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Resources

If you're in crisis or feeling suicidal, call 911 or go to your local emergency department.

cRISIS Services

CRISIS SERVICES CANADA

1-833-456-4566

24/7 phone and text support for those who are feeling hopeless, suicidal or concerned about someone at risk.

https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/call-us/

DISTRESS AND CRISIS ONTARIO

text SUPPORT to 258258 (2pm-2am)

Visit the website for list of distress lines and centres according to region.

Includes support lines for Indigenous and LGTBQ+ communities.

https://www.dcontario.org/locations/

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-8255

24/7 lifeline that provides support for people in distress or crisis

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

BE SAFE APP

List of crisis resources by region and guidance in the creation of a safety plan. Available in Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. https://besafeapp.ca/

sUPPORT SERVICES

1 / CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Website offers comprehensive list of mental health and addiction resources by region, including the Farmer Wellness Initiative for Ontario.

 https://ontario.cmha.ca/farmersmentalhealth/

2/ FARMER WELLNESS PROGRAM

Specific counties in Ontario offer four free counselling sessions for farmers. https://www.farmerwellnessprogram.ca/

3/ FARM STRESS LINE

Phone or email for support. Available in Saskatchewan.

1-800-667-4442

http://www.farmstressline.ca/

4/  MANITOBA FARMER WELLNESS PROGRAM

6 free counselling sessions for farmers and their families

204-232-0574

www.manitobafarmerwellness.ca

5/ HOPE FOR WELLNESS

Phone and online chat support for Indigenous communities across Canada. https://hopeforwellness.ca/home.html

6/ CONNEX ONTARIO

24/7 mental health and addiction resources

1-866-531-2600

https://www.connexontario.ca/en-ca/

7/ GOOD TO TALK

Phone, text and Facebook messenger support for college/university students. https://good2talk.ca/ontario/

8/ DO MORE AG

Agriculture mental health advocacy and resources.

https://www.domore.ag/

Online Resources

There are many apps and online self-guided programs designed to improve your mental wellness.

 

CALM APP

Resources to help improve sleep and mood through practical, guided mindfulness and meditation exercises. https://www.calm.com/

HEADSPACE APP

Mindfulness-based tools that are easy to use. https://www.headspace.com/

MINDSHIFT APP

Uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to help with coping, including a thought journal (to help develop healthier thoughts), grounding exercises, and deep breathing. https://anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt/

 

VIRTUAL HOPEBOX

Activities, games, and other tools to help with relaxation, distraction, and balanced thinking. Download through Apple App Store or Google Play Store.