Message from Counselling and Psychological Services
are challenging times for everyone. Having increased feelings of
anxiety, fear, sadness, and / or anger are completely appropriate given
our current circumstances and do not necessarily indicate the presence
of mental illness. That said, some individuals may need or want
assistance dealing with these understandable, albeit unpleasant
emotions. Please check out one of the following resources:
§ Tolerance for Uncertainty Workbook for Coping During COVID-19
§ Video: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic video
§ Western Health Resources for Coping During COVID-19:
Taking Care During Difficult Times - Managing Stress
Taking Care During Difficult Times - Substance Use
Covid-19 Safer Drug Use Harm Reduction Tips
Taking Care During Difficult Times - Smoking & Vaping Concerns
Taking Care During Difficult Times - Physical Activity
Taking Care During Difficult Times - Healthy Eating
Canadian Psychological Association has developed several “Psychology
Works” fact sheets related to the COVID-19 pandemic and are free to
download/view as well from their website.
· You can also text: COVID19Hope to
393939 to subscribe to Alberta’s Text4Hope program. You will receive
daily text message (with or without a link) to provide support and build
coping skills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Text4Hope service is
provided through Alberta Health Services for Albertans, but it works
at the Ferriss Hodgett Library have made a number of our favourite
handouts as well as e-versions of many of the books from the Self-Help
Library available online. These can be accessed on-line through the
library’s course reserve system (click here or search Jennifer Broadbent or Veronica Hutchings as course instructor in course resources/reserves).
you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 911 (in case
of immediate emergency) or contact one of the following crisis lines:
1. Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-737-4668
2. Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
3. Crisis Services Canada (for suicide prevention/support): 1-833-456-4566
4. Transgender Suicide Hotline: CAN: 1-877-330-6366, US: 1-877-565-8860
can call the CHANNAL Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560 7 days a week from
11am until 11 pm to speak to someone with lived experience by phone for
non-emergency, non-crisis support.
· Doorways walk-in counselling service remains open here in Corner Brook, and is available to anyone who would like to speak with a counsellor.
· If you feel unsafe at home, you can reach out to Willow House,
a domestic violence shelter for women and children who are in crisis or
experiencing violence. 24-hr crisis line: 1-866-634-4198.