Mental Health Resources

Due to the nature of the sensitive topics sometimes discussed on this website and throughout my social media pages, I felt it helpful to include a list of mental health and other health resources right here on CrookedForest.ca in case you find yourself either wanting to learn more about these subjects or feel as though there is something you’d like to address about yourself or someone in your life.

Some of these subjects include: mental health, addiction, recovery, sexual assault, domestic violence, LGBTQ+ issues, Indigenous rights and racism. These are reflected in the below resources.

I am a strong advocate for trusting your gut instincts, so if you believe you or someone you know may be in danger to yourself or others please speak to a medical professional as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional in any way and caution you to vet the following resources yourself to ensure proper care. Be your own advocate. These are just a handy list of other much more knowledgable programs and services in case you’re not sure where to start.

Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery (Canada)

CAMH – The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

For children and adolescents:
ACAMH – The Association For Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

Whenever you’d like to speak to someone, call 1-800-668-6868.

The Mindfulness Clinic

Created by Dr. Paul Kelly in 2009, The Mindfulness Clinic combines Psychotherapy with Mindfulness and meditation to help you overcome your challenges.

Disclosure: I was driven to include this clinic on this list of resources as I am a former client and can attest to its effectiveness.

Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery (Worldwide)

Checkpoint.Org

CheckPoint is an Australian based health charity that provides mental health resources for gamers and the gaming community.

Their mission is to raise awareness for mental health issues, reduce stigma, and improve wellbeing and they are passionate about using video games for positive wellbeing and resilience.

The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab based in the United States offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.

They have a 24/7 Admissions Line if you require immediate assistance.

Additional Resources:
Mental Health After a Diagnosis (Via The Mesothelioma Center and Asbestos.com)
Your Smile & Mental Health: The Connection Between Mental & Oral Health (via Byte.com)
Music Is Facing a Mental Health Crisis (via CanadianMusician.com)

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Abuse Resources (Worldwide)

Shelter Safe (Women’s Shelter – Canada)

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource for women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map on their website serves as a quick resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope, and support.

DomesticShelters.Org

The first and largest online and mobile searchable directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada, and a leading source of helpful tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence.

Ending Violence Canada

The Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA Canada) is a national organization that works to amplify the collective voice of those who believe it is possible to end gender-based violence.

Additional Resources:
Sexual Assault Ride Sharing Guide (via CutterLaw.com)
#MeToo Movement

Anti-Racism & Indigenous Resources (Worldwide)

Native Women’s Association of Canada

A National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter’s mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes by combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation and centering Black joy.

LGBTQ+ Resources (Worldwide)

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.

Egale Canada

Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. They work to improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world.