When A Hashtag Isn’t Enough

While #BellLetsTalkDay Does Raise Awareness, There Are Other Avenues For Those Needing To Talk Now

Today is #BellLetsTalkDay, a decade-long initiative to raise money and awareness of mental wellness.

For every text, tweet, or post containing the hashtag, the media giant Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives. While this is a great way to make folks aware of the stigma surrounding mental health, some say it doesn’t do much to help those who need it right now.

While there is no easy fix to that issue, there are those who would like to listen. See the list below of some willing ears for those needing someone to talk to, courtesy of the Canadian Mental Health Association of Barrie.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
(705) 728-9090  www.rvh.on.ca

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre – Mental Health Support Services
(705) 728-9090 ext. 47210

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital – Community Mental Health Services
(705) 325-2201, www.osmh.on.ca

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital – Community Mental Health Services
(705) 444-6600, www.cgmh.on.ca

Stevenson Memorial Hospital – Mary McGill Community Mental Health Centre
(705) 435-4314, www.smhosp.on.ca

Wendat Psychiatric Services Program
(705) 526-1305

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care- Outpatient Services
(705) 549-3181, www.waypointcentre.ca

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
(705) 721-7520, www.simcoemuskokahealth.org

Barrie Housing Support Services
(705) 739-0485

Barrie Community Health Centre (BCHC)
(705) 734-9690, www.bchc.ca

Family Mental Health Initiative
(705) 725-0363, www.fmhi.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association-National
www.cmha.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association-Ontario
(416) 977-5580, www.ontario.cmha.ca

Ministry of Health- Mental Health Programs and Services Group
1-866-532-3161, www.health.gov.on.ca

North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network
1-866-903-5446, www.nsmlhin.on.ca

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
(416) 535-8501, www.camh.net

Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment
1-800-565-8603, www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca

Mental Health Commission of Canada
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/annualreport/

North Simcoe Muskoka Walk-In Counselling Clinic
www.nsmwalkincounselling.ca/