Resources

Resources

Crisis Services & Important Numbers

24 Hour Crisis Line
Kingston & Frontenac: 613-544-4229
Lennox & Addington: 613-354-7388 
 
Mobile Crisis Services
Access by calling:
Kingston & Frontenac: 613-544-4229
Lennox & Addington: 613-354-7388 
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-midnight
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 8:00am-8:00pm
 
Suicide prevention and support Crisis Services Canada  1-833-456-4566
Text START to 45645
 
Sexual Assault Centre 24 hour Crisis Line   1-877-544-6424
Free confidential, support services to all survivors of sexual violence, recent or historic. 
Text 613-544-6424 (Mon - Fri 12a-12p)
Chat www.sackingston.com  (Mon - Fri 12a-12p)
24 hr crisis and support line 1-877-544-6424
 
Assaulted Women's Helpline      1-866-863-0511       
24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse including: counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
 
Kingston Interval House Crisis Line    1-800-267-9445  
Interval House is an emergency shelter and Second stage housing for women, children and youth experiencing violence.
 
Crisis Pregnancy Helpline           1-800-550-4900       
Support line for crisis pregnancies
 
Luke's Place            1-866-516-3116
Women fleeing abuse affected by COVID-19
 
Adult Text and Chat Line - Text WELLNESS to 741741 to chat with a trained crisis intervention professional.  
 
Trans Life Line  1-877-330-6366       
Peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers
 
Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK):    613-544-1771
TALK is a distress, crisis, befriending and information line. Experienced volunteers are available to answer your call from 7pm to 3am every night of the week. This is not a clinical counselling resource, however it is a non-judgemental, confidential and anonymous space. 
 
Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000       
Free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse.
 

CAF Resources

Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP)  1-800-268-7708 CFMAP is another avenue for counselling. They provide free counselling through private therapists. Calls answered 24/7.
Family Information Line 1-800-866-4546
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)-  1-800-567-5803
Offers 24/7 Confidential, personal, bilingual, and free service offering information, support, referrals, reassurance and crisis management to Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families- immediate and extended. This line can also provide support with funding for the Emergency Family Care Assistance Program which provides funding for short term immediate childcare needs in an emergency. 
 
VAC Assistance Service (available 24/7)  1-800-268-7708 
Mental Health professionals can provide 1 to 20 hours of support for a variety of concerns including work life, health related stress, family and marital problems, bereavement, and much more. This service is available 24/7 and is intended for the member and their family. This service can also connect individuals with local mental health professionals. 
 
Veteran Family Program   (613) 541-5010 x. 4950 - The Veteran Family Program is designed to support your family in their transition into civilian life. Through practical supports, workshops, groups, and information sharing, the Veteran Family Program can support wellness and success in your transition
 
Healthy Relationships – Family Violence Prevention Team
Call intake line at 613-541-5010 X4811. After hours call Base Duty Padre at 613-541-5330. If it is an emergency please call 911.

KMFRC provides a safe place to access support and resources for those wondering about or experiencing family violence.  Includes help accessing emergency intervention services.  
 

Indigenous Resources

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line (24 Hours1-855-242-3310      
Immediate, culturally competent telephone counselling, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is available in English, French and upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut
 
Talk 4 Healing 24/7 Phone Line: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
 A Help Line for Indigenous Women
 
Native Youth Crisis Hotline         1-877-209-1266
 
Naseeha Youth Helpline   1-866-627-3342       
Peer support for Muslim Youth
 

Addictions

Addictions and Mental Health Association of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (AMHS-KFLA): 
24 Hour Crisis Line Kingston & Frontenac: 613.544.4229
24 Hour Crisis Line Lennox & Addington: 613.354.7388 
 
KINGSTON: Addictions and Mental Health Walk-in Crisis Services & General Information
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
552 Princess Street, Kingston
Phone 613.544.1356  Fax 613.544.2346
info@amhs-kfla.ca
 
KINGSTON:Addictions and Mental Health Rural Services by Appointment in Frontenac County
Verona – 613.374.1899
Sharbot Lake – 613.279.3151
 
KINGSTON: Addictions and Mental Health Family Resource Centre
Monday-Friday, 12-4pm
552 Princess Street, Kingston
613.544.1213
 
