University of Toronto Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Discussion Forum
This online peer-to-peer discussion forum is a space where you can offer support, encouragement, and share your experiences with managing your stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 virus. You can also get tips and suggestions for how best to cope in this difficult time. Moderators will be available during business hours to provide general information and encourage the use of available resources.
This discussion forum will be open: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m (EST) and Weekends: 9:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m (EST). Outside of these hours, you can still view the discussions, but you will not be able to post or respond to a thread.Guests can only view the Discussion Forum. To post or reply to another post during business hours, you must:
Create an account and login HERE.
We request users of this discussion forum remain anonymous, and strongly recommend you create a username, as well as a first and last name, that DOES NOT identify you (e.g. username: ballerina12, first name: ballerina, last name: 12).
- Read and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Community Agreement. This will also appear when you go to create your account.
Once your account is created, you will see a grey 'Add a new discussion topic' button below. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A THERAPY OR COUNSELLING GROUP. NO CLINICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CAMH IS BEING CREATED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS FORUM.
This platform is not a crisis support service, but we do care about your safety. If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or need emotional support, please call the Distress Centre at 1-833-456-4566 (available 24/7) or text 45645 (available 4pm-12am ET, standard text messaging rates may apply). If there is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room. We will not be able to provide you with treatment through this Discussion Forum and this discussion is not monitored 24 hours each day.