FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES PLEASE DIAL 9-1-1
Learn more about mental illness and substance use disorders here.
Mental Wellness Counselling Team Same Day Service (Maamwesying/N'Minoeyaa)
Kids Help Phone (Youth in distress and crisis)
Your Community Assistance Program
(Anishinabek Nation First Nation members)
The National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
(Available to former students of Indian Residential Schools and their family members)
The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Crisis Line
Where to start
Mental health counselling
Trained healthcare workers (like psychologists and social workers) who are approved by the government and Indigenous Services Canada can provide mental health counseling. They help Status First Nations and Recognized Inuit through the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program. Also, they can help anyone in Canada, including former students of Indian Residential Schools and Federal Indian Day Schools, and people impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
You can get more information by contacting an Indigenous Services Canada regional office or the ON First Nations Health Authority.
* Ipsos (2019). Mental illnesses increasingly recognized as disability, but stigma persists. Retrieved from https://www.ipsos.com/en-ca/news-polls/mental-illness-increasingly-recognized-as-disability
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