Mental Health Resources

In emergencies: Phone 9-1-1

Mental Health Crisis and Suicide prevention: 9-8-8 beginning on November 30, 2023

To find programs and services in your community: Phone 2-1-1

For information about agencies that provide affordable, professional mental health services in Ontario, Canada:

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) (until November 30, 2023. Then dial 9-8-8.)

U.S.A. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Canadian Mental Health Association:

Information about spiritual companionship/direction and listing of spiritual companions across faith traditions and around the world:

Seasonal Affective Disorder, (S.A.D.)

Information about Grieving:

Holidays and Grief:

Post Resources

“The Thanksgiving Address” of the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations)

Reviewing the Day with Thanksgiving,  praying with the Examen:

Joining with others is encouraging and effective for those of us who want to DO something about indigenous rights, and ecological, gender and migrant justice.  KAIROS is a Canadian coalition with mission statement: “We are Indigenous, settlers and newcomers in Canada working with people of faith or conscience all over the world for ecological justice and human rights.

Sitting meditation in silence is the practice used to learn non-attachment. For an introduction to how to meditate by Buddhist meditation master, Mingyur Rinpoche:

Buddhist term “dukka” explained: