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Mental Health & Wellness

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness and emotional disorders.

The mission of the Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association is to promote the mental health of all Nova Scotians, recognizing cultural diversity. Currently, there are eight branches with nine locations in the province.

Oneinfive.ca, named for the one in five Nova Scotians touched every year by a mental health issue or an addiction. Visit this site to learn how the Dalhousie University psychiatry department and provincial health authorities are working to develop a stronger mental health system and to create a provincial mental health strategy.

Teenmentalhealth.org is an award-winning website dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.

The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia is a voluntary professional organization established in 1965 to represent psychology in Nova Scotia. The psychologists listed on this website have supplied all the information regarding the nature of their practice, including areas of interest or practice. All of the psychologists listed in the directory were, as of May 2009, either fully Registered Psychologists or Candidate Registered Psychologists with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology.

The Capital Health Mental Health Program, together with the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry, provides crisis, emergency, inpatient and community mental health support in the Capital District. This website provides a complete guide to accessing mental health services in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The Mind Check website is designed to help youth and young adults check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support. Support includes education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to professional resources.

EMentalHealth.ca provides information about mental health resources and services available in your local area.  This website has information about local support groups, crisis supports, mental health facilities and information about mental illnesses.

The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is focused on creating a higher level of awareness of mental illness and supporting community based organizations across the province deliver the highest calibre of mental health programs and services to those in need.

Mental Health Services: Government of Nova Scotia is working with partners across health care, communities and government to improve mental health services. This work is done through the department’s Mental Health, Children’s, Services, and Addiction Treatment branch.

Theravive-Find A Therapist is a network of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear, compassionate values in therapy. Therapists on Theravive specialize in every form of counseling, including anxiety, trauma / PTSD, depression, families, relationships, career, addictions, children, eating disorders, couples, and marriages.

The goal of the SEAK Project is to give children the opportunity to develop their social and emotional skills in a healthy community. This goal is strongly aligned with the Canadian Mental Health Association’s vision: Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society. Using a population health and health promotion approach, and a proven curriculum, SEAK aims to strengthen our children’s mental health throughout their lifetime.