Update February 22, 2021: It’s ok to not be ok! If you need to talk, the Canadian Mental Health Association is here to listen. Crisis Services are available, 24/7, 365 days a year. If you or someone you know is in crisis, struggling or just needs to talk, please call: Thunder Bay: 807-346-8282 or District / Toll-Free: 1-888-269-3100.
Update January 28, 2021: In this current climate many people are dealing with many challenges, so, if you’re feeling stressed, agitated, or overwhelmed during this time of global pandemic, stop! Inhale & Exhale. You are not alone. Go to https://bit.ly/2M9MkEE to join the free online Stress Balance Group.
Update January 13, 2021: If you are noticing symptoms of anxiety with the current state of emergency put in place by the Ontario government, free resources like Bounceback are here to help reduce stress, anxiety and worry. For more information visit: https://bouncebackontario.ca If you are feeling overwhelmed during this time, please contact CMHA’s Crisis Response Services at 346-8282 or toll-free: 1-888-269-3100. Services are offered 24/7 to both youth and adults.
Update July 20, 2020: Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay Branch offers Mental Health Court Diversion Program to individuals aged 12+ with mental health, cognitive or developmental issues who have been charged with class 1 offences such as (theft under, mischief under, possession under, fraud under, breaches, etc) and class 2 offences (simple assaults, uttering threats, etc.) on an individual basis. They are continuing to accept new intakes and referrals during the COVID-19 situation. If you have any matters before the courts and are wondering about eligibility, please contact the Manager of Justice and Case Management Programs at (807) 345-5564 ext. 420.
Update May 28, 2020: Do you know an isolated, low-income senior or person with disabilities who needs support getting the essentials they need to stay home during COVID-19? The Ontario Community Support Association Program is coordinating services to deliver meals, groceries, medicine and other essentials during COVID-19. Help keep our community safe and healthy.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is still available to provide information and support to members and intake for new members.
The New Foundation Day Program run by the CMHA is closed during this time. For anyone interested in the New Foundations Program and becoming a member please, contact Vanessa at 345-4817.