Connect Mental Health Counselling Services

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Professional support for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people living with mental health issues, addiction, relationship problems, stress, abuse, and other serious challenges

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Due to the global pandemic, and in order to ensure the safety of our clients and staff, this service will be provided virtually for the foreseeable future.

Through our Connect Mental Health Counselling program, we provide professional services to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals age 16 and over, who are living with mental health issues or other serious challenges.

Our services are free-of-charge, confidential, and provided in an accessible environment using American Sign Language (ASL), la langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), real-time captioning, and amplification devices as required.

Our counsellors will work with you to develop a plan of treatment including referrals to other community services as needed.

We offer counselling, education, and advocacy to assist with:

  • depression, anxiety or bipolar issues
  • present or past trauma
  • grief and loss
  • life transitions
  • parenting and family challenges
  • relationship struggles
  • personal development
  • sexuality
  • Deaf identity
  • substance use
  • domestic violence

If you are facing a mental health Emergency, please contact 911, or go to your nearest hospital. 

If you are in crisis and need support, please visit Distress Centres and Crisis lines in Ontario for a list of organizations that can provide you with support.

How to Request Service:

Email:  connectmentalhealth@chs.ca   
Phone toll free: 1-866-518-0000
TTY toll free: 1-877-215-9530

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