Renfrew County, ON

Key Resources in Renfrew County, ON

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Introduction

Everyone wants to be happy, content and healthy. Unfortunately, anyone can become stressed, overwhelmed, or have problems with moods, feelings and behaviours. Common mental health problems include anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addictions. Fortunately, help is available.

 

This guide has more information about the types of mental health help, supports and services that may be helpful for you, a family member or loved one.

Information and Referral Services

Looking for help? Not certain where to start? You can always start by calling an Information and Referral Service. They can provide information about what services and supports are out there, and help connect you to those services and supports.

All ages
613-757-3108
1-888-757-3108 (Toll Free)
Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
All ages
613-310-2222
All ages
211
18 years and up
519-741-1121
1-888-941-1121 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-800-565-8603
1-800-565-8603 (Toll Free)
1-800-565-8603 (Crisis Line)
16 years and up
1-877-336-2433
1-877-336-2433 (Toll Free)
1-877-336-2433 (Crisis Line)
TTY: 1-866-860-7082
All ages
416-392-4605 x18008363238
16 - 30 years
1-866-925-5454
All ages
1-866-531-2600
1-866-531-2600 (Toll Free)
1-866-531-2600 (Crisis Line)
All ages
1-888-230-3505
1-888-230-3505 (Toll Free)
1-888-230-3505 (Crisis Line)
All ages
1-888-910-1999
TTY: 1-800-387-5559
All ages
Unavailable

Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat

Crisis lines offer free, immediate and confidential one-on-one assistance to callers in need and usually operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are generally staffed by either paid professionals, or trained volunteers. They will listen, offer support and advice, and if necessary, will try to help the caller get connected to help in his/her community. 

All ages
613-722-6914
1-866-996-0991 (Toll Free)
All ages
613-735-2116
1-800-661-0340 (Toll Free)
1-866-996-0991 (Crisis Line)
All ages
416-863-0511
1-866-863-0511 (Toll Free)
TTY: 1-866-863-7868
All ages
416-486-2242
16 years and up
1-877-336-2433
1-877-336-2433 (Toll Free)
1-877-336-2433 (Crisis Line)
TTY: 1-866-860-7082
16 - 30 years
1-866-925-5454
All ages
1-866-531-2600
1-866-531-2600 (Toll Free)
1-866-531-2600 (Crisis Line)
All ages
1-800-268-9017 x4168135900
All ages
403-245-3900
5 - 20 years
416-586-5437
800-668-6868 (Crisis Line)

Hospital Emergency Department

Going to the Emergency Department of your local hospital is helpful for crises and emergency situations such as thoughts of suicide or homicide (thoughts of seriously harming oneself or others); conditions such as psychosis or mania.

All ages
613-584-3333
All ages
613-732-2811
All ages
613-432-4851
Up to 17 years
613-737-7600

Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go: 

 

1) Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

2) Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

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Family Physicians

Family physicians provide a great deal of mental health services for their patients, in addition to standard medical care. In cases where a patient requires more specialized care, a family physician can provide help on where to go for additional help and support.

All ages
416-967-2603
1-800-268-7096 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-800-445-1822

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)

"Addictions" refers to problems using drugs or alcohol or other problem behaviours. Gambling can also be addictive and can cause severe financial, emotional, and relationship problems.

All ages
613-432-9855 x18002650197
All ages
613-732-2791
1-866-459-4906 (Toll Free)
8 - 15 years
613-371-3804
All ages
613-722-6914
1-866-996-0991 (Toll Free)
Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
16 years and up
613-432-8573 x18882411135
All ages
613-735-9928
All ages
613-735-2374 x18004651870
All ages
613-735-2116
1-800-661-0340 (Toll Free)
1-866-996-0991 (Crisis Line)
16 years and up
613-789-5144
16 - 65 years
613-789-5144 x226
16 - 65 years
613-789-5144 x226

Counselling and Therapy

Counselling and therapy can be helpful for dealing with a wide variety of issues (e.g. stress and coping, relationship problems) and mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.)

