Ontario, Canada 



131 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2C3

(905) 521-0090

(905) 521-0211


CMHA Hamilton is an identified French Language Service organization





Mental illness is common. Statistics show that one in every five Canadians will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Mental illnesses account for a large percentage of hospital stays every year. Yet, in spite of the fact that every Canadian knows someone who has been, or will be, affected by mental illness, few people know very much about it.

Links and publications are divided into the following categories:

NOTE:  Some links on this page are to external sites.  

CMHA, Hamilton Branch has no control over the content of these sites, and the opinions stated in them are not necessarily those of CMHA, Hamilton Branch.


CMHA National  

(disponible en Franšais)

CMHA Ontario

Search the National Database to find a CMHA nearest you.

Mental Health Works

CMHA Ontario

The History of CMHA  

CMHA National

The History of CMHA Ontario  

CMHA Ontario

Shop CMHA 

CMHA's national on-line store


Access Ontario  

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

(disponible en Franšais)

Alzheimer Society of Canada

(disponible en Franšais)

Bereaved Families Of Ontario

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

Canadian Coalition for Senior's Mental Health

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

Canadian Psychiatric Association  

(disponible en Franšais)

Canadian Psychological Association  

(disponible en Franšais)

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH 

(disponible en Franšais)

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Children's Mental Health Ontario

Community Networks of Specialized Care

Community Resource Connections of Toronto

Disability Tax Credit

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to or phone 1-800-959-8281.

Drug and Alcohol Helpline


Connex Ontario

Health Services Information

(disponible en Franšais)

Eat Right Ontario  

(disponible en Franšais)

Health Canada - Mental Health and Wellness 

(disponible en Franšais)

Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee

Internet Mental Health

Legal Aid Ontario  

(disponible en Franšais)


Local Health Integration Networks 

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 

(disponible en Franšais)


Mental Health Commission of Canada  

(disponible en Franšais)

Mental Health Helpline  

Connex Ontario 

(disponible en Franšais)

mind your mind  

a mental health website for youth launched by the London Mental Health Crisis Service

Minding our Bodies 

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

NAMI Ontario  - Family-to-Family Programs 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Network for Mental Health

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee Ontario 

(disponible en Franšais)

Ontario ACTT Association

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention Inc.

Ontario College of Family Physicians

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)  

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Ontario Hospital Association

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care  

(disponible en Franšais)

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)

Ontario Works  

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder

Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychoses  

London Health Sciences Centre

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office

(disponible en Franšais)


Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada  

(disponible en Franšais)

Public Health Agency of Canada

(disponible en Franšais)

Seasonal Affective Disorder 

CMHA site

Self Help Resource Centre

Service Canada  

(disponible en Franšais)

Service Ontario

(disponible en Franšais)

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

(disponible en Franšais)

Teen Mental Health

Telehealth Ontario  

(disponible en Franšais)

The Dream Team

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre  

a joint initiative between Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and the Centre for Research in Women's Health

(disponible en Franšais)

Working in Mental Health in Ontario


American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Bethesda, MD, USA

American Association of Suicidology  

Washington, DC, USA

American Psychiatric Association  

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Anxiety and Depression Association of America  

Silver Spring, MD, USA

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Central


Centre for Psychiatric Rehabilitation  

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Justice Center - The Council of State Governments  


Department of Health  

London, England


Health & Disability Commissioner

Wellington, New Zealand

International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services

Music Therapy: The Power of Music as a Coping Skill

Hanover, PA, USA

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI 

Arlington, Virginia, USA

National Centre for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  

US Department of Veterans Affairs


National Institute of Mental Health  

Bethesda, MD, USA

Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous

Hyde Park, NY, USA

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation  

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

PsychNet UK

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Department of Health and Human Services, USA

The Royal College of Psychiatrists  

London, England

Trichotillomania Learning Center  

Rosemont, PA, USA

World Health Organization  

Geneva, Switzerland

World Federation for Mental Health  

Alexandria, Virginia, USA


AY Alternatives for Youth

Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton

Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre (ATRC)

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Banyan Community Services

Barrett Centre for Crisis Care and Support 

Good Shepherd Centre

Bereaved Families of Ontario (Hamilton/Burlington)

