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Mental Health Resources

NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health
Established in 1998, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is an alliance of mental health organizations comprised of health care providers, as well as the mentally ill and their families. CAMIMH’s mandate is to ensure that mental illness and mental health are placed on the national agenda so that the mentally ill and their families receive appropriate access to care and support.
Address: 141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 701, Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Toll-free: 866-528-8218, tel: 613-232-8218, fax: 613-249-7333, e-mail: info@camimh.ca

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
CASP works towards reducing the suicide rate and minimizing the harmful consequences of suicide by advocating, supporting and educating.
Address: 400 – 10025 106 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1G4
Tel: 780-482-0198, fax: 780-488-1495

List of crisis centres in Canada
Canadian Coalition for Senior’s Mental Health

Advocacy group comprised of members from organizations, or individuals interested in helping make a positive change to the field of senior’s mental health. Any organization or individual may request membership to the CCSMH through the secretariat.

To request membership: http://www.ccsmh.ca/en/memberForm.cfm

Address: 3560 Bathurst St., Room 311 West Wing, Old Hosp., Toronto, ON M6A 2E1, c/o Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Tel: 416-785-2500 ext. 6331, e-mail: kwilson@baycrest.org,

website: www.ccsmh.ca

Rendezvous With Madness in Toronto: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com/

Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative

A consortium of 12 Canadian organizations representing community services, consumers, families and caregivers, self-help groups, dietitians, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

For general inquiries, contact:  Cheryl D’Souza, The College of Family Physicians of Canada (Project Sponsor)

Address” 2630 Skymark Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 5A4

Tel: 905-629-0900, fax: 905-629-0893,

website: www.ccmhi.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association – National Office

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Address: Phenix Professional Building, 595 Montreal Road, Suite 303, Ottawa, ON K1K 4L2

Tel: 613-745-7750, e-mail: info@cmha.ca, website: www.cmha.ca

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatment

CANMAT, the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments, is a federally incorporated academically based not-for-profit research organization linking healthcare professionals from across Canada who have a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders.

website: www.canmat.org

Canadian Psychiatric Association

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA), founded in 1951, is the national voluntary professional association for Canada’s 4,000 psychiatrists. The CPA’s mission is to forge a strong, collective voice for Canadian psychiatrists and to promote an environment that fosters excellence in the provision of clinical care, education and research.

General inquiries:141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 701, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3

Tel: (613) 234-2815, fax: (613) 234-9857, e-mail: cpa@cpa-apc.org,

website: www.cpa-apc.org

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

A national organization formed in 1989 that includes medical professionals and other scientists interested in the field of substance use disorders. It offers a resource of scientific and medical information about addiction for professionals and the general public.

website: www.csam.org

Centre for Suicide Prevention

The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a registered charitable non-profit organization Its three main branches include: The Suicide Information & Education Collection (SIEC), which is a special library and resource centre providing information on suicide and suicidal behaviour; the Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) branch which provides caregiver training in suicide intervention, awareness, bereavement, crisis management and related topics. Suicide Prevention Research Projects (SPRP) advocates for, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

The centre does not do crisis intervention or counselling, but has a link to crisis lines in your area.

 

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

 

The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation is a is a parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder. The website for the U.S.-based organization is the primary engine used to educate, connect, advocate, and support research on pediatric bipolar disorder.

 

 

Kids Help Phone

 

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that receives no core government or United Way that provides toll-free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous phone and web counselling, referral and information for children and youth across Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Counsellors answer calls and online questions from across Canada and provide immediate and caring support, information and referrals.

 

If you are a child or teenager, and need to contact Kids Help Phone, please call 1-800-668-6868, or visit the kids site!

 

  • National Office, 300-439 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8
  • tel: 416-586-5437, fax: 416-586-0651, website: www.kidshelpphone.ca

 

Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

The commission’s goal is to help bring into being an integrated mental health system that places people living with mental illness at its centre. The commission chair is former Canadian senator Michael Kirby.

 



National Network for Mental Health (NNMH)

 

The National Network for Mental Health is a 15-year-old national non-diagnostic mental health consumer/survivor organization. Board members, voting members and most of the staff are mental health consumer/survivors. The purpose of the network is to advocate, educate and provide expertise and resources that benefit the Canadian consumer/survivor community.

 

  • Suite 604 – 55 King Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3H5
  • tel: 905-682-2423, toll-free: 888-406-4663, fax: 905-682-7469, e-mail: info@nnmh.ca, website: www.nnmh.ca



Schizophrenia Society of Canada

 Advocating on behalf of individuals and families affected by schizophrenia and committed to improving the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

 

 

Suicide Prevention Help (Global Web Directory)

 

An online source for suicide prevention information and resources. Website funded by Canadian Red Cross Society

 

 

 

Other Mental Health Resources



ADDCoach4u Adult ADD Coach Pete Quily’s ADD Resource Website

 

 

CAMH: Mental Health and Addiction 101

 

 

CMHA Location Finder

 

 

CMHA Resources

 

  • More than 30 information pamphlets (PDF Format) on mental health issues
  • website: CMHA Resources

 

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

 

  • Society of mental health professionals
  • Site has good definitions of mental health terms
  • website: www.csam.org/

 

Centre for Suicide Prevention

 

