National Mental Health Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association https://cmha.ca
Mental Health Commission of Canada https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/
Crisis Text Line https://www.crisistextline.ca
Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder
Kids Help Phone https://kidshelpphone.ca
Text, Phone, Live Chat, Messenger options
*For urgent Assistance contact 911 or visit a local emergency department.
NDD & Mental Health Resources
Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre. A Canadian research and education centre focusing on improving care for adults with NDD and mental health challenges.
Autism Society of Alberta. Article outlining mental health and self-care resources for the whole family.
Autism Community Training. Provides information and training relevant to autism, with select mental health resources. https://www.actcommunity.ca/education/mentalhealth/recognising
Autism Mental Health Literacy Project. Guide for the general public and professionals on issues surrounding autism and mental health. https://www.yorku.ca/health/lab/ddmh/am-help/
CanFASD: Canada FASD Research Network. Article on the link between FASD and mental health.
CanChild. Article on the link between cerebral palsy and mental health.
*Please note this list is not exhaustive but rather offers some suggestions of available resources. Resources tend to be tailored to specific forms of NDD (e.g., ASD, FASD, CP) rather than being all encompassing.