Bereavement Network of Hamilton and Burlington

Brain Injury Services of Hamilton (BISH)

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

Centre de SantÚ Communautaire Hamilton/ Niagara

City of Hamilton

Cleghorn Early Intervention Program  

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Community Care Access Centre Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant

Community Living Hamilton

Cottage Studio

Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia

Crisis Outreach and Support Team COAST 

(disponible en Franšais)

Dental Health Bus

Hamilton Public Health and Community Services

East Region Mental Health Services  

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Elizabeth Fry Society, Hamilton Branch

Emergency Shelters

City of Hamilton

Good Shepherd Centres

Goodwill, The Amity Group

Hamilton Academy of Medicine 

includes "Find a Family Doctor"

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Hamilton Council on Aging

Hamilton Family Health Team 

Hamilton Health Sciences Corp.

Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

Hamilton Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Community Initiative

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

Housing Help Centre (Hamilton)

Information Hamilton


a single point of access for mental health intensive case management services in Hamilton

Interval House of Hamilton

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and Area

John Sopinka Courthouse


Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Networks

(disponible en Franšais)

Lawson Ministries

Mental Health Rights Coalition

McMaster University

Mission Services of Hamilton

Mohawk College

Mood Menders Support Group

ODSP Hamilton Office Locator

Ontario Works - City of Hamilton

Public Health

City of Hamilton

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Mental Health and Addiction Services

St. Leonard's Society of Hamilton

St. Matthew's House

Salvation Army Hamilton

Salvation Army Hamilton - Suicide Prevention Services

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario - Hamilton/Niagara Region

Schizophrenia & Community Integration Services (SCIS)

Self-Esteem Network of Hamilton

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton and Area SACHA

Shalem Mental Health Network

Shelter Health Network

Social Services

City of Hamilton

The Red Book of Hamilton 

a community services database

The Well  

LGBTG Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton

Therapy Dog Services - St. John Ambulance

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton

Volunteer Hamilton

Wayside House of Hamilton

Hamilton Mental Health Outreach

(formerly Wellington Psychiatric Outreach Program)

Wesley Urban Ministries

Womankind Addiction Services


NOTE:  Some links on this page require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

Select Committee on Mental Health & Addictions, Final Report (2010)

A Report on Mental Illnesses in Canada (2002)

Best Practices - Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (2002)

Brian's Law (Bill 68) (2000)

Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada (2002)

Romanow Report

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Publications

Canadian Psychiatric Association - Publications  

on-line brochures, books and resource manuals, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, etc.

Coping with Stress 

a booklet to help you manage stress

Every Door is the Right Door (2009) 

Framework For Support, Third Edition (2004)  

Since 1984, the Framework for Support model has shaped CMHA's thinking about needs and resources for people with mental illness. The Third Edition of the core document, published in 2004, updates the original concepts while still retaining the important values and principles of the model.

Joint Policy Guideline for the Provision of Community Mental Health and Developmental Services for Adults with Dual Diagnosis (2008)

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health

Mental Health Act  

English-language version with link to French-language version

Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction (2004)  

Senator Michael Kirby's interim mental health reports

Outcomes and Effectiveness: The Success of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (2003)  

Personal Health Information Protection Act (Bill 31) (Ontario) (2004)


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Network Magazine 

CMHA, Ontario

Mental Health Notes  

CMHA, Ontario

The Rights Stuff   

a publication of The Mental Health Rights Coalition of Hamilton

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Self-Help Resource Centre Newsletters

Mental Health Works - Our Newsletter


Visit our "Education and Resources" Page for additional information.


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Information and postings contained within this web site and all associated social media sites are for general education, discussion or entertainment and are not intended as counselling, clinical advice or treatment. CMHA, Hamilton is providing a broad spectrum of information in order to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness.  

If you need assistance, please see your physician or health care professional for advise that is relevant to your individual needs or that of someone else. You can also contact the Ontario Mental Health Helpline for free, confidential information on programs and services in your area at or by calling them on their 24/7 telephone line at 1-866-531-2600.

CMHA, Hamilton is not a crisis service; if you have an emergency, call 911.

At our discretion we may provide information regarding products or services of general interest to our readers, but by doing so we are not endorsing them or advertising on their behalf.