2014 International

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

You are not alone. 

Join with a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people who are affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities for support, information, and empowerment.

This year’s program includes a screening of The Journey, AFSP’s new documentary that tells the stories of a diverse group of suicide loss survivors.  Learn how they’re weathering the suicide of a loved one, and how they are finding their way back to a life rich in meaning—and even joy.

For information about the events in Barrie, Orillia and Midland, visit the Suicide Awareness Council's website for the flyer here



Are you looking for services, programs and general information on health services throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka Region? You may use the website nsmhealthline.ca to search various health services. You will also find a news section, events and careers information.


Talking to Your Children

About Traumatic News Reports

Here is a resource on how to talk with your children and war and other traumatic news reports.


Steven Page, former Barenaked Ladies Frontman, Talks about his Mental Health

Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page has lived with mental illness for most of his life; now, he’s on a mission to pass on what he has learned from these experience to others, and bring awareness to what can be done to improve how both our healthcare system and society at large views and responds to mental illness. Check our article here


Veterans Affairs Canada

Mental Health & Addiction Support

Are you a veteran experiencing a crisis, the VAC offers support, check out the website for further information here

You may also call VAC Assistance Service at 1-800-268-7708



If you are interested in receiving one of the kits available, please print and complete the order form and mail or fax to FMHI attention Tara Maxwell fax: 705-719-0908 

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Are you looking for other organizations and resources? Here is a list of organizations within Simcoe County, Muskoka Region, Ontario and across Canada. If you have questions regarding services from another organization, please contact them directly, thank you. 

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Crisis Service

The Simcoe County and Muskoka Addiction & Mental Health Crisis Line is for youth and adults. Crisis Services offers individualized support to assist the person in the resolution of the emotional and personal crisis. Telephone, mobile and residential crisis services are available. 705-728-5044 / 1-888-893-8333 

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Family Mental Health Initiative of Simcoe County

4 Checkley St., Barrie ON L4N 1W1

705-725-0363 / 1-800-324-3252