Based in the region of Durham, Ontario, Brian's Story connects you in the community with vital resources and compassionate organizations dedicated to supporting individuals navigating mental health challenges and suicidal thoughts. You're not alone – help and hope are within reach!

Please for immediate assistance and in case of an emergency reach out to...


Canada Suicide Crisis Hotline by dialing 9-8-8.

Kids Help Phone by dialing 1-800-668-6868 or texting 686868.


Community Care Durham

Carea Community Health Centre is a registered, charitable organization providing a wide range of free services and programs to community
members across Durham Region.
We are an inter-professional group of staff that include team members such as physicians, specialists, healthcare staff, mental health
professionals, program and support staff. Our expert team provides a wide range of healthcare, mental health, and social services that are inclusive, equitable and accessible to all.
Offered Services: Indigenous Programs, Youth Outreach, Early Years, Child/Youth Mental Health, Young Parent Support, Community Engagement, and Virtual.

Address: 1420 Bayly St Unit 6, Pickering
Phone number: 905 420 0333
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: Varies


Durham Mental Health Services, Crisis Beds

Durham Mental Health Services offers a range of crisis supports to assist individuals who are experiencing a personal or situational
crisis. Our crisis services are free and confidential. Telephone support is available toll free, 24 hours per day, to support
the individual in crisis and/or their supports. A community visit by our mobile crisis team can be arranged to support the individual in
their preferred environment. Follow-up support, including linkage and referral to other community supports, are also available.
Short-term stays in our Crisis Beds are available for individuals who are experiencing a crisis and are in need of individualized support in
a safe, supportive setting away from their present situation. This program provides short-term residential crisis beds for
individuals living with mental health problems, who are in contact with the justice system. The program offers a safe alternative (where
appropriate) to incarceration or hospitalization.

Address: 200 Old Harwood Ave, Ajax, ON L1T 4W4
Phone number: (905) 666-0483
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours


Integrate Health Services

Integrate Health Services seeks to empower our clients with accessible, comprehensive and integrated services. We are a multidisciplinary
team that provides assessment and treatment services to individuals of all ages.

Address: 300 Rossland Rd E Suite 301, Ajax, ON L1Z 0M1
Phone number: 905 683 7228
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation: 9am - 7pm Monday - Friday


Enterphase Child & Family Services

Enterphase Child & Family Services (E.C.F.S.) is a
children’s mental health agency that provides treatment oriented residential placements for children between the ages of 4 -18 years. Enterphase operates nine (9)
residences and provides Clinical Services and Day Treatment Programs to support them.

Address: 105 Bayly St E, Ajax, ON L1S 1P2
Phone number: (905) 434-8909
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-3:30pm Monday - Friday


Acquah Councelling and Consulting

As a Registered Social Worker and a Psychotherapist, Magdalene Acquah is passionate about helping families, couples, children, and individuals manage their mental health, reduce anxiety, strengthen coping mechanisms and improve social community functioning. She has years of professional and personal life experience to assist you on your journey to wellness. Magdalene's work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviours, challenges in coping with daily life, the impact of trauma, loss of loved ones and specific mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. She believes in taking a collaborative approach to help individuals reach their goals. Magdalene's career has been built and shaped by her non-judgmental attitude, respectful personality and professional demeanour. She helps her clients create curiosity and resiliency by developing new ways of thinking about life's challenges
and building new skills to respond to stressors.

Address: Harwood Ave S, Ajax, ON L1S 7H2
Phone number: 647.370.6417
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: varies


Wright Path Counselling Services

Wright Path offers counselling assistance for numerous concerns including but not limited to:
• depression
• anxiety
• financial pressures
• suicidal thoughts or attempts
• anger management
• phobias
• parenting issues
• relationship/family concern
• child/youth behaviour concerns
• sexual and physical abuse
• domestic abuse
• trauma
• eating disorders
• low self-esteem
• grief/loss

Address: 12 Stanley Ct Unit #3, Whitby, ON L1N 8P9
Phone number: 289 893 0811
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: 9am - 9pm Monday - Friday


Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best
clinical practices and the latest advances in research. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope.

Address: 700 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 5S9
Phone number: 905 430 4055
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday


Distress Centre Durham

Distress Centre Durham helps people in distress to cope, by providing emotional support, crisis/suicide management and community education. Our values provide the philosophical foundations for all that we do, collectively and individually, with service users, responder volunteers, staff and our communities.

Address: 306 Brock St N, Whitby, ON L1N 4H7
Phone number: 905 430 2522
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation: 9:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday


Youth Connections Inc.

Youth Connections Inc exists to offer individualized therapeutic treatment programs for youth who have sexually harmed, engaged in concerning sexualized behavior, and have experienced all forms of trauma & maltreatment. In addition, we also work with clients who have a variety of mental health, emotional & behavioral challenges. YCI has a strong clinical team of Therapists, a Psychiatrist and Psychologist who offer specific individualized treatment to our clients. Our 3, 5 & 6 bed units are located within the Durham Region. During their stay with us, the clients enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Youth Connections Inc has Section 23 Educational Programs to address the needs of our clients who are not able to attend mainstream educational programs. YCI works closely with all community partners in designing programming that encourages meeting identified needs of our clients which we seek to reintegrate at a thoughtful pace to the mainstream community.

Address: 1129 Wentworth St W Unit 4B, Oshawa, ON L1J
Phone number: 905-579-0057
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: 9:00am -4:30pm - Monday-Friday


Bereaved Families of Ontario Durham Region

Bereaved Families of Ontario–Durham Region is a non-profit organization which has been supporting families in the Durham Region
for 25 years. This organization provides support programs to bereaved parents, young adults and teens. These programs offer support where bereaved individuals can learn to live with their grief, decrease their sense of isolation and help adapt to everyday living. BFO-Durham facilitates the development of self-help/mutual aid
support services and resources for families with a unique focus on the death of a child.

Address: 948 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4W2
Phone number: 905 579 4293
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: 10:00am - 3:30pm Monday - Thursday


Counselling Connection

We are a full service counselling practice that offers supportive counselling in a confidential, client-centered environment to help you develop the skills and strategies you require to maintain a positive well-being. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Counsellors with a variety of specialties. We work with children,
youth, individuals, couples and families.
Our counsellors and Psychotherapists specialize in areas such as children and youth, addictions, depression and anxiety, couples and
family counselling, and meditation and mindfulness. We work collaboratively to empower our clients to make positive changes in their lives.

Address: 36 King St E Unit 2, Bowmanville, ON L1C3A5
Phone number: (905) 233-4424
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: 10 am - 5 pm - Monday - Friday


Durham Family Services

Family Services Durham (FSD) provides individual, couple and family counselling to people who live or work in Durham Region. We provide help for a variety of problems. Service is offered in-person, by telephone or by video.

Address: 234 King St E, Bowmanville, ON L1C 1P5
Phone number: 905 623 9141
Email: N/A
Hours of Operation: Varies


Coming Soon...

Resources in other parts of Ontario and other Provinces!

If you would like your organization, service, business added to this list contact us with all relevant information.