All ages
613-584-3358
All ages
613-735-2374 x18004651870
All ages
613-735-2116
1-800-661-0340 (Toll Free)
1-866-996-0991 (Crisis Line)
Up to 17 years
613-737-7600
16 - 35 years
613-737-8069
888-737-8069 (Toll Free)
Up to 18 years
613-737-0871
1-800-565-4839 (Toll Free)
5 years and up
613-523-5143
All ages
416-246-9592 x232
All ages
519-721-1068

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have received specialized training in diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions (such as psychotherapy and medication treatment). Some work in hospitals or mental health agencies. They may also work  on their own in "private practice." Because physicians are publicly-funded, one does not need to pay any fees to see a psychiatrist, even for those in private practice.

 

Looking for a psychiatrist? The best way to see a psychiatrist is to speak to your family doctor to ask about whether seeing a psychiatrist would be helpful. Seeing a psychiatrist requires a referral from your physician.

 

Looking for a list of psychiatrists in your area? Unfortunately, because demand for psychiatrists is so high, and they are relatively few, it is very difficult to find any lists of psychiatrists. The best option is usually to contact the medical licensing body for whichever province you are in (for example, in Ontario, you would contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.)

 

Consider seeing a psychologist instead! Psychologists are similar to psychiatrists as they can both provide mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Although psychologists do not treat using medications, the good news is for most conditions, non-medication treatments make a huge difference, such that many times, medications are not even required.  View psychologists in your area.

Psychologists and Psychological Associates

Psychologists and psychological associates help people solve problems with mood, behaviour or relationships. They perform assessment of, and provide diagnoses and treatment of mental health difficulties for children, adults, couples, and families who present with cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. They also perform psychoeducational testing for individuals with learning difficulties. They may use therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), behavioural therapies.

 

They may work as part of an agency, or in "private practice" (which means they will require payment from the client, or the client's private or work insurance).

Social Workers

Social workers help people to deal with problems in their personal, family or work life. They help by providing counselling or therapy, or by helping people find necessary resources. Social workers can work in many settings, including family services agencies, children's aid agencies, hospitals, and schools. Many social workers also work in private practice.

All ages
613-584-3358
All ages
613-735-2374 x18004651870
All ages
613-735-2116
1-800-661-0340 (Toll Free)
1-866-996-0991 (Crisis Line)
Up to 17 years
613-737-7600
16 years and up
613-722-6521
All ages
905-936-3338
1-800-267-2638 (Toll Free)
13 - 18 years
807-684-5100
1-866-346-0463 (Toll Free)
All ages
Unavailable
All ages
Unavailable

Psychotherapists

Psychotherapists provide psychotherapy (aka "talk therapy") and help individuals with difficulties by listening and giving support. 

 

Special training is required in order to become a psychotherapist.

 

Various types of professionals such as Social Workers or Psychologists provide psychotherapy, and can thus be viewed as being psychotherapists as well. 

All ages
613-735-2374 x18004651870
All ages
613-735-2116
1-800-661-0340 (Toll Free)
1-866-996-0991 (Crisis Line)
Up to 17 years
613-737-7600
5 years and up
613-523-5143
All ages
1-877-394-6596
1-877-394-6596 (Toll Free)
All ages
905-936-3338
1-800-267-2638 (Toll Free)
All ages
Unavailable
13 - 18 years
807-684-5100
1-866-346-0463 (Toll Free)
18 years and up
416-495-0926
1-800-387-6198 (Toll Free)
All ages
613-237-1099
1-877-765-5565 (Toll Free)
18 years and up
1-647-748-5501
18 years and up
250-751-0111
1-800-683-0111 (Toll Free)
1-800-683-0111 (Crisis Line)
All ages
Unavailable
All ages
Unavailable

Finances and Money

This section has resources about finances, money, grants, subsidies and other related information. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

Self-help, mutual aid and support groups are non-profit, voluntary organizations which provide support to individuals who share a common experience.

