Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is the local provider of child and youth mental health services in Muskoka.
Call 705-645-4426 ext.6270
(Telephone based during COVID-19)
There is local, confidential help available for children and youth who are experiencing a mental health crisis, their parents, caregivers and service providers. Calls are answered by trained respondents 24/7 who will listen and connect callers to the right help.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a child and youth mental health crisis in Nipissing, North Bay, Parry Sound, or Muskoka, please call the Mental Health Crisis Line 1-844-287-9072
or contact police.
Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca provides child and youth mental health services in the regions of Nipissing, Parry Sound and across Northern Ontario.
Online Counselling Clinic:
CYMH Programs and Services:
We are all human beings, and each of us has a physical body. We also all have a mind, and we all have emotions. In the same way that we all have a state of physical health, we all have a state of mental health. Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness.
Just like having a physical illness (like diabetes), you might have a mental illness, but that doesn’t mean you’re mentally unhealthy. Or that you can’t feel well. And even if you don’t have a mental illness, you may at times feel mentally unwell.
Stress, an overwhelming schedule, and difficult life events or circumstances can put pressure on your mental health. We can all have a state of mental well-being, whether or not we have a mental illness.
Content courtesy of CMHA
There are many sites out there that provide great information about mental health. We have put together a list of some of the ones you may find useful.
A for youth by youth website providing information and resources regarding youth mental health difficulties. Celebrity interviews, games, free music downloads, and personal stories make this website both diverse in content and youth friendly.
The New Mentality engages youth, ages 13 to 25, as partners in breaking the stigma of mental health difficulties and improving mental health services in Ontario.
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC. The site has lots of resources.
Want to go in depth?
Check out CAMH's
Youth Mental Health 101
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