  • Has a good PowerPoint presentation entitled “Suicide in Canada”
  • website: www.suicideinfo.ca/

 

Douglas Hospital – Mini-Psych School

 

 

The Economic Burden of Mental Health in Canada – A Canadian Study

 

 

Harvard Brain Map

 

 

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain

 

  • PBS website from their series : The Secret Life of the Brain
  • An excellent site with information on many different aspects of the brain and brain illness
  • website: www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/3d/index.html

 

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain – Episode 3 – Culture and Schizophrenia

 

 

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain – Culture and Schizophrenia

 

Find Counseling.com: Interactive Glossary of Mental Health and Disability Terms

   

Understanding Mental Illness

Virtual Reality Brain Project

 

Alberta



AADAC Helpline

AADAC provides 24-hour information, support, and referral services relating to gambling, alcohol or other drug problems.

For information or counselling to help quit smoking, call the Smokers’ Help Line between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

  • 50 Acadia Avenue – Suite 205, Markham, ON, L3R 0B3
  • tel: 1-866-332-2322, website: www.aadac.com

Alberta Ministry of Health and Wellness

 Alberta Health Link Homepage
Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

 

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

 

Manitoba



Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

Canadian Mental Health Association – Manitoba Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Manitoba Ministry of Health

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society

  • 100 – 4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1C4
  • tel: 204-786-1616, toll-free: 1-800-263-5545 (in MB), fax: 204-783-4898, e-mail:info@mss.mb.ca, website: www.mss.mb.ca

 

British Columbia



BC Anxiety Disorders

BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network


BC Ministry of Health

 website: www.gov.bc.ca/healthservices

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

  • #201, 6011 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V7C 4V4
  • tel: 604-270-7841, toll-free: 1-888-888-0029 (in BC), fax: 604-270-9861, e-mail:bcss.prov@telus.net, website: www.bcss.org

Canadian Mental Health Association – British Columbia Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

  • 1200-1111 Melville St., Vancouver, BC V6E 3V6, tel: 604-688-3234, website:www.cmha.bc.ca

Centre for Addictions Research of BC

First Nations Health Guide

 

Saskatchewan



Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatchewan Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Health

Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan

 

Ontario



Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Distress Centres Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO)


Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

 

Québec

Action on Mental Illness – Québec

ARevivre.org – Québec Mood Disorders

Canadian Mental Health Association – Division du Québec

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services

Société québécoise de la schizophrénie

 

Nova Scotia



Canadian Mental Health Association – Nova Scotia Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Nova Scotia Ministry of Health

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

The mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy, and research.

  • Room B23, E.C. Purdy Building, 300 Pleasant Street, P.O. Box 1004, Station Main, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z9
  • tel: 902-465-2601, fax: 902-465-5479, toll-free: 1-800-465-2601 (in Nova Scotia), e-mail:ssns@ns.sympatico.ca, website: www.ssnsc.blogspot.com

 

New Brunswick



Canadian Mental Health Association – New Brunswick Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

New Brunswick Ministry of Health and Wellness

Schizophrenia Society of New Brunswick

 

Prince Edward Island

Canadian Mental Health Association – Prince Edward Island Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

  • 178 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9
  • tel: 902-566-3034, website: www.cmha.pe.ca

Prince Edward Island Ministry of Health and Social Services

Schizophrenia Society of Prince Edward Island

 

Newfoundland

Canadian Mental Health Association – Newfoundland and Labrador Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Newfoundland and Labrador Ministry Health and Community Services

Schizophrenia Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

  • 205 – 206 West Block, Waterford Hospital, Waterford Bridge Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 4J8
  • tel: 709-777-3335, fax: 709-777-3524, e-mail: ssnl1@yahoo.ca, website: www.ssnl.org

 

Yukon



Canadian Mental Health Association – Yukon Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Yukon Ministry of Health and Social Services

 

Northwest Territories

Canadian Mental Health Association – Northwest Territories Division

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national charitable organization that promotes the mental health and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

  • 5125 – 50th St., Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P9, tel: 867-873-3190, e-mail: cmha@yk.com

Northwest Territories Ministry of Health and Social Programs

  • website: http://www.gov.nt.ca

 

Other Mental Health Resources



ADDCoach4u Adult ADD Coach Pete Quily’s ADD Resource Website

 

CAMH: Mental Health and Addiction 101

CMHA Resources

  • More than 30 information pamphlets (PDF Format) on mental health issues
  • website: CMHA Resources

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

  • Society of mental health professionals
  • Site has good definitions of mental health terms
  • website: www.csam.org/

Centre for Suicide Prevention

  • Has a good PowerPoint presentation entitled “Suicide in Canada”
  • website: www.suicideinfo.ca/

Douglas Hospital – Mini-Psych School



Harvard Brain Map

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain

  • PBS website from their series : The Secret Life of the Brain
  • An excellent site with information on many different aspects of the brain and brain illness
  • website: www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/3d/index.html

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain – Episode 3 – Culture and Schizophrenia

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain – Culture and Schizophrenia

 

Film festivals with mental health theme

Find Counseling.com: Interactive Glossary of Mental Health and Disability Terms

   

Public Health Agency of Canada

Understanding Mental Illness

Virtual Reality Brain Project

  • 3-D pictures of actual brain sections
  • An interesting and fun neuro-anatomy resource