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
https://211ontario.ca/

For information about agencies that provide affordable, professional mental health services in Ontario, Canada:
https://www.familyserviceontario.org/

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) (until November 30, 2023. Then dial 9-8-8.)
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html

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

Canadian Mental Health Association: 
https://camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/seasonal-affective-disorder

Information about spiritual companionship/direction and listing of spiritual companions across faith traditions and around the world:
https://www.sdicompanions.org/

Seasonal Affective Disorder, (S.A.D.) 
https://camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-illness-and-addiction-index/seasonal-affective-disorder

Information about Grieving:
https://www.mygrief.ca/

Holidays and Grief:
https://grief.com/grief-the-holidays/

https://cmha.ca/five-ways-to-protect-your-mental-health-this-holiday/

Post Resources

“The Thanksgiving Address” of the Haudenosaunee (also known as the Iroquois Confederacy or Six Nations)
https://americanindian.si.edu/environment/pdf/01_02_Thanksgiving_Address.pdf

Reviewing the Day with Thanksgiving,  praying with the Examen:
https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/jesuit-a-z/terms-e/daily-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. 
https://www.kairoscanada.org/

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:
https://youtu.be/w6Wc8TXeDcU

Buddhist term “dukka” explained:
https://alanpeto.com/buddhism/understanding-dukkha/

Interfaith 
https://www.worldreligions.ca/about
https://www.iqra.ca/tag/interfaith/