1 in 5 people in Canada suffers from a mental health issue or mental illness. We must all work together to decrease the stigma around mental health issues and mental illness so that people will not be afraid to ask for help. Below are a number of local resources to help students and their parents who may be experiencing mental health issues or possibly a mental illness.
Identify appropriate local resources for children experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Mental Health Helpline
24 hour access to information about mental health services across the province.
1-866-531-2600 / www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
Pathstone Mental Health Crisis Services – 24 hour
Telephone service providing immediate counseling and on-site crises intervention for youth 18 and under and their parents, friends or professionals
A support/resource centre providing youth and their families with supportive listening, information, options and referrals in time of need. Also offers a teen clinic.
West Niagara Mental Health Program
Consultation services, treatment and case management for first episode psychosis (EPI)
Niagara Region Public Health – Community Mental Health Program
Provides assessment, case management and counseling for persons 16 years and older experiencing mental health problems
905-688-8254 Ext. 7262
Rainbow Youth/Niagara Pride Support Group
Niagara Eating Disorders Outpatient Program
Provides information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation.
Children and youth affected by someone else’s drinking.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Line
Substance abuse treatment and information.
Parent’s for Children’s Mental Health
Not for profit parent led organization gives voice to families dealing with mental illness.
www.mindyourmind.ca – For youth – info, resources, and tools to manage stress, crises and mental health.
www.beautifulminds.ca – Adds positive change in people’s knowledge of mental health/stigma around mental health issues.
www.teenmentalhealth.org – Dedicated to improving youth mental health.
www.bullyingcanada.ca – anti-bullying site aims to help and inform everyone.
www.yourlifecounts.org – helping young people change addictive/self-destructive behaviours that can lead to suicide