Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis or has suicide-related concerns please see the
links below for help.  

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services

Suicide Crisis Helpline (9-8-8)

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Lifeline Canada Foundation

Unison Resources

Telus Health (Formerly Lifeworks) A free confidential hotline and online resources for personal and practical issues. This service is free, anonymous, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Individuals experiencing a crisis situation can speak to a counselor immediately by calling 1-855-9UNISON (1-855-986-4766).

Togetherall An anonymous online peer-to-peer mental health community platform, that’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Unison members can join the Togetherall community for free, to learn more visit, unisonfund.ca/togetherall

Therapy

Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada – MDPAC is a non-profit professional association of physicians with hundreds of members across Canada that develops and protects standards of practise of psychotherapy by physicians.

Inkblot – Inkblot is Canada’s fastest-growing digital mental health service, focusing on offering secure online video counselling through our corporate mental health programs and individual counselling services.

Room for Her (Mental Health Support for Women) – The Room For Her initiative provides accessible, effective, convenient, and affordable mental health support for all women.

Companion Paws (Therapy Dogs) – Companion Paws Therapy Dog Adoption Program and a Certify Your Own Dog Program for ones with their own fully trained and temperament suitable dogs. TLC’s Companion Paws programs are available in all Provinces across Canada.

Maple – Connect with doctors online 24/7 and get a diagnosis or prescription in minutes — 91% of medical issues are fully resolved after one visit. With over 350,000 reviews, Canadians coast to coast continue to trust Maple.

Centre for Interactive Mental Health Solutions – Bliss is an 8 session interactive online therapy program for depression that you complete on your own. The program is based on psychotherapy treatment called cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT for short. CBT has been shown to be effective treatment for depression. The program is designed to teach you techniques that have been shown to be effective at improving your mood and mental health.

Therapy for Black Girls – Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Healing in Colour – For BIPOC, finding a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. Healing in Colour strives to make that search easier. They offer a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC.

Black Therapist List – Black Therapist List is a platform dedicated to connecting black individuals with culturally competent mental health professionals in Canada.

Black Mental Health Alliance – BMHA is a well-rounded and a community-based membership organization that has a successful history of direct service provision, including school-based mental health services, youth tobacco education and prevention, fatherhood initiatives, summer camp, after-school programs, and HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives. BMHA programming and trainings have primarily encompassed historical and race-based trauma, structural racism, cultural competence, mental health stigma, social determinants of health, and mental health in the Black community.

Addictions Support

Rehab4Addiction: Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health

Canadian Assembly of Narcotics Anonymous – Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction – An Act of Parliament created the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in 1988 as a non-governmental organization to provide national leadership on substance use and to advance solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harms.

Alcoholics Anonymous – The Online Intergroup is a service entity established pursuant to Tradition Nine of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to operate on behalf of the participating online AA groups in accordance with AA’s Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts. The Intergroup exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Narcotics Anonymous have resources to help addicts meet online or by phone click here for more info.

Rainbow Services – Services are available to individuals with a variety of goals, including those who want to try to quit or cut down, or who would like to gain more awareness about their drinking or drug use. This program is 2SLGBTQ+ affirming and values and respects the unique needs and issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (2SLGBTQ+) people face. 

Learning Tools

Canadian Mental Health Association – CMHA is a federated charity, which means we are a collective of organizations bound together by a brand and mission. Together, we identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities.

eMentalHealth.ca – 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. 

Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada – MDPAC is a non-profit professional association of physicians with hundreds of members across Canada that develops and protects standards of practise of psychotherapy by physicians.

Government of Canada Mental Health and Wellness Resources – Mental health, mental illness, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cannabis and mental health.

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