MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Author: Heather Li

Editor: Rose Duncan

 

Righting History’s work is tough but sparks a necessary conversation. However, we recognize that for many people who are reading through this site, these are difficult conversations to have and may force many to relive trauma that they may have personally experienced. As such, we’ve compiled a list of resources, both general mental health and more specific counselling resources for members of QTBIPOC individuals. Please feel free to share and use any of the resources available on this page.

To navigate between the differently grouped resources, please  refer to the dots on the right side of the screen. 

General Mental Health Resources

 

Place for young adults (16-29) in Toronto to access mental health resources to get the support they need.

Crisis support line on a variety of topics through a multitude of platforms, including text, call, Messenger, etc.

Black Communities

 

Call 1-833-294-8650.

National Helpline for Black youth and their families.

Everyday from 9AM - 10PM.

Provides a range of mental health resources and services in many different languages (Xhosa, Shona, Amarhic, Swahili, Tsonga, English, French, Caribbean Dialects).

Health services with the Black Toronto population as its top priority.

Women and Gender Diverse Peoples

 

Call 1-855-554-4325 (HEAL).

Culturally grounded, fully confidential line for Indigenous women. Available in 14 languages across Ontario.

Call 1-866-863-0511.

24-hour crisis support.

Text 613-704-5535.

A secure text and online chat service for women who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indigenous Communities

 

Call 1-866-925-4419.

Call 1-855-242-3310.

Provides counselling and crisis intervention services in English/French and Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut.

Resources for Indigenous communities, ranging from counselling to more mental health services.

Nationwide database of Indigenous mental health counselling services.

Call 888-664-7808.

Available Monday to Friday 9-11AM EST and 1-3PM EST.

Therapist directory and services for QTBIPOC youth across Canada.

Call1-877-209-1266.

Available for both Canadian and USA Indigenous youth.

Counselling and mental health crises services for Indigenous youth in the Ottawa region.

 

Asian, Pacific Islander Communities

Offers counselling and psychotherapy services in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English that are free with OHIP.

Toronto Western Hospital offers pharmacological therapy, psychotherapy, counselling, crisis prevention and management, to enhance the mental health and well-being and the quality of life of individuals and families through culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions, including psycho-education, assessment, and treatment, free with OHIP.

Offers supportive counselling, stable and affordable housing assistance, group psychotherapy, mental health recovery programs, wellness training workshops, and more in Cantonese, Mandarin, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Korean, and English. This is available to anyone in the Greater Toronto Area.

Offer crisis support hotlines, counselling, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Offers individual, couples, and family counselling in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Farsi, and English in Vancouver and Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Nation-wide resource that helps facilitate the search for a therapist.

Offers childcare, conflict resolution training, employment training, homelessness services, English language training, and counselling in Toronto.

Offers COVID-19 specific free counselling and EI application assistance services, as well as counselling, psychotherapy, and family counselling services in Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and English across the Greater Toronto Area.

Offers 24/7 support hotline, legal support, health resources, public education in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English in Toronto and Vancouvers.

Offers culturally relevant mental health counselling to immigrants and refugees living in Canada with trained interpreters in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, English, and more. Services are currently available online.

Supports newcomers and racialized communities with interpretation and translation services, has a skills training centre, a language testing centre, mental health services, and much more available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and English in British Columbia.