resources for students/young adults

Distress Lines/ Crisis Resources:

  • Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357
  • Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511
  • Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868;
  • Mobile Crisis Team available through 911 Police Services
  • Community Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: 416 495-2891 for 24/7 telephone crisis support. (Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Avenue, east to Port Union Road, and west to Victoria Park)
  • LGBT Youthline: 1 800 268-9688 or text at 647 694 4275
    (Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM)
  • Talk4Heal Indigenous Women’s Helpline: 1 855 554 4325 for 24hrs/7days

Podcasts that make you think:

  • Esther Perel’ “where should we begin?” – immerses us into couples’ counselling sessions in each episode of her podcast, inviting us to reflect and question the stories we tell ourselves. https://www.estherperel.com/podcast
  • Alanis Morisette’s “conversation with Alanis” – deep-dives into existential realities of our human condition in an incredibly self-honest and life-affirming way. https://alanis.com/podcasts/
  • Tara Brach’s mindfulness meditation lectures are like a warm hug of self-compassion and kindness. https://www.tarabrach.com/talks-audio-video/