Did You Know?

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

1 to 3% of Canadians have a developmental disability.

Of 80,000 individuals with a developmental disability in Ontario, 24,000 have a dual diagnosis.

It is estimated that 77% of adults with a developmental disability also live in poverty.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth experience substance abuse problems 3 to 5 times higher than heterosexual youth.

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.

Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem.

Mental illnesses can be treated effectively.

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After - Hours Emergency/Crises Lines

In the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1
Please call any of the numbers provided in the event of a Crisis:
KIDS Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (live chat option available)

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (416) 924-4646
Catholic Children’s Aid Society (416) 395-1500
Youthdale Psychiatric Crisis Service (416) 363-9990
Mobile Crisis Services up to 18 years
crisis Unit up to16 years

Hostel Intake (416)397-5637
Street Helpline 1-866-392-3777

For Parents/Guardians:
Distress Centres of Toronto (416) 408-HELP(4357)
Shelter Access for Youth & Family call 311 or Central Intake (416) 338-4766 or Toll Free 1877- 338- 3398

Other Important Numbers:
Telehealth 1-866-797-0000
Poison Information Line (416) 813-5900
Toronto/York – Gerstein Crisis Centre (416) 929-5200
Etobicoke/North York
York Support Services Network 1 855-310-COPE (2673)
Toronto Distress Centres of Toronto (416) 408-HELP (4357)
Scarbourough & East York Region Mobile Crisis Unit (416) 495-2891
To access a shelter call 311 or Central Intake (416)338-4766 or Toll Free 1 877-3383398


Streethealth (416) 921-3310
Scott Mission (416) 923-8872




West Toronto
William Osler Health System
Mental Health Services (416) 747-3355


North Toronto
North York General Hospital (416) 756-6642


South Toronto
St. Michael’s Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services (416) 864-5094


East Toronto
The Scarborough Hospital
Mental Health Services (416) 495-2563


South East Toronto
Michael Garron Hospital (416) 469-6220
Mobile Crisis (416) 495-2891