If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please access the following organizations/resources:


211 Ontario – Information and referral to mental health resources across Ontario
• Call 2-1-1  |  Toll Free: 1-877-330-3213
Live web chat  |  Email

Big White Wall – Online service for those with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues

Canada Suicide Prevention Services
• Toll Free:1-833-456-4566
• Text: 45645 (4pm-midnight EST)

Canadian Mental Health Association – Non-profit organization committed to making mental health possible for all

Children’s Mental Health Ontario – Ontario’s publicly funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres

Connex Ontario
• Toll Free: 1-866-531-2600
Email  |  Chat
Mind your Mind – online tools and apps to support youth mental health

Distress and Crisis Ontario – Find distress and crisis support in your region

Ontario Psychotherapy & Counselling Program (OPC) – Low-cost therapy from registered psychotherapists; online/phone therapy

Telehealth Ontario – Free medical advice
• Toll Free: 1-866-797-0000

Youth Mental Health Canada – Youth (all ages) mental health resources
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Anxiety Canada: Self-management strategies like mindfulness, yoga, meditation, art, or exercise to manage anxious thoughts
Calm your Anxious Mind | COVID-19
Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute: Free resources – webinars, articles, YouTube etc.
Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety – How to Stay Calm
Feeling anxious about the coronavirus? Experts offer tips to quell pandemic panic
Psychological First Aid – Guide for Field Workers
Talking to your Anxious Child About COVID-19
Tips to Manage Mental Health during COVID-19

Helping Young Children

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus, PBS Kids
Talking to your anxious child about COVID-19, CMHO
Covibook: Supporting and reassuring children around the world (in multiple languages), Mindheart
How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus, Psychology Today
How can we talk to kids about COVID-19? Be “realistically reassuring”, Canadian Paediatric Society

Resources for Teenagers and Youth

Resources around me, Kids Help Phone
How can I cope with my feelings about the future?, Kids Help Phone
Tips on how to manage your mental health during COVID-19, Canadian Mental Health Association

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