Families

Rape/Sexual Assault:
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre      416-597-8808

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