An important aspect of mental health and wellness is understanding when you need professional help. Please visit the links below to get additional support.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis:
Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital
Call Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000
Call a crisis hotline for free, 24/7 support:
- Canada Suicide Prevention Service:1-833-456-4566
- Professionals Help Program: 1-800-851-6606
- This program provides confidential services to veterinarians and will not contact the CVO unless a life has been threatened.
- Crisis Text Line: 686868
Please visit OVMA Member Assistance Program for a number of additional tools, resources, and support options available only to OVMA members.
The Canadian Mental Health Association is the most established, and extensive community mental health organization in Canada. They provide advocacy, programs, and resources that help prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
The Psychological Health and Safety Action Guide, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, outlines practical solutions for employers to foster an integrated approach to workplace mental health in Canada, and protecting an employee’s psychological health and safety.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada has also developed a Mental Health First Aid course to train individuals to help those struggling with mental health or experiencing a crisis. The course is designed to increase awareness, and build confidence, as well as decrease the stigma surrounding mental health. The course also offers techniques to foster a safe work environment to promote mental wellness.
For any additional questions, please contact the OVMA at 1.800.670.1702 or email@example.com