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Mental Health Resources

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Looking for information about mental health, addiction, or gambling services and supports in your community? ConnexOntario can help.

For information about Mental Health Services in Ontario, call 1-866-531-2600 (toll-free).

For information about Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services in Ontario, call 1-800-565-8603 (toll-free).

For information about Gambling Services in Ontario, call 1-888-230-3505 (toll free).

Help For Caregivers and Family Members

When a loved one has a mental illness it causes stress. You need to look after your mental health for your own sake and for the sake of your loved one. At the beginning, especially, you will need information and support to be able to care for and give help to your affected family member.  Here you will find contact information for Family Support and Family Education Programs available to you in Toronto as well as Family Resource Guides to provide you with the information you are looking for.

Help For Employers

Of all persons with disabilities, those with a serious mental illness face the highest degree of stigmatization in the workplace, and the greatest barriers to employment. Many and varied employment obstacles face adults with psychiatric disabilities, such as gaps in work history, limited employment experience, lack of confidence, fear and anxiety, workplace discrimination and inflexibility, social stigma and the rigidity of existing income support/benefit programs. In this section, you will find resources and information about retaining employees with a mental illness, and hiring people with a psychiatric disability.

Help For Newcomers

In this section you will find community and other resources that we have found helpful in our journeys through the mental health system, and through migration.

Help For Seniors

In this section you will find a variety of services for seniors including social opportunities, crisis services and outreach clinics that can offer assessments by multidisciplinary teams. These clinics can assist in cases of seniors who are home-bound with mental health and dementia related conditions. Some clinics offer long-term follow up while others offer one time or short term intervention.

Youth Zone

In this section, you will find information and resources for youth that provide insight, tips and suggestions on how to cope with mental illness and enjoy success in school and in life.