Here are some essential resources in Durham Region (Ontario) to get you started:
- Talk Suicide: call 1-833-456-4566 toll-free, any time – or text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight ET.
- C.A.L.L. (Crisis Access Linkage Line) with Durham Mental Health Services: (905) 666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890 (Operating 24/7 the C.A.L.L. service provides immediate access to crisis services, including immediate telephone support, a visit by a mobile crisis team, or a stay in crisis beds).
- Distress Centre Durham: (905) 430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688: available 24/7, the Helpline is a solid community resource to provide referral information to mental health inquiries from the callers.
Beginning in September 2014, I’ve used many resources, from websites and books to audiobooks, videos, apps, and podcasts, to help me improve my mental health and maintain my overall wellness. There’s no doubt that some were helpful, and others less so.
You might find that the resources I share here don’t quite fit your needs. This is simply because while we may share symptoms, what helps me alleviate those symptoms may differ from what helps you.
With this in mind, I’ve included resources that I don’t currently use, but that helped me at some point over the years. I share all of them in the hope that one or more might help you.
Note that talk therapies and psychotropics are also critical to my overall well-being.
Finally, please note that while I provide links to Amazon.ca for many of these resources, I do so only to help you gain more information about them.
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