Provides a free, confidential, 24-hour distress line.
uses trained volunteers
assist callers to solve their own problems
information and referrals
intervene in life-threatening situations
extensive pre-service training programs for distress line
suicide prevention and intervention workshops
communication skills training
ONTX provides emotional support, crisis and suicide intervention through text or instant message for those individual who many not want to receive support face to face or speak over the phone. Text 258258 or visit website to connect by instant message.
Local numbers are provided to avoid callers having to pay long-distance fees. All local numbers go through to the 24 hour distress line.
If there is a busy signal on the line, please keep calling. The centre can experience a high volume of calls.