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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Self-help resources

There are lots of ways that you can improve your mental health. Reach out to one of our many campus resources, explore mental health websites and apps, connect with a helpline through phone or text or find support in your community. 

Mental health resources

On-campus resources

Community resources

Mental health websites and apps

Helplines

Connex Ontario
1.866.531.2600
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.

Durham Mental Health Crisis Line
905.666.0483
1.800.742.1890
Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) is a charitable not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to individuals and families who are living with mental health concerns.

Good2Talk
1.866.925.5454 or text "GOOD2TALKON" to 686868
Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario. By calling Good2Talk, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off-campus or speak anonymously with a professional counsellor.

Ontario Shores Crisis Line
1.800.263.2679
Ontario Shores is a public teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness.

Ontario Tech Student LifeLine
905.721.3392
studentlifeline@ontariotechu.ca
If you are experiencing an emotional crisis on campus during business hours, call the Student LifeLine.

Other supports

You may find these other supports at the university helpful.