If you are experiencing overwhelming emotions or thoughts of suicide, there are many free and confidential resources on campus and in the community that you can turn to for support, including several community resources that are available 24/7. As noted below, many resources on this page are available to both students and employees.
Accessing crisis care can help you find ways to reduce distress, continue keeping yourself safe, and begin healing. Reaching out for support is always strong, courageous, and resilient. Always.
If you are a student on campus and need mental health support urgently, we encourage you to call or walk into the Student Counselling Centre or Student Health Services during our hours of operation, Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm). Our staff will make every effort to provide support and/or help you access the appropriate emergency services. Please see our contact information below.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm).
Student Counselling Centre
CAW Student Centre room 293
(519) 253-3000 extension 4616
Student Health Services
CAW Student Centre room 242
In-Person Community-Based Crisis Support
Walk-in crisis support provided by professional crisis workers. Available to anyone 16+ living in Windsor-Essex County.
Open 7 days/week 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
744 Ouellette Ave. Windsor, ON
A central access point for adults or youth aged 16 years or older who cannot safely wait for community mental health and addiction support. The service is intended for those experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis or who are having an acute and serious need who are at risk of worsening mental health conditions that may require hospitalization.
- Brief Psychotherapy and Psychosocial Support
- Urgent Psychiatric Assessment and Consultation
- Medical Assessment and Monitoring
- Connection to community-based services
- Addiction Management Services
Crisis and Mental Wellness Centre
744 Ouellette Ave.
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
24/7 Crisis Supports
My Student Support Program | 24/7
Professional counselling for UWindsor students worldwide, available by phone or text in 35+ languages. Can request to speak with a counsellor with an identity that aligns with yours.
Download the App: "MySSP"
Call: 1-844-451-9700 (reach professional counsellors)
Good2Talk | 24/7
Mental health support for Ontario post-secondary students.
Call:1-866-925-5454 (reach professional counsellors)
Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868 (reach trained volunteers)
Wellness Together Canada | 24/7
Mental health & substance use counselling and support for anyone living in Canada.
Call: 1-866-585-0445 (reach professional counsellors)
Text: WELLNESS to 686868 (reach trained volunteers)
Community Crisis Line | 24/7
Community-based crisis support for anyone in Windsor-Essex.
Call: 519-973-4435 (reach professional crisis workers)
Specialized Crisis Supports
Sexual Assault Crisis Line | 24/7
Community-based crisis support for anyone in Windsor-Essex with experiences of recent or past sexual violence.
Call: 519-253-9667 (reach professional counsellors)
Sexual Assult/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre | 24/7
Services are available to all victims of sexual assault regardless of age or gender.
Location: Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus, 4th Floor East.
Call: (519) 254-5577
Hiatus House | 24/7
Provide emergency shelter in a safe and secure building for women experiencing abuse and their children.
Victim Services Windsor-Essex | 24/7
Community-based crisis support to victims of crime and other tragic circumstances.
Trans Lifeline | 24/7
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
Hope for Wellness | 24/7
Helpline for Indigenous people across Canada.
Talk4Healing | 24/7
A culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women is available in 14 languages all across Ontario.
Crisis Line: 1-888-200-9997
Talk4Healing Help Line: 1-855-554-HEAL (4325)
Black Youth Helpline
Serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools.
Toll Free: 1-833-294-8650
Everyday 9 am - 10 pm
Naseeha Muslim Mental Health Helpline
Naseeha – Mental Health provides a confidential helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous, and confidential support over the phone from 12 PM – 12 AM, 7 days a week (Eastern Standard Time) and over text Monday to Friday.
Call: 1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342)
For a more comprehensive guide to mental health resources including additional specialized supports on and off campus, click here.
It can be hard to reach out for help if you're not sure what to expect or how to even start the conversation. Click on "What to Expect" to learn more about what you might encounter when you reach out to a helpline and visit "Self-Advocacy Skills" to explore options for getting the conversation started, suggestions for identifying your needs, and strategies for ensuring you receive the support you need.