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We all have mental health just like we all have physical health. That is why the Grey Highlands Public Library wants to make sure that everyone has the resources they need when dealing with troubling times and emotions. Here you will find a presentation on the importance of mental health as well as a list of online sites and phone numbers, which range in scope from local to provincial to international.
Please use this presentation to learn more about mental health and the difference between mental health problems and mental illness. No matter what you need, from crisis intervention to simply talking to someone about your day, we can give you options to make sure you remain resilient in tough times.
We already have resources set up on our site, in addition to those listed at the end of the presentation. These include:
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- South East Grey Community Health Centre
- Keystone – A counselling agency for youth and families in Bruce and Grey.
- Grey Bruce VON – Offers home care, personal support, and community services.
- Victim Services – Provides victim support for Bruce, Grey and Perth counties.
These resources are great ways for you to keep track of your personal well-being, whether it be daily or once and a while. Daily stress levels can vary by quite a lot, but regardless of where they might currently be, it is still important to remember keeping a list of contacts that both can and want to help is always a good idea. For ways to help keep yourself stimulated and entertained, please check out our Temporarily Available Resources post, eBook and eAudiobook post, Parent/Teacher post and Genealogy post for additional library and online resources.
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
- YMCA Health and Fitness Videos
- Glo Meditation, Pilates and Yoga Classes
- Ekhart Yoga and Meditation Classes
- 211 – A helpline and online database for Ontario social and community services.
- Big White Wall – A safe peer-to-peer support community with trained practitioners.
- Mind Your Mind – Tools and resources for those 14 – 29 to build mental resilience.
- Kids Help Phone – Call, text or live chat with someone who will listen.
- Check Up from the Neck Up – Can be used to identify symptoms of mood disorders.
- Teen Mental Health – Offers training programs, publications, tools and more.
- Bounce Back – Used to help manage mild/moderate depression, anxiety or stress.
- WES for Youth – Ensures youth of Ontario have access to free online counselling.
- Connex Ontario – Addiction, mental health and problem gambling services.
- Talk2Nice – Outreach program for older adults for physical and mental support.
- Mental Illness and Dementia (PDF) – A quick reference guide for care providers.
- Mindshift CBT – Free evidence-based mental health relief from Anxiety Canada.
- DAYLIO – Daily mood tracker and diary.
- Be Safe – Aims to help young adults decide about seeking help in a crisis.
- Koru – A free mindfulness app for meditations and daily exercises.
- Oak – A free meditation and breathing app.