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If you are thinking about suicide, or worried about someone else thinking about suicide,

call or text 9-8-8 for suicide prevention support, at any time of day or night.


Trained crisis responders will listen to you and provide support with compassion, providing a safe space for you to talk.


You can either call or text 9-8-8. 9-8-8 responders are here to help in whichever way feels most comfortable for you.

Get Help | 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline (



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Health811 is a free, secure and confidential service Ontarians can access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to receive health advice from a registered nurse, locate local health services and find trusted health information. Ontarians can call 811 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007), chat online or access resources online at


Health811 can also help Ontarians to find a family doctor or nurse practitioner accepting new patients, offer support to quit smoking and/or a referral for vaping cessation services, nutrition counselling by a registered dietitian, breastfeeding assistance, colorectal cancer screening and refugee health supports all continue to operate.



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 provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.     


211 is a three-digit phone number and website that provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario. Our Certified Information and Referral Specialists are caring, understanding and knowledgeable, and pride themselves on their ability to connect you with the services you need.


When you don't know where to turn, call 211.


With information on more than 56,000 agencies and services, we can help you find the answers you need, quickly and easily. Our phone service is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is available in more than 150 languages. 

Find the information you need at

If you need help finding the services that are right for you, visit for a directory of more than 56,000 agencies and services in Ontario. Our easy-to-use website is fully searchable, updated frequently and is available in both English and French versions.

"211 solved my problem and I got all the answers."

"I got to talk to a person and they helped me."


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ConnexOntario operates three helplines that provide health services information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs or alcohol and mental illness:

Helpful, supportive Information and Referral Specialists answer all calls, emails or webchat requests 24/7. Our service is free, confidential and anonymous.

We can:

  • provide contact information for services and supports in the caller's community
  • listen, offer support and provide strategies to help people meet their goals
  • provide basic education about gambling, drug or alcohol and mental health problems