Where can I get help?
It's normal for situations like Coronavirus (COVID-19) to affect your mental health. Everyone will experience these events in their own way. At The Royal, in order to reduce risks related to COVID-19, we have suspended all day programs, outreach services, and drop-in activities until further notice for our clients.
If you feel your mental health is worsening, you may also want to ask your family doctor/nurse practioner or psychiatrist about a referral to The Royal’s new C-PROMPT clinic. It is staffed by a team of mental health nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who can provide the following services: urgent assessments, medication support, short-term psychotherapy (maximum four sessions per client), and help with accessing other services. Read more about it right here.
Ottawa Public Health has many resources and tips on their website regarding mental health and COVID-19. You can read more here: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/mental-health-and-covid-19.aspx
If you are in danger or feeling suicidal, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local hospital where they have safety and screening measures in place for COVID-19.
Below is a listing of more mental health resources available:
- Crisis Line, call +1 (613) 722-6914 (within Ottawa) or +1 (866) 996-0991 (outside Ottawa)
- Youth Services Bureau - +1 (613) 260-2360 or +1 (877) 377-7775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario)
- Distress Centre Ottawa and Region 24/7 - +1 (613) 238-3311
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 24/7 (Bilingual, Other) - +1 (855) 242-3310
- Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services – Chat 2:00 pm to 2:00 am | Text 2:00 pm to 2:00 am to #258258
- Canada Suicide Prevention Service – Text 4:00 pm to 12:00 am to #45645