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Distress Centres (DCs) across Ontario offer instant support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for anyone who is feeling lonely, depressed, suicidal, or struggling otherwise. Most centres operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and include Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call-out programs for seniors and other vulnerable populations, mental health crisis lines, and more.
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If you are in distress, crisis, or are experiencing suicidal ideation:
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How to reach our administrative staff:
If you are in distress or crisis and need immediate support, please call one of the Distress Centres or Crisis Lines listed in the GET HELP section of this website or, for help finding other mental health service providers, look at our LINKS section. Distress and Crisis Ontario itself is an administrative organization and does not provide telephone listening or referrals!
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