Need help or support now?
Texting is something many of us do to communicate with our friends and family. But sometimes we need extra support and to talk to someone else about what we are going through. With the Reach Out text option, you can chat with a trained mental health and addictions worker for support at any time.
What happens when I text?
To start using the texting service, text 519-433-2023 from your cellphone or a VOIP app. When you text the number you will receive a welcome text as well as a series of prompts that will connect you with a mental health worker. These questions need to be answered in order for the text chat to connect.
You do not need to provide your name, however your number will be visible.
If you are in crisis and are unable to connect to Reach Out, please call 9-1-1.