Self Harm, Violence, Addictions & Mental Health

Self Harm, Violence, Addictions & Mental Health

If this is an EMERGENCY, call 911.

If you need help right away call 2-1-1 or Kids Help Phone

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Be Safe App  (resources specific for Northumberland County are available through the app – just select Northumberland County as the Region while on the app)

The Be Safe App is a mobile friendly app that was developed by Mind your Mind in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives in London, Ontario, to improve access to and coordination of mental health and addiction services for children, youth and families.

The Be Safe App is an easy to use, accessible tool, available 24/7, to support decision making during a crisis.  The Be Safe App is available as an Apple or Android app, and as a paper pocket guide.  It is aimed to help youth across Ontario access relevant resources, in their own community, to help in a crisis.

The Be Safe App is meant to complement a helping relationship and is not a substitute for professional clinical services.  One of the unique features of the app is its portability – which is particularly important for older youth who may be moving to new communities to attend college, university, trade school or to pursue work opportunities. 

The Be Safe App can be downloaded on your cell phone for free by clicking here.

Click here to download and print the Be Safe pocket guide.

Click here to download and print the Be Safe poster.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid.  Watch our news and events section for dates and details of training sessions in Northumberland County.  For more information about ASIST, click here

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Every day, 11 Canadians will end their life by suicide and another 210 will attempt 

Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention

Toolkits available online – click here to link to the Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide attempt

Click here to link to the the Toolkit for people who have been impacted by a suicide loss

Thank you to Cobourg Media for producing the Life is Worth Living video

Railway suicide prevention sign which shoes  a large stop sign and the words "Thinking of suicide? Call 911, Call 211. Life is worth living.

Image of police standing in front of suicide prevention railway sign

Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland (HKLN) Drug Strategy

Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland Drug Strategy Logo

Go to the HKLN Drug Strategy website here

Click here to subscribe to weekly E-newsletters

Follow the HKLN Drug Stategy on Twitter here and Facebook here


211 – helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services  – free / confidential / live answer / 24/7

Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig – Regional Women’s Shelter here

Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit (includes a conversation guide and tools for teachers and students) here 

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention here

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health – Suicide Risk and Prevention – here

Children’s Mental Health Ontario here

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre here

Four County Crisis – Community Mental Health Crisis Response Program here

It’s Time to Stop Teen Violence video here  (PSA produced by the Northumberland Domestic Abuse Monitoring Commitee and Cobourg Media)  1-800-668-6868 (online information and counselling for children and youth)

Mental Health and Addiction 101 here (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH))

Mind Your Mind here (a website for youth created by youth offering information and resources regarding mental health)

Northumberland Community Counselling Centre here

Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health Services – Walk-in Counselling Clinic information here

Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention here

Parents for Children’s Mental Health here 

Rebound Child and Youth Services Northumberland here 

Suicide: Facts & Myths … here (Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention)

Suicide Prevention Begins with a Question … here (Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention)

Teen Mental Health here 

The ABC’s of Mental Health here (Hincks-Dellcrest Centre)

Victim Services of Peterborough and Northumberland here

Disclaimer:  These links to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience.  Safe Communities Northumberland County (SCNC) has no control over these websites or their contents and in no way endorses any linked third-party sites.  SCNC does not make any representations of any kind regarding such linked content, including the accuracy, completeness, or non-infringement thereof.  SCNC does not assume any responsibility or risk for use of these links.  Use the contents of these websites at your own risk.