Where to Get Help

Canadian Resources:

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) 1.613.237.2144 • CLICK HERE
CAMIMH has a helpful list of resources on a variety of Mental Illnesses and Mental Health.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) 1.780.482.0198 • CLICK HERE
CASP will help you to know the warning signs of suicidal behaviour and what you can do if someone is thinking of suicide, understand how to help those grieving the suicidal death of a relative or friend and learn about suicide intervention and postvention activities in your community.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) 416.484.7750 • CLICK HERE
The CMHA is a nation wide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the recovery of people experiencing mental illness. To find your local chapter visit the CMHA website. CMHA also sends out a helpful and informative biweekly e-newsletter.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 416.535.8501 • CLICK HERE
CAMH is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. CAMH improves the lives of those affected by addiction and mental health problems and promotes the mental health of people in Ontario and beyond.

Mental Health Service Information Ontario 1.866.531.2600 • CLICK HERE
The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario.  They provide information about counselling services and supports in your community, they listen and offer supports and strategies to help you meet your goals and they provide education about mental illness.

Mood Disorders Association of Canada 1.519.824.5565 • CLICK HERE
The Mood Disorders Association is a national nonprofit, volunteer driven organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders. Visit the website to find support near you.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1.800.950.6264 • CLICK HERE
Although NAMI is an alliance in the U.S. with over 1,000 self-help groups for people with serious mental illness and their families, they may be able to help you find an affiliate in your area. NAMI’s faith section can be linked directly by going to www.faithnetnami.org. Faith NAMI facilitates the development within faith communities of a supportive environment for those with serious mental illness and their families, educates clergy and congregations and advocates hope and help for all those affected by mental illness.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) 1.866.655.8548 • CLICK HERE
PSR promotes personal recovery, successful community integration and satisfactory quality of life for persons who have a mental illness or mental health concern.

Schizophrenia Digest 1.866.672.3038 • CLICK HERE
The Schizophrenia Digest is a bimonthly publication dedicated to bringing hope, dignity and support by providing information about mental health issues.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada 1.888.772.4673 • CLICK HERE
The Schizophrenia Society’s mission is to improve quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

See also the June article “Bipolar Disorder: A Road Best Traveled with Others

Here is a flyer on how to “Build a Dialogue for Recovery with Your Doctor” from the National Mental Health Association.

International RESOURCES:

CRCNA Disability Concerns • CLICK HERE
The CRC Disabilities Concerns office has a helpful guide for Faith Leaders. This resource provides information to help faith leaders work with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges. Here is a direct link to their guide.