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ConnexOntario connects students with mental health support, plus tools to help them adjust to the shift to online learning.

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness, or gambling. With professionals providing free, confidential, and personalized responses 24/7/365 to individuals in need of support, ConnexOntario is an essential resource — especially given our current climate.

Approximately one in five children and youth in Ontario have experienced a mental health condition, and the COVID-19 pandemic certainly hasn’t made things any easier. As the pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives, many young people are struggling with anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, and self-harm. Even adjusting to and coping with the switch to online learning can be incredibly daunting for students.

Getting the help you need

Fortunately, there are resources available for students who need help handling all of the challenges of both everyday life and the COVID-19 era. Students can access mental health support and tools through ConnexOntario. The organization maintains a centralized, up-to-date, and accurate database of detailed drug, alcohol, problem gambling, and mental health treatment service information, including where the service is located, how to access the service, and what the wait time is.

Students and youth don’t need to struggle alone — support is available. ConnexOntario’s vision is an Ontario where everyone can access information about the health care and social support services they need at the right time and the right place.

If you need mental health support of any kind, visit ConnexOntario or call them at 1-866-531-2600.

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