L&A: Walk-in Crisis Services & General Information
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, Weekend onsite support at L&A Hospital
70 Dundas Street East, Napanee (Daly Tea Company Building)
Phone 613.354.7521 Fax 613.354.7524
info@amhs-kfla.ca
 
Rural Services by Appointment in Lennox & Addington County
Amherstview, Deseronto, Northbrook – 613.354.7521
 
Ontario Overdose Prevention Line       1-888-853-8542       
Grenfell Ministries Overdose Prevention Line (O.P.L) is a number you can call if you are about to use drugs and are located in Ontario. This is a peer development initiative, and your call will be answered without judgment.  Monday to Friday from  noon until  10PM and Saturday/Sunday from noon until midnight
 

Children and Youth 

Service for Military Children & Youth - Text CAFKIDS at 686868 for service in English or JEUNESFAC at 686868 for support in French.
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) has partnered with Kids Help Phone, True Patriot Love Foundation and Lockheed Martin Canada to launch a crisis texting service for kids from military families living in Canada. The mental health professionals can support children and youth with concerns about relocating, leaving friends behind, changing schools, moving to a new home, and separation when their parents are deployed. 
 
Kids Help Phone (24 Hours)       1-800-668-6868Text CONNECT to 686868      
Canada's only 24/7, national support service.  We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led texting.  Kids Help Phone has expanded its mandate to include former youth in care of any age.  
 
TeenLine      1-310-855-HOPE1-800-852-8336
Or text TEEN to 839863   
Confidential hotlines for teenagers for mental health
 
LGBT Youthline     
1-800-268-9688Text 647-694-4275
Chat www.youthline.ca   
Confidential and non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text and chat services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two0spirited, queer and questioning young people. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday 4:00 - 9:30PM
 
Good2Talk   1-866-925-5454       
Free, professional and confidential counselling support for post-secondary students in Ontario
 
Black Youth Helpline
Phone Line: 1-833-294-8650
 
Native Youth Crisis Hotline         1-877-209-1266
 
Naseeha Youth Helpline   1-866-627-3342       
Peer support for Muslim Youth
 

Couples & Relationships

5 Love Languages 
How do you give and receive love? Take this quiz to learn how you and your partner communicate love and affection to one another. 
The website provides a good description of each love language and this should help in beginning conversations about how couples give and receive love in their relationship. The website for this is:

There is also a Military edition of 5 Love Languages that discusses how to build intimacy over long distances and reintegrate after deployment. 

Gottman Card Decks App
This app is free in the app store and is created by the Gottman Institute which is a research-based approach to relationships. The free card decks offer questions and skills to use to improve your relationship. You can  search "Gottman Card Decks" in the app store, or click on the title above.
 
“Hold Me Tight” Free Online Relationship Course
Dr. Sue Johnson, creator of Hold Me Tight, is a world-renowned professor, psychologist, and relationship expert who recently received the Order of Canada for her work with Couples.
The Hold Me Tight program is free, inclusive, and open to all members and their families. This program will give you guidance and knowledge to navigate difficult waters, and improve your communication abilities and equip you with greater tools to strengthen the foundation that you already have established.

To enrol in this course, contact Padre John VanStone at padre.tc.kingston@gmail.com.


Online Resources

Anxiety Canada website with resources for managing anxiety, tips and strategies and an explanation of various types of anxiety.

AnxietyBC has also developed MindShift, a free mobile app to help teens and youth cope with anxiety. 

The CMHO website provides information about mental health and mental health disorders, specifically targeted towards children and youth, parents and families, and professionals. Many different resources are available for all common mental health illnesses.
 
The Dealing with Depression site that provides useful on-the-go strategies to help teens understand low mood and depression and how to apply effective coping skills.
 
Kids Help Phone offers a free 1-800-668-6868 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling and referral service, and online resources for children and youth. It contains a section on Emotional Help that is targeted towards teens, with information about topics on mental health and mental illness.
 
Mind Your Mind A site where youth can get information, resources and the tools to manage stress, crisis and mental health.
 
Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto offers free resources and information online which includes a Mental Health and Wellness Resource Centre section.
 
Canadian Mental Health Association Downloadable PDFs with simple messages around coping with Children and Difficult Behaviour and Children and the Stress of Parenting. The site has resources to assist and assess your mental health, on understanding mental illness and finding help for yourself or others.
 
Healthy Baby Healthy Brain 15 short videos for parents on brain development.