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Mental Health Is So Important

Posted On: Thursday, September 2, 2021

Mental Health Is So Important
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and We Want Everyone to Have Access to the Many Amazing Resources in Renfrew County and Area

Support Resources in Renfrew County

Mental, Physical and Emotional Well- Being Should Always be a Priority

However, as we have been trying to navigate through the stress, fear, and isolation that this last year has caused, now more than ever it needs to be a focus.

We want to ensure that everybody has access to and knowledge of the help available to them, no matter the cause or nature of their personal crisis.

**Please never suffer alone, because there is always someone there to help**

Things to Remember:
You don’t have to be perfect, and no one expects you to be.

Having a bad day is OK!

Small steps are also progress.

Asking for help is strength.

People love and appreciate you!

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the small voice at the end of the day, saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’” ~ Mary Ann Radmacher.



Crisis Line

“Our professionally trained Crisis Line Responders are there to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A crisis can include difficulty dealing with stress, overwhelming feelings, symptoms of depression, anxiety or psychosis, suicidal thoughts, or any concerns regarding your mental health or that of your loved ones.” (Taken from the Crisis Line website)

24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line: 1.866.996.0991


Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County

“We offer support to women over the age of 16 who have experienced or are experiencing some form of sexual violence.  We also offer support to family members, partners and the community.  We are a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General and the generous support of people in Renfrew County.” (Taken from the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County Website)

Phone: 1-800-663-3060


The Phoenix Centre

“The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families is a mental health treatment centre for children and youth 17 and under.” (Taken from the Phoenix Centre website)




Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc.

“Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc. is a non-profit volunteer-based organization which assists police and other emergency services in providing emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced a crime, tragic life event or community disaster including:

Domestic Violence / Partner Assault

Sexual Violence

Human Trafficking”

Victim Services of Renfrew County Inc believes that every Victim has the right to heal from a crime or tragic circumstance.  Our program creates opportunities, fosters hope and builds safer and healthier communities.” (Taken from the Victims Services of Renfrew County Inc. website)

Telephone: 613-649-2852




MHSRC - Mental Health Services of Renfrew County

“Mental Health Services of Renfrew County (MHSRC) is a program administered by the Pembroke Regional Hospital. We offer a full range of public health services supporting mental wellness and recovery for individuals ages 16 years and older, living in Renfrew County, who are in distress or living with mental illness and/or addiction.

Professional, compassionate, personalized care is offered at no cost, in-home and in the community, to all service users, both as hospital in-patients or recovering at home in the community, on a voluntary basis. A voluntary service is one where service users drive participation in their recovery.” (Taken from Pembroke Regional Hospital Website)

MHSRC Central Referral and Info Line:

Local Phone: 613-732-8770 extension 8006

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-991-7711 extension 8006


Renew Supervision Services

“ We understand that, at times, families go through difficult situations. Regardless of the difficulties a family may face, the bond between a child and his/her parents should never be broken. We strive to ensure that this bond remains intact.  Renew Supervision Services facilitates a safe environment for children and families who require supervised access visits.

We also provide professionally facilitated online parenting classes and anger management courses to parents looking to navigate the challenges of parenting during a time of separation or to gain better control over their emotions. Our programs are private and conducted one-on-one online. For that reason, our content is tailored to meet your specific needs and address your concerns. Because sessions are private, our scheduling is flexible so facilitation times can work around your professional and personal commitments. All programs come with a certificate of completion and letter outlining topics discussed to better support those with court orders.” (Taken from the Renew Supervision Services website)

Phone: 613 983 1317



Crisis Services Canada

“Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. We are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.” (taken from the Crisis Services Canada Website)

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002.

In recent years, the network has formalized and CSC was formed. Its structure and focus is geared to strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in mental health and suicide prevention and support nationwide are addressed.

In 2017, the organization incorporated under the name Crisis Services Canada and launched the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). CSC is a collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres from across Canada.
CSC is guided by several core goals and principles. We believe that partnerships are the key to increasing services and improving outcomes for individuals in distress, crisis or those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. 

We all share a commitment to operating best practices in suicide practices, methods and a common set of core values to ensure we help those in need.
CSC members have decades of experience in providing distress and suicide prevention support to people all ages in need across Canada.



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