The Mental Health Crisis Line covers the City of Ottawa as well as Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Akwesasne and Prescott & Russell Counties. These are all within Eastern Ontario.
We are the people who are here, day or night, 24/7, to answer the calls from those who are reaching out for help. Callers may have simple questions. Or they may be in crisis. Either way, with more than 150 volunteers answering over 37,000 calls a year, we provide an integral, important and vital service in the community.
We, as survivors and consumers of the mental health system, engage in mutual support, empowerment, and information sharing. We, affirming the dignity and worth of the individual, advocate for alternatives and improvements to the established health care system, services and issues which affect our well-being.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting good mental health, developing and implementing support systems and services and encouraging public action to strengthen community mental health services and related policies and legislation.
We are dedicated :
* To providing education and information for people with mood disorders, families, professional and the public concerning mood disorders.
* To fostering self help within a peer support model for people with mood disorders and their families
* To eliminating discrimination and stigma.
* To working with community partners.
* To advocating on behalf of people with mood disorders and their families.
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voice of consumers, family members and caregivers is heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.
CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
Mental health is a crucial dimension of overall health and an essential resource for living. It influences how we feel, perceive, think, communicate and understand. Without good mental health, people can be unable to fulfil their full potential or play a active part in everyday life. Mental health issues can address many areas, from enhancing our emotional well-being, treating and preventing severe mental illness to the prevention of suicide.
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.
mindyourmind.ca is an award winning site for youth by youth. This is a place where you can get info, resources and the tools to help you manage stress, crisis and mental health problems. Share what you live and what you know with your friends. That's what we're about.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with mental illness.
We also believe that knowledge about mental illness and access to available resources is critical to the recovery process. As such, the purpose of this website is to provide information to the consumer, professional, family member and community that can be used to enhance the lives of individuals with a psychiatric disability.