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Canadian Mental Health Association

3640 Wells Street
Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1T9



Maryvale is a Children’s Mental Health treatment centre in Windsor, Ontario, where adolescents experiencing very serious emotional, psychological and mental distress can receive therapy and assistance from a team of experts.

We help young people (aged 13 to 17) and their families who feel highly anxious, depressed, suicidal, worthless and hopeless, or who have lost their willingness to care about others. They may be dealing with debilitating learning disabilities.

Some students attend Maryvale during the day for school while others come for after school or weekend programs. Others attend for counselling only to sort out some areas of distress they are facing

Maryvale is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministries of Children and Youth Services and Health and Long Term Care and fundraising. There is no cost for Maryvale services although parents and legal guardians are asked to cover the costs of their child's personal expenses.

It is Maryvale’s passion to promote the recognition and understanding that one's inner mental and emotional world is of utmost importance and determines more than any other factor the quality of one's current life and future life.

Maryvale does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.

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Community Crisis Centre

1030 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, 


The Community Crisis Centre is a partnership of area hospitals and social organizations committed to providing 24-hour crisis response services to residents of Windsor and Essex County who are experiencing serious mental illness and/or acute psychosocial problems.

A variety of services are provided to reach individuals in crisis, including a 24-hour crisis phone line, 24-hour walk-in service at the Emergency Department at Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette campus, a mobile crisis response team, follow-up crisis counseling and referrals, and suicide prevention education programs.

Family Services Windsor Essex

1770 Langlois Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 4M5
Phone: 519-966-5010


Our professional counselling program offers individual, marital/couple, family and group counselling. Our counselling program advocates an emphasis on growth, development and the achievement of overall well-being and resilience. Our therapeutic counselling team has a broad range of clinical expertise

Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

1453 Prince Road, Windsor, ONT

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services; Specialized Mental Health & Addictions; Complex Medical and Palliative Care, and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. Inpatient beds, outpatient residential beds, as well as outpatient and community services.

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Kids Help Phone

300-439 University Avenue, Toronto, ONT

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information.

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1400 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, ONT


Services aim to enhance and promote the mental health of all persons and support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

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Mental Health Connections

370 Erie Street East, Windsor, ONT


MHC endeavours to empower persons with a mental illness, to maximize their growth and potential through the use of recovery strategies. A stigma-free society that cares, understands and accepts people with a mental illness for their abilities rather than their disabilities.

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Sandwich Community Health

3320 College Avenue 
Windsor, ONT N9C 0E1
Phone: 519-258-6002 

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Sandwich Community Health provides Primary Care Services and Counselling Services to the vulnerable individuals in Windsor – Essex.

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Trans Life Line


A hotline staffed by transgender people to help support community members experiencing a crisis. Call toll

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Teen Health Centre

1361 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N8X 1J6


Windsor Essex Community Health Centre, Teen Health Site provides Primary Care and Mental Health/Counselling (individual and group) for youth between the ages of 12-24 years. These services include support and treatment for youth and their family afflicted with an Eating Disorder or Substance Abuse as well as programs to support parents and guardians of youth. Pre and post natal groups are also available to young moms.

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What is Mental Health?

The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” LGBTQ mental health is likewise shaped by a sense of self-worth, the level of stress to which people are subjected, and the inclusiveness of their workplaces and community culture.

Mental Health of LGBTT People?

- Large Canadian studies indicate that LGBTQ people are more likely than heterosexuals to report unmet mental health      needs and were more likely to consult mental health practitioners.
- Studies have found high rates of depression, anxiety, obsessive–compulsive and phobic disorders, suicidal thoughts    
  acts, self-harm, and alcohol and drug dependence among LGBTQ people.
- LGBTQ people are one and almost twice as likely to experience childhood maltreatment, interpersonal violence, and personal
  loss and are at double the risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder as their heterosexual peers.

- Meta-analysis studies found that sexual minority individuals were two and a half times more likely than heterosexuals to  have
  attempted suicide and had a risk of depression and anxiety one and a half times higher than heterosexuals.

- Sexual minority women were particularly at risk for substance-related disorders, while sexual minority men had a higher  risk
  of suicide. 

- LGBTQ youth have an increased risk of suicide, substance abuse, isolation and experiencing sexual abuse. A Canadian  study
  estimated that the risk of suicide among LGBTQ youth is 14 times higher than for their heterosexual peers. A recent U.S.
  study of LGBTQ youth found that 10% of them met the criteria for post traumatic stress disorder and 15% met the  criteria for
  major depression.
- A large statistically representative study of trans people in Ontario found that 77% had seriously considered suicide,
  45% had attempted suicide. Trans youth were at greatest risk of suicidality, as were those who had experienced
  or sexual assault.

Information provided by:

Rainbow Health Ontario

Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex

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