Our hearts are heavy with the news of the violence that occurred in our community this past weekend, the impact of the storm and the devastating losses in the US. To our patients, families and greater community members affected by these tragedies, we are here for you during this difficult time.
If you need help in an emergency or are in crisis:
Visit your local emergency department or call 911
Contact a distress centre in Ontario near you (phone numbers provided below).
Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP
Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200
Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868
Walk-in counseling services:
Woodgreen Walk-In Counseling: 416 645–6000 ext. 1990
Family Services Single Session Virtual Counseling: 416-595-9618
What’s Up Walk In: 1-866-585-6486
Resources for families:
Advice for talking to kids about the Texas shooting:
Dr. Becky/SharonSaysSo Podcast episode about how to discuss difficult topics with children and build emotional resilience:
Emily Oster’s 5 step approach to talking about hard things with children:
How you can help: Donate to the Texas Elementary School Shooting Relief: