Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update 
  • Skills for Safer Living is suspended during COVID-19 pandemic, but support can be accessed by calling Mental Health Crisis Line 
  • CMHA Simcoe County Branch offices are open by appointment and to distribute harm reduction supplies. 
  • All services are available in a blend of in person and virtual by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text 
  • If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
    • Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
    • Telecare: 705-726-7922 
    • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat
 
Regular Service 
Support group for suicide attempt survivors facilitated by Mental Health professionals 
  • group meetings allow members to discuss challenges and successes they face following their suicide attempt and to share and learn strategies for survival and ways to relieve the pain that may have led to their attempt 
  • runs once a year for two, 10 week sessions with breaks during the Holidays 
  • offered by the Crisis Program, in partnership with the Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Update
  • Program is suspended during COVID-19 pandemic, but support can be accessed by calling Mental Health Crisis Line
Regular Hours
  • Program runs once a year starting in Sep
  • Support Group Meetings: Call for dates and time
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Survivors of a suicide attempt
Application
  • Self-Referrals 
  • call 705-728-5044 for information and to arrange for intake
Languages English ; French - Reception, Programs, some services available in French * have some French speaking staff
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Meeting location disclosed upon acceptance
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
128 Anne St S
Barrie, ON L4N 6A2
 
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Intersection Anne St and Tiffin St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-5044
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/CMHA-Simcoe-County-183178325429506
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/StartTalking1
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Executive Kerry Dault, Crisis Services Program Manager; Email: kdault@cmhastarttalking.ca

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