LGBTQ+ SUPPORT

PrideLine Durham provides emotional support, crisis intervention, and community referral information specific to the concerns and issues of the LGBTQ community in Durham Region. If you are struggling with your sexuality or gender identity, PrideLine can help.

Call PrideLine at 1-855-87 PRIDE (77433)


MENTAL HEALTH

Feeling bad? It's okay - everyone feels like this sometimes. However, if your mental health is negatively impacting your life, it may be time to get help. Call The Helpline - their specially trained volunteers can help you through anything. This amazing service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Call The Helpline at (905) 430-2522 or toll-free at 1-800-452-0688


SEXUAL ASSAULT

If you have been sexually assaulted, attacked, or abused, you deserve help and support. You will get through this, and you will be okay.

Call the Durham Rape Crisis Centre at 905-668-9200 or check out their supportive and informational website


Smoking

Smoking rates among LGBTQ+ communities are 2-3 times higher than the general population. Leave The Pack Behind is an Ontario-based, government funded program offers 8 weeks of free patches or gum and has tons of information about how to quit smoking for good!

Click HERE to receive your free nicotine gum/patches

Click HERE to learn more about quitting smoking


ADDICTION

Struggling with addiction? You're not alone. The LGBTQ+ community struggles with substance use and abuse at a higher rate than the general population. But do not give up hope - help is out there! You can recover, and there are a lot of resources out there.

Click HERE to view a great Durham Region specific resource

Want to learn more about addiction? Check out these three informative and helpful guides by DrugRehabThe Recovery Resource and Addiction Center that are specifically targeted at the diverse, unique LGBTQ+ community.

Click HERE to view DrugRehab's guide

Click HERE to view The Recovery Resource's guide

Click HERE to view Addiction Center's guide