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Gerstein Crisis Centre

Our crisis services include 24/7 telephone support, in-person mobile crisis team, community support referrals, substance use crisis management, follow-up and access to short-term crisis beds.

We are here to listen.
In crisis? Call us at (416) 929-5200.

Over-the-phone interpretation services are available 24/7 in over 180 languages through RIO Network.

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I need help now!

Our crisis services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Respect, autonomy, dignity, diversity, collaboration, and accountability are at the core of all we do.

Mental Health and Human Rights

Human Rights Watch and Gerstein Crisis Centre have developed a useable and replicable framework – entitled – Mental Health Crisis Support Rooted in Community and Human Rights – that presents a viable replicable, framework for a holistic approach to mental health crisis response.

Human Rights Watch Video

Human Rights Watch video showcasing Gerstein Crisis Centre as a non-coercive ‘Best Practice’ organization. More information can be found on the Human Rights Watch website:

Gerstein Crisis Centre provides crisis intervention, wellness and recovery activities, and training and education.

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Crisis Services

Last year, we spoke with over 30,000 people in crisis, provided 2,600 mobile visits, and had 300 people stay with us.

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Wellness and Recovery Activities

We provide numerous activities and groups and have had well over 1000 participants.

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Training and Education

We offer Suicide Intervention, Crisis Intervention, and Mental Health Awareness workshops and have had over a thousand participants in the last year.

Help Someone in Crisis

Support Gerstein Crisis Centre to provide safe spaces for people during a crisis and increase access to activities that support health, recovery and a strong community.