 

As defined by the International Network of Mutual Help centres, self-help groups are non-profit; open to members of the general public who share a common experience; meet face-to-face on a regular, ongoing basis, and are open to new members; provide mutual support through discussion and sharing of information and experiences. Members use their individual strengths to support each other, and can use their collective strengths to promote social change; Run by and for group members. Although professional (health care) providers may participate at the request of the group, their role stays that of a consultant.

Mental Health in General

Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565
All ages
705-386-8788
1-888-406-4663 (Toll Free)

Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)

Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
All ages
613-735-9928
All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
613-723-8484
All ages
Unavailable
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565
All ages
310-559-5833
All ages
Unavailable

Anxiety

16 years and up
Unavailable
Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
All ages
613-729-6761
TTY: 1-877-308-3843
All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565
All ages
705-386-8788
1-888-406-4663 (Toll Free)
All ages
Unavailable
18 years and up
905-745-3533

Depression

Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
416-486-8046
1-888-486-8236 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565
All ages
705-386-8788
1-888-406-4663 (Toll Free)
All ages
Unavailable
Up to 25 years
847-492-8510

Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Up to 24 years
613-321-3211
1-855-775-7005 (Toll Free)
All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-800-499-6367 x4164496830
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565
All ages
705-386-8788
1-888-406-4663 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-204-786-1616
1-800-263-5545 (Toll Free)
All ages
Unavailable

Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia

All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565
All ages
Unavailable

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

All ages
416-246-9592
All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
519-695-5858
All ages
613-789-8943
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
519-824-5565

Learning Disorders

All ages
416-921-2109
1-888-234-7054 (Toll Free)
All ages
Unavailable
All ages
1-514-489-1007
All ages
613-238-5721
TTY: 1-877-238-5322
All ages
Unavailable

Legal and Justice Resources

This section has various legal resources including legal aid, and forensic resources. Forensic resources refers to resources for individuals with mental health problems who have had troubles with the law. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

All ages
613-732-4903 x18888554443
All ages
1-866-482-2724
TTY: 1-866-881-2723
All ages
416-326-1817 x18002677263
TTY: 1-866-545-0083
All ages
416-947-3330
1-800-268-8326 (Toll Free)
Up to 21 years
1-800-263-2841
TTY: 416-325-2648
All ages
416-325-5669
1-800-263-2841 (Toll Free)
TTY: 416-325-2648
All ages
416-326-2220
1-800-518-7901 (Toll Free)
All ages
1-800-263-1830 (Toll Free)
TTY: 1-866-411-4211
16 years and up
1-800-461-2156 (Toll Free)
TTY: 416-325-3408
All ages
416-392-3135
TTY: 1-877-558-5570
All ages
416-408-4420 x829
Resource Lists by Other Organizations
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
“Red Flags” is a Quick Reference Guide for Early Years professionals.Red Flags outlines a range of functional indicators or domains commonly used to monitor healthy child development, as well as potential problem areas for child development. It is intended to assist in the determination of when and where to refer for additional advice, formal assessment and/or treatment.
Posted: Sep 28, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
"From Rollercoaster to Recovery" is a detailed guide for families and individuals on how to navigate the addictions and mental health system in the Champlain LHIN.
Posted: May 2, 2013
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
Concise list of Ottawa area mental health resources for youth prepared by Youthnet, a program of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 22, 2015
Language: EN,FR
Catchment: LHIN Champlain
Longer list of Ottawa area mental health resources prepared by Youthnet, a progam of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
Posted: Feb 23, 2015
Language: EN
Catchment: Ontario
Guide is for people looking for mental health services in Ontario, from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Posted: Sep 12, 2012
Language: EN

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