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Self Help Links:

Trauma Resources:

Trauma Centre:

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Short Clip on Trauma:

York Support Services Network

1-855-310-COPE (2673) or (TTY) 1-866-323-7785

Connects individuals to a crisis worker who will provide an immediate telephone response in a variety of situations, such as if you are feeling depressed, distressed, lonely, anxious, scared, angry or are worried that you have no where to go

Distress Centres of Toronto
416 408-HELP (4357)
Provides a confidential 24/7  help-line service to persons in emotional distress, suicide ideation, and bereavement.

Drug and Alcohol Helpline
Provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. It is funded by the Government of Ontario and offers a 24/7 services that is confidential and free

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 is a 24/7 free, and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
416-863-0511; Toll Free 1-866-863-0511 Provides confidential 24/7 phone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse

Suggested Readings:

Love’s Executioner, Irvin Yalom

Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Hold Me Tight, Sue Johnson

Manage Pain Before It Manages You, Margaret A. Caudill 

Mind Over Mood, Dennis Greenberger  

What Makes Love Last?, John Gottman and Nan Silver

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