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If this is an emergency, dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. Click here for directions to the SickKids Emergency Department if this is the closest location for you.

 

If you need urgent help but don’t need to go to a hospital emergency room, click here for Crisis Centres.

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Youth

At SickKids Community Mental Health (CCMH) we provide mental health services with a special focus on the mental health challenges that you may face as a teen. When you connect with us by phone, virtually or in person, it’s our priority that you feel safe and your concerns are heard. It is also important that you feel that your life experience, culture, gender identity and sexual orientation are accepted and respected.

If this is an emergency, if you or someone you know is having thoughts about hurting themselves or someone else, call 911, or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

If you need to speak to someone right away about a situation that is frightening or dangerous, call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868. Click here to find other crisis lines.

Getting Help – You’re not alone 

You may have concerns and worries – some of these are a normal part of teen life and some are mental health challenges that may make it hard for you to function at home, at school and with friends and family. And sometimes these feelings and experiences can be frightening or dangerous.

Are you struggling with your emotions, behaviours or relationships? Feeling depressed or anxious? These are just a few examples of some of the mental health challenges you may be experiencing.

Maybe you’re feeling that something isn’t quite right and would like to talk to someone. Sometimes it feels like it is too much to handle on your own.

Our team of mental health professionals is here to help you understand these challenges and experiences and to make a plan with you to address them – so that ultimately you can feel more in control of your life – happier and healthier.

We encourage you to call us and speak to one of our intake workers – please call 416-924-1164, ext. 8708. 

You do not need permission or consent from a parent or guardian to contact us if you are 12 years of age or older. 

All of our services are free, and unless we are concerned about your safety or someone else’s, any conversation you have with SickKids CCMH staff will be kept confidential. 

For information and support

AboutKidsHealth is part of the SickKids web platform. This site is a great place for teens. Learn how to support your mental health and well-being and how to recognize and manage various mental health conditions, with multimedia resources including articles, animations and guided meditations.

Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 to connect with a counsellor who can help you. Click here to find other crisis lines.

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line at 1-800-268-9688 for confidential, free, non-judgmental peer support Sunday-Friday 4:00-9:30 PM

Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth at CAMH at 416-535-8501 (press 2) if you are an African or Caribbean Canadian Youth under 25 years old dealing with problems – substance use and mental health concerns.

YouthREX Knowledge Hub on Mental Health – Resources to support youth work practice and amplify the voices and experiences of young people.

Woodgreen Community Services – Youth Wellness Centre – The Youth Wellness Centre is a one-stop, multiservice, youth-friendly space where young people can have fun and access key services they need when they need them.