Links - Mental Health Program

  • The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) is a not-for-profit Canadian health organization. The three levels of the Society - national, provincial and local - work together to form a nationwide network of services to help Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease.
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) supports research and education. Also included are links to an ‘About’ section and FAQ’s on suicide, and a section for survivors.
  • The Assertive Community Treatment Association (ACTA) promotes, develops, and supports high quality Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services that improve the lives of people with serious and persistent mental illness.
  • Bring Change 2 Mind is an organization working to alleviate the stigma of mental illness among the general population. The website has video stories about individuals with mental illness.
  • Body and Health - Mental Health  provides articles and information about different types of mental illness this website explains mental illness in a way that is easy to read.
  • The Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP) is a national agency providing news and information on national resources. Links to other suicide prevention organizations are provided as well as information on CASP membership.
  • The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, pan-Canadian, not-for-profit organization working to improve the health of Canadians and the health care system by providing quality, reliable and timely health information.
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends. Founded in 1918, it is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada.
  • CANMAT - Learn how clinical depression, mania and various anxiety disorders feel; how to recognize key symptoms and understand why symptoms occur, and find out about current medical and complementary therapies.
  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems. Also a research facility, education and training institute and a community based organization providing health promotion and prevention services across the province of Ontario. Designated as a World Health Organization Centre of Excellence.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mental Health Work Group (CDCP-MHG) includes basic public health information on mental health and related activities. While not a mental health agency, staff members whose work relates to mental health, established the Mental Health Work Group and this website to support overall public health efforts. 
  • The Collaborative Mental Health Care (CMHC) wants to bring people who are affected by mental illness together with mental health care providers.
  • Fountain House helps people with mental illness everywhere achieve their potential and be respected as co-workers, neighbours and friends.
  • The Healthy Minds Co-op was designed to help people with mental illness and their families by providing peer based services to them. They also provide input to Capital Health about mental illness.
  • The Internet Mental Health (IMH) is a free encyclopedia of mental health information.
  • Laing House works with older teens and young adults to provide them with peer support in dealing with their mental illness. They also provide support in dealing with such things as employment, healthy living, education and discovery of strengths.
  • Mental Health Canada (MHC) is a Canadian website which works to connect people with mental health problems to private mental health professionals, information about the different mental illnesses, medication and resources. 
  • The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) raises awareness of mood disorders as treatable medical disorders and work to eliminate discrimination and stigma among the public, treatment and service providers, and governments.
  • The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Toronto-based, non-profit organization providing information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. NEDIC has a philosophy which promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages clients to make informed choices based on accurate information. We do not promote dieting or other behaviours which limit the full expression of our humanity.
  • The National Network for Mental Health (NNMH) is a unique national organization with a "grassroots" history and approach. We believe networking to be based on the principles of inclusion and informed choice and we respect each person's individuality as we work together to find "common ground."
  • The Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program (NSEPP) wants to help people in the early stages of psychosis (people who have abnormal brains and minds causing them to lose contact with reality) through providing information and support.
  • Nova Scotia Mental Health Services (MHS) provides leadership for the overall policy and planning of MHS and makes recommendations to the Department of Health on funding requirements of districts.
  • One in Five is designed to bring awareness to issues of mental health and how common mental illness actually is. Also the website has information, stories, and resources about mental illness.
  • The Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC) is a national registered charity. We work with 10 provincial societies and over 100 chapters and branches to help people suffering from Schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure.
  • Suicide Awareness / Voices of Education (SA/VE) increases awareness by educating about suicide prevention, as well as speaking for suicide survivors. Includes information regarding depression as well.
  • The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) is dedicated to the implementation of an effective national strategy for suicide prevention. Much information focuses on lobbying and advocacy.
  • The Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP) promotes youth voice, youth generated media messages, peer advocacy and provides resources.