The links below are to help you, and your friends, with any mental health issues that may arise.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch: The CMHA is dedicated to the promotion of the mental health of all people, and ensuring the provision of the best possible services for people with mental health problems.

Coast (Crisis Outreach and Support Team: Hamilton Crisis Line, 24 hours, 905-972-8338. Coast for Youth offers information for youth in crisis, their family members and caregivers.

COPE McMaster, A Student Mental Health Initiative: Lists resources in the community for stress management.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic: Their mission is to provide excellence and leadership in evidence based clinical service, education and research for anxiety disorders. Their team of experts offer comprehensive evaluations and proven treatments for anxiety-related conditions. Treatments at the ATRC include both medications and effective psychological treatments.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Mental Health and Wellness Resource Centre: The Resource Centre is committed to providing persons in recovery, their families, and community members with easy access to reliable, user-friendly information about mental health, addictions and related issues. The Resource Centre provides support and educational material that enables informed decision-making and compliments care. Resources are available in a variety of formats including print, video, DVD and audio, along with internet access.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Mood Disorders Program: A mood disorder refers to a very significant change in a person’s emotional and physical state that occurs during an episode of illness marked by depression (sadness and loss of interest) or mania (increased energy), or both. The components of the Mood Disorders program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) include both inpatient and outpatient services

Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton: 24-hour assistance; Crisis Supports; Suicide Prevention and Mental Health/Addiction Services in Hamilton.

YMCA, Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP): A free service to assist youth between the ages of 8 and 24 to identify and deal with potentially addictive behaviours like gambling.

YGAP offers the following services:

  • Prevention & education programs
  • Community awareness sessions
  • Information about the pros and cons of gambling
  • Decision-making & coping strategies
  • Referral to treatment services