Mental health conditions and addictions are recognized as disabilities under Ontario’s laws, including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. This means that people with mental health disabilities and/or addictions have legal protections from discrimination on the basis of disability, and employers and service […]Continue readingResources for Accommodation and Accessibility
Services and Supports
Community mental health and addictions care encompasses a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet local needs. These programs are delivered primarily by community agencies and sometimes through hospitals or health clinics. The majority of programs provided by community-based agencies are designed to serve the most vulnerable and most severely ill.
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There are a range of services available to individuals with mental health and addictions conditions who come into contact with the criminal justice system.Continue readingJustice Services
Learn more about income supports available for individuals with mental health disabilities.Continue readingIncome
Learn about the human rights system in Ontario.Continue readingHuman Rights
Learn about provincial supports available for affordable housing.Continue readingHousing
Employment is a key determinant of health and well-being, as well as and essential element of recovery for people with mental health and addictions conditions. Learn more about employment resources available.Continue readingEmployment
Education is an essential element of recovery for people with mental health and addictions conditions and leads to better jobs. Learn about mental health supports available in Ontario’s education system.Continue readingEducation
Families can play an important role in supporting a loved one with a mental health or addiction condition. Learn more about resources available for families and caregivers of individuals with mental health and addictions issues.Continue readingSupport for Families and Caregivers
There are many different kinds of mental health and addictions services available in Ontario. The type of service you may require depends on your needs. CMHA Ontario’s 30 branches provide community mental health services across Ontario. For a list of programs offered by the branch nearest you, find your local branch.Continue readingMental Health and Addictions Services
If you are thinking of suicide or think someone else may be, there is help. Call your local crisis line or mobile crisis team or the police, or go to the emergency room of your local hospital. Learn more about crisis support services available.Continue readingAre You in Crisis?