Please find below some resources that may be helpful:

Crisis Services:

Distress Line: 416-408-4357

Gerstein Center Crisis Line: 416-929-5200

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000

Toronto Rape Crisis Center: 416-597-8808

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 1-866-863-0511

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line: 1-800-268-9688

Speciality Clinics:

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health: 416-535-8501

Mood Disorders Clinic: 416-535-8501 Ext. 6205

Sheena’s Place: Provides support for individuals with eating disorders


Referral Services:

211 Toronto: A directory of community, social, health and government services in Toronto:



Here are some self-help books that may be helpful: 

Hold on to your kids – Gordon Neufeld & Dr. Gabor Mate (Parenting)

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts – Dr. Gabor Mate (Addictions)

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways – Susan Jeffers

Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously – Osho

Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Dr. Sue Johnson (Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples)

The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook – Matthew McKay, Jeffery Wood & Jeffery Brantley (Mindfulness exercises for emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness)


Here are some excellent short videos to watch:

Importance of emotions:

Alfred and the Shadow:


Vulnerability & Shame:

Dr. Brene Brown - The power of vulnerability:

Dr. Brene Brown - Listening to shame:

Dr. Brene Brown - Blame


Dr. Gabor Mate - What is Addiction?