Mental health can be affected by many things including life circumstances, chemical imbalance, loss, trauma, physical health problems, stress, racism, discrimination, and other factors. Resources here include services to address these issues.
Across Boundaries provides equitable, inclusive and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized people across the Greater Toronto Area. Across Boundaries acknowledges the impact of racism and anti-Black-racism on mental health.
The Active Minds portal provides information on a variety of mental health challenges you or others may be experiencing, as well as tangible resources you can access.
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with substance use, addiction or a mental health problem, you may be wondering what you can do. Help is available. There are many options to get help including visiting a local Addiction and Mental Health Clinic or by calling Health Link (811).
AMI-Quebec is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Our programs are free!
The Asian Canadian Therapist Directory connects those who have experienced anti-Asian racism, hate, trauma or anything else, with a BIPOC therapist in Canada.
Befrienders Worldwide centres provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. This is via telephone helplines, SMS messaging, face to face, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships.
Healing in Colour offers a directory of BIPOC therapists across Canada with anti-oppressive values. The list includes therapists of many identities and those trained in trauma-informed care.
Free online education aimed at building awareness and knowledge of mental health challenges and at reducing stigma is offered here.
This resource has online education aimed at building awareness and knowledge of mental health challenges and at reducing stigma.
The CHEW Project’s vision is to provide frontline support, opportunities for health and wellness, and to help find hope for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and emerging adults facing barriers. This site includes a number of resources.
This resource has information on fostering a culture of well-being.
Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) provides 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling, youth peer support and referrals through 211 and our programs at SORCe – all at no cost. For over 50 years, Distress Centre has served Calgary and Southern Alberta, ensuring everyone has a place to turn in times of crisis.
eMentalHealth.ca is a non-profit initiative of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families.
The Equity in Mental Health Framework provides colleges and universities with ten recommendations and implementation strategies to help inform and strengthen their mental health support and programs for students of colour.
Erase is all about building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.
This issue of Justice For Society Magazine takes a deeper look into these terms and explores these concepts thoroughly by taking a look at what youth mental health, accessibility to mental health care, and the maintenance of a healthy mindset in this day and age truly means.
This site has mental health resources for wherever you are in the world.
They are here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.
Here2Talk is a free and confidential program that provides all students currently registered with a B.C. post-secondary school access to (multiple) single-session 24/7 mental health support and community referral services via the app, phone and web.
Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health by identifying and dismantling barriers to positive mental health in their communities.
Kílala Lelum (Urban Indigenous Health and Healing Cooperative) aims to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care to the community in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
CMHA Recovery College uses an educational-based approach focussing on helping people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one’s recovery journey.
Looking Forward is an interactive half-day workshop created for individuals working with youth aged 12 to 24. The workshop presents strategies to strengthen the protective factors of youth considering suicide, and relevant intervention strategies
Mental Health & Healing This site has a number of links for mental health and healing.
Of the nearly 39 million people in the United States with a mental health disorder, close to 20% also use prescription opioids, receiving nearly half of all opioids prescribed in the U.S. Mental health conditions increase the risk of developing OUD and vice versa.
This is a master list of coping skills, which are things that you can do to non-destructively react and get through or make better an uncomfortable or painful mental or physical situation. Essentially, they are good skills to have in your toolbelt for life.
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
The MHCC offers many tools and guidelines on a wide range of mental health topics, including on peer support, caregiving, and recovery.
This a list of mental health resources throughout the country.
Community mental health and addictions care encompasses a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet needs of Ontario residents.
mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. It work swith young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience through the Design Studio model, in which young people work directly with facilitators, content experts, and designers to brainstorm, design, and develop our projects.
NCSA has been providing programs and services designed and delivered for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people in Alberta for over 50 years. They started by providing court worker assistance with the goal of attaining fair and equitable treatment for Indigenous people across the province.
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) ensures that promises made under the Nunavut Agreement are carried out. Inuit exchanged Aboriginal title to all their traditional land in the Nunavut Settlement Area for the rights and benefits set out in the Nunavut Agreement.
Partners For Youth Inc. engages youth who are facing challenges in their lives and assists them in becoming capable, connected, and contributing members of their communities by developing innovative programs and services that promote experiential learning in safe, supportive, and rewarding environments.
They help anybody 18+ while focusing on catching individuals that are historically underserved, forcefully marginalized, and fall through the cracks of the mental health system. They are located in Central Florida but welcome anybody, living anywhere, to their virtual spaces.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
The Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) Mobile Application is a mobile training tool developed to improve short-term performance and long-term mental health outcomes.
This site has a wide range of services, supports, and education materials available to assist people who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues in Saskatchewan.
This is meant to be an interactive flow chart for people who struggle with self care, executive dysfunction, and/or who have trouble reading internal signals. It's designed to take as much of the weight off of you as possible, so each decision is very easy and doesn't require much judgment.
This is an original resource that examines topics relating to suicide in a way that encourages conversation, written in an editorial style.
This resource provides tips on how to support a friend or family member who’s struggling with their mental health.
The MINDS Foundation has a persistent commitment to taking a grassroots approach to eliminating stigma and providing educational, financial, medical, and moral support for patients suffering from mental illness in developing countries.
This resource included 27 pages of definitions, global statistics, common signs and symptoms, community resources on how to help, and frequently asked questions about mental health.
YMHC is a community-based, youth-led charitable non-profit organization focused on youth, family and community engagement for mental health education, support, advocacy and change.
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