Self-Harm / Interpersonal Violence - Mental Health & Addictions
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 colleage, 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
Thank you to Cobourg Media for producing the Life is Worth Living video
Every day, 11 Canadians will end their life by suicide and another 210 will attempt (Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention).
Read more about the Railway Suicide Prevention signs that are along the tracks in Northumberland County 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)
KidsHelpPhone.ca 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)
Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention here
Parents for Children's Mental Health 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.
Updated May 24, 2018