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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