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Mental health and addiction support resources
Mental health and addiction support resources over the holidays
Posted on 12/20/2023

Mental health and addiction support resources over the holidays
It’s ok to not feel merry and bright

The most wonderful time of year can also be the hardest time of year. With support, this holiday season can feel a little better.

If you or someone you know requires immediate support for a mental health or addiction concern, there are resources/services available to you 24/7.

For immediate support, available 24/7:
Call 9-8-8: Canada’s new helpline for anyone who is thinking about suicide or who is worried
        about someone they know
Call 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 (toll-free): The Canadian Mental Health Association's
        Mental Health Crisis and Information Line
Kids Help Phone: Text 686868 or call 1-800-668-6868
Call 8-1-1: Health811 connects you to health care resources
Call 9-1-1 or visit your closest Emergency Department

For non-urgent support, please consider:
OSP: Free therapy and counselling services 24/7 referrals to free counselling services
CFS Counselling + Wellbeing: local counselling and therapy services
Togetherall: 24/7 access to mental health practitioners
Patient/Client & Family Council (PCFC): Peer Support Services - call 705-526-4569