Recovering from a mental illness is like preparing for a mountain climb. At first, the peak seems remote and unattainable. However, when you break it down into a series of small steps, even the steepest slope becomes manageable. The first steps are always the toughest, but knowing where to look for help is a good start. In this section you will find the resources to help you begin to build your team.
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Looking for information about mental health, addiction, or gambling services and supports in your community? ConnexOntario can help.
ConnexOntario offers province-wide information and referral services for those with mental health or addiction challenges. You can visit their website at: web address, or you can call the following numbers which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
- Mental Health Helpline, 1-866-531-2600
- Drug and Alcohol Helpline, 1-800-565-8603
- Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-888-230-3505
2-1-1 Toronto (Telephone 2-1-1)
Your connection to community, social, health, and government services.
Companion website www.211toronto.ca complements the phone service.
The Consumer Survivor Information Resource Centre is a walk-in resource centre with public access to computer, limited photocopying and fax machine; free literature related to mental health and addictions; books and videos related to mental health and addictions for use at the centre (do not lend books or videos out); information about and referral to mental health and addictions services, over the phone or in person.
Phone: 416 595-2882 • fax: 416 595-0291 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This information centre provides a toll-free information line, including information and referral specialists, telephone support line staffed by volunteers providing informal and/or peer support, on-line information and print materials.
219 Dufferin Street (at King), Suite 3B
Tel: 416 595-6111 or toll free 1 800 463-6273