Distress and Crisis Ontario is the provincial networking organization that supports distress centres in Ontario. Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Lines services and much more.
Distress Centres provide their listening and referral services primarily through highly trained and committed volunteers. The staffs of Distress Centres are knowledgeable individuals who insure the highest levels of support to the individuals in their communities and innovation in service provision.
They are offering support via text on a pilot basis. For more information visit: http://www.dcontario.org.
To find a Distress Centre near you visit the Get help section of their website.