Sunday, August 18, 2019

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Mental Health Resource Guide

Ontario Pork and OPIC have created a discrete pocket-sized guide of Ontario's mental health resources. If you'd like a stack to keep on hand, we'd be happy to send you some. The guide is also available online here.  

While not specific to agriculture or swine production, free, confidential support is available to Ontario residents dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health issues. Helpline staff can help address concerns about yourself or someone that you care about. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, call 911.

Helplines - available 24/7

Mental Health Helpline

Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Problem Gambling Helpline

Telehealth Ontario
1-866-797-0000 (on-call nurses; health-related issues, depression, anxiety)

Victim Support Line
1-888-579-2888 (connects victims of crime with community services)

Parenting Help Line
1-888-603-9100 (info and support on parenting issues)

For children and youth - available 24/7

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 (provides counselling and info for ages 5-20)

1-866-925-5454 (provides counselling and information for youth and young adults aged 17-25) 

Other Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario)
(416) 977-5580 

Children’s Mental Health Ontario
(416) 921-2109 

Farm and Food Care
(519) 837-1326 (accepts calls if a producer is having trouble caring for animals) 

Legal Aid Ontario

Law Help Ontario
1-855-255-7256 (for those living 40 km+ from urban centres) other resources 

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