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12 Days of Resources: #3 Addiction & Mental Health Helplines

The holidays can increase stress and you might find yourself in need of a little extra support. For Day Three of our 12 Days of Resources we want to highlight three services; one for mental health support, one for drug and alcohol and one for problem gambling.

Free, confidential, live 24/7 chat for anyone feeling like they need support. The Drug and Alcohol Helpline, 1-800-565-8603, provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7.

They can:

  • Provide information about treatment services and supports in your community
  • Listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • Provide basic education about drug and alcohol problems

The Mental Health Helpline1-866-531-2600, provides information about mental health services in Ontario. The service is live 24/7, confidential and free. A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7.

They can:

  • Provide information about counselling services and supports in your community
  • Listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • Provide basic education about mental illness

The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-230-3505, provides information about problem gambling services in Ontario. The service is live 24/7, confidential and free. A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7.

They can:

  • Provide information about counselling services and supports in your community
  • Book your first appointment with a treatment provider
  • Listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • Provide basic education about gambling problems

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