Mental health is an important part of our health. Positive mental health is the core for a person's well-being. Good mental health allows a person to reach their potential and deal with normal stresses of life.
No matter our age, we
all get stressed. Stress affects our mental health. Positive coping skills can
help improve our mental health. Through positive coping skills a person can
build resilience. Resilience allows a person to better handle the normal
stresses of life and overcome challenging situations.
Do not feel ashamed of
speaking to someone about mental health concerns and seeking help. It is
important to seek help early.
It is important to
speak to one another about mental health - this can help us increase dialogue,
knowledge, and help-seeking, while reducing stigma. To learn more about how to
talk about mental health, check out have
THAT talk from Ottawa Public Health.
If you are concerned
about your mental health or someone else, speak to your health care provider or
connect with available supports (listed below).
If you are in crisis,
please contact the Timiskaming Crisis Response Line (24 hours a day/7 days a
week) at 1-888-665-8888.
you (or your child) are experiencing thoughts of suicide or harming yourself,
Mental Health Supports
Connex Ontario (Bilingual) - 1-866-531-2600
Kids Help Phone | Jeunesse, J'écoute (Bilingual) - 1-800-668-6868
Good 2 Talk (Bilingual) - 1-866-925-5454
Response Line (English) - 1-888-665-8888
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 24/7 (Bilingual, Other) - 1-855-242-3310
Assaulted Women’s Helpline – Ontario (English, Other) – Text 24/7 to #7233
Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services (English) – Chat 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. | Text 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. to #258258
Canada Suicide Prevention Service (Bilingual) – 1-833-456-4566 | Text 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. to #45645
Online Mental Health Resources:
For information on how to cope with and reduce stress and anxiety, how to talk to our children about COVID-19, and how to support yourself as well as your loved ones' mental health, please visit:
Canadian Mental Health Association - Cochrane Timiskaming
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | (CAMH)
BounceBack Mental Health phone line support with a coach and online videos
For an online peer to peer support community for your mental health, please visit:
Big White Wall