Need support and mental health resources?
Here are some useful Canadian resources that you may find helpful or may not even realize are possible for you!
Alzheimer Society Canada: www.alzheimer.ca
The Alzheimer Society works nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. The Society offers programs and services across Canada.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): www.cmha.ca
CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These local branches are a good place to start to find out what services and resources are in your community. CMHA offices will refer you to other mental health centres in your area. They also offer many services, including counseling, information and support groups, and they can help co-ordinate your care and provide day-to-day support.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): www.camh.ca
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care,research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Empowerment Council: A Voice for the Clients of CAMH: www.empowermentcouncil.ca
The Empowerment Council is a voice for clients/survivors and ex-clients of mental health and addiction services, primarily of CAMH.
Kids Help Phone: www.kidshelpphone.ca
Kids Help Phone provides free, confidential telephone and web counselling and referrals for people under aged 21. This bilingual, toll-free service is available 24 hours a day. Call 1 800 668-6868
Mood Disorders Society of Canada: www.mooddisorderscanada.ca
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada provides information and resources about mental illnesses, particularly about depression and bipolar disorder. Branches across the country can connect you to local supports and services.
Schizophrenia Society of Canada: www.schizophrenia.ca
The Schizophrenia Society aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by schizophrenia and psychosis. The Society offers education, support programs, public policy and research, with provincial chapters operating across Canada.
211 is Canada’s main source of information on government and community-based health and social services. Call 211 or visit www.211.ca