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Please reference the information below for addiction, mental health, and screening resources.




Clinicians and Researchers

Disclaimer: The information provided below is for educational purposes only and does not replace the support of a mental health professional. If you feel you require urgent help, please refer to one of the resources listed below.

Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Participants

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Phone: (416) 535-8501 x 2


Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 


24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year


Phone: (416) 408-4357 (Toronto) or (905) 459-7777 (Peel)

TTY: (905) 278-4890 (Peel)



Community Crisis Line – Scarborough Health Network

Provides professional crisis de-escalation, support and safety and crisis planning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for adults 16+ in Scarborough and East York who are experiencing mental health symptoms, including feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiety. Mental health assessments, referrals to community resources, brief psychotherapies and community visits are also available. 

Phone: (416) 495-2891


Gerstein Crisis Centre

Crisis workers are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help adults 16+ in Toronto to work out effective ways of addressing immediate difficulties and to provide connections to ongoing supports and services. 

Mobile crisis team visits can also be arranged for people living in downtown Toronto and a Substance Use Crisis Team can provide crisis response and follow-up support to people with serious substance use problems and/or concurrent mental health and substance use disorders. 

Phone: (416) 929-5200


Hope for Wellness Helpline


Phone and on-line chat are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and French.  Upon request, phone support can be provided in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.

Phone: 1 (855) 242-3310


Website and Chat:

Kids Help Phone

Provides young people with confidential texting services from volunteer crisis responders who receive training. The service is available 24/7, free, and does not require an internet connection, data plan, or app.

Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868

Text: CONNECT to 686868 


Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres 

Phone: 1 (855) 972-9760


York University Psychology Clinic


Phone: (416) 650-8488




Informative Resources for Clinicians and Researchers

Screening and Assessment Tools


Website for Addiction-Related Concerns:

Website for Addiction and Other Mental Health Concerns:

National Institute on Drug Abuse 


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