Mental Health Resources

Posted by Admin on June 8, 2018

SUICIDE PREVETION HOTLINES:

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Call: 1-833-456-4566

Text: 45645

Chat Online: www.crisservicescanada.ca

Kids Help Phone:

Call: 1-800-668-6868

Chat: https://kidshelpphone.ca/

First Nations & Inuit Resources (separated by province):

https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada/corporate/contact-us-first-nations-inuit-health/regional-offices.html

Veterans Crisis Support:

Call: 1-800-268-7708

More resources: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/other-services

RCMP Employees & Family Crisis Support:

Call: 1-800-268-7708

More resources: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/fam/ptsd-tspt-eng.htm

Canadian Armed Forces Crisis Support:

Call: 1-800-268-7708

More resources: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/fam/ptsd-tspt-eng.htm

Family Support Line: 1-800-866-4546

Trans Life Line:

Call: 1-877-330-6366

More resources: https://www.translifeline.org/

The Life Line:

App: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-lifeline/id752509889?mt=8

         Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_thelifeline.layout

More Resources: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTRES:

Airdrie & Crossfield: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=1014953&service=1015555

Carstairs: http://www.carstairs.ca/en/livingincarstairs/healthmedicalservices.asp

Cochrane: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/facility.aspx?id=433

Calgary: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/services/page11443.aspx

RESOURCES TO REACH OUT TO SOMEONE YOU THINK IS STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION/SUCIDAL THOUGHTS:

Signs and behaviours that might suggest that someone is at risk of suicide include:

  • withdrawal from family, friends or activities
  • feeling like you have no purpose in life or reason for living
  • increasing substance use, like drugs, alcohol and inhalants
  • feeling trapped or that there’s no other way out of a situation
  • feeling hopeless about the future or feeling like life will never get better
  • talking about being a burden to someone or about being in unbearable pain
  • anxiety or significant mood changes, such as anger, sadness or helplessness

WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE & TIPS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION:

Includes questions to ask someone who may be suicidal & how to make a plan to prevent suicide.

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention.htm

MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS IN CANADA:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/subjects/health/mental_health_and_wellbeing

BLOGS ABOUT SUICIDE/DEPRESSION/MENTAL HEALTH

Pick The Brain: A blog about self improvement & growth
http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/

Dr. Deb: Licensed phyciatrist tackles tough topics such as suicide as a result of bullying.

http://drdeborahserani.blogspot.com/

A Splintered Mind: This blog focus’ on bringing awareness to & ending the stigma of living with depression.

http://douglascootey.com/

Time To Change: A blog featuring user-submitted stories along with mental health resources & ways to get involved.

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/depression

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

Canadian Mental Health Association:

https://cmha.ca/donate

https://cmha.ca/get-involved/volunteer

Thumbs Up Foundation: (Airdrie Based)

https://thethumbsupfoundation.com/

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