Do you need help now?
If you are considering suicide or harming yourself, it is time to get some help right now! Contact the hospital closest to you or call 911. Qualified staff will ensure you are safe while starting to provide some assistance to you.
Direct help and referral:
Good2Talk, Ontario’s Postsecondary Student Helpline is there to assist you 24/7/365 in both English and French, call 1-866-925-5454. Good2Talk is a free, completely confidential and anonymous service that offers you professional counselling, mental health information and connections to local resources.
If you are looking for direct information about other services in your community such as health care, housing, income support, transportation or community programs among other services, phone 211. Or visit the website.
You are not alone. Many adults will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. It can be caused by many things and the symptoms vary for each person. The problem can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. Mental health problems can contribute to the following situations and/or make the situations worse:
- Sexual, emotional, verbal or physical abuse and assault
- Exams, mid-terms, term papers and other school work
- Substance use (some drugs act as depressants and may make your symptoms worse)
- Anxiety and mood problems
- Coping with grief, the death of a loved one or loss
- Personal and/or social relationships (family, romantic and platonic)
- Eating disorders and body image difficulties
- Feelings of homesickness or loneliness
- Social isolation from your peer group
- Challenges with self-confidence and self-esteem
- Questions regarding and challenges related to your sexuality and sexual orientation
- Transition to college/university life
- Experiences with racism or other prejudice