Mental Health Resources
Thanks to our partners at Not 9 to 5, we are pleased to present the following assortment of mental health resources:
Wellness Together Canada - was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access support, track your progress and get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional for free and available 24/7. Alternatively, you can also call 1-866-585-0445 to speak with a Care Navigator who can help you find the resources and support on the portal that would be most helpful for you.
Crisis Text Line - Offers 24/7 FREE nationwide texting service providing crisis support. Text "HOME" to 686868 in Canada to connect with a with a trained Crisis Responder. Every text connects you to a real-life human trained to move from a hot moment to a cool calm one through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) is a pan-Canadian organization that provides advocacy, communication and education on suicide prevention and life promotion through providing resources, guidance and information. They envision a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long living, socially responsible & optimistic about the future.
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Visit online or call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
LGBT YouthLine is a Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit* youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario.
In addition, Not 9 to 5 has provided a list of curated options of online resources for addiction and mental health, including a list of 12-step online meetings, recovery tools, support groups, cognitive behavioural therapy apps and more.