Category: Mental Health


Defeat Depression

The Defeat Depression Campaign provides hope and reduces stigma for people who are affected by depression and other mood disorders. Across Canada, mental health organizations, community groups, caring companies and concerned volunteers are planning walks, runs, rides and other physical and social activities to raise awareness and funds for mental health initiatives.  (Read More...)
Be Nice

The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan is the go-to source for mental health awareness and education. Our mission is to create communities that have good mental health by inspiring people to recognize, understand, accept, and take action. Our leading program: be nice. is a mental health education program for schools, businesses, faith congregations, and communities. The be nice. Action Plan to notice, invite, challenge and empower is proven to change, improve, and save lives. Learn more by Taking the Pledge on www.benice.org.  (Read More...)
The Kettle Society

The Kettle Society supports people with mental illness to lead healthier lives. We do this by: * Providing housing, employment, advocacy and support services; * Raising awareness of mental health issues and breaking down the stigma and barriers for people with mental illness, and * Promoting inclusion of people living with mental illness in all aspects of society.  (Read More...)
Schizophrenia Society of Canada

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SC) has been serving Canadians since 1979. SSC is committed to transforming how people think, with knowledge and youthful enthusiasm, about early psychosis and schizophrenia. We seek to be an inspirational visionary in advocating for a transformed mental health system that is based upon the recovery philosophy. Our mission is: “Build a Canada where people living with early psychosis and schizophrenia achieve their potential.”  (Read More...)
Pathway To Hope

PATHWAY TO HOPE is a nonprofit, peer support environment that encourages, educates, and empowers individuals and families whose lives are affected by mental illness. We believe that no one should face mental illness alone. Our services include: Weekly support groups we call Courage Groups for both caregivers and those living with mental illness. E3: Encourage • Empower • Educate course for family members, caregivers, advocates and ministers supporting someone living with mental illness. Reclamation Clubhouse, for adults living with mental illness (open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30). Our website has full details on each of these services.  (Read More...)
Canadian BFRB Support Network

The Canadian BFRB Support Network is a federally-registered Canadian non-profit organization that provides information, resources, and support to persons living with body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) as well as their loved ones. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, CBSN operates with a goal of disseminating information to reassure those with BFRBs they are not alone while also educating the public about these disorders in the hopes of reducing stigma. Apart from information, CBSN offers support through in-person peer support groups across the country, online one-on-one peer support, and through its online support group. CBSN is completely volunteer run and relies on the support of the community and partnerships with other organizations for its information and resources. Although Canada-based, CBSN welcomes and assists people from across the globe and has been in operation since 2013.  (Read More...)
Harm Reduction for Alcohol

HAMS is a peer-led and free-of-charge support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better. The acronym HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support. HAMS Harm Reduction strategies are defined in the 17 elements of HAMS. HAMS offers support via an online forum, a chat room, an email group, a facebook group, and live meetings. We also offer harm reduction information via the HAMS Book, the articles on this web site, and the HAMS podcast. HAMS supports every positive change. Choose your own goal - safe drinking, reduced drinking, or quitting alcohol altogether. It does not matter how much or how little you drink; if you want to make a change you are welcome here. If you are concerned that you might have withdrawal symptoms if you quit drinking all at once, please visit our taper page for information about how to taper off alcohol. All HAMS services are offered free-of-charge. If you have been helped by HAMS, please consider visiting our DONATE page to make a donation to help keep us running. All profits from sales of the HAMS book are used to keep our organization running, too. All information on this site may be reproduced free of charge as long as the HAMS copyright is included.  (Read More...)
Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.  (Read More...)
International Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education.  (Read More...)
Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. We have conducted extensive research on depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, with the aim to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.  (Read More...)

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