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For Urgent Counseling

You Need Mental Health Support Fast? Here are some options.

It's possible that we won't be able to meet your need for urgent counseling. To avoid a wait time, here are some other options:

- : One access point for mental health and addictions services in Eastern Ontario

ConnexOntario is a phone and web service to help Ontarians connect with mental health and addiction services. 

- If your employer offers an Employee and Family Assistance Program, you can contact them day or night. There is not cost to you. If you don't have their contact info, usually Human Resources or Payroll can provide it to you.

- The Walk-In Counseling Clinic is available seven days/week. To see the daily location(s), check their website here.

- Community Resource Centers (CRC) have intake counselors that you can consult without an appointment. To find the CRC in your area, click here.

- Throughout the pandemic, area residents can receive free same-day or next-day help through Counseling Connect

For First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples: 
- Minwaashin Lodge: for women and children survivors of abuse, including residential schools
- Odawa Native Friendship Center: click on this link to see their numerous programs
Tungasuvvingat Inuit: various programs for Inuit persons living in Ottawa
- Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health - Mental Wellness Service: for children, youth, adults and families
- Hope for Wellness Helpline (see 'Crisis lines' below for other resources)

For teens:

For students:
- Ontario post-secondary students have access to Good2Talk.
- UofO and St-Paul U undergraduate students also can consult campus Counseling Services and undergrad students also have the option of Empower Me.
- UofO Graduate students can contact the Student Support Program.
- La Cité Collégiale - La Boussole.

For crisis lines click here.