Addiction often overlaps with mental health challenges making it a complex concern. There are a number of community-based organizations that help clients address both mental health and substance use. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit works with these organizations to provide public health input and help raise awareness, challenge stigma, promote programs and find possible solutions.
Below are some local (district) and national resources for help and information about mental health and addiction. For information about alcohol and other drugs, please visit our Alcohol & Other Drugs page.
If you are facing an emergency, call 911, go to your local hospital Emergency Room, or call the Crisis Response helpline (807) 346-8282.
Thunder Bay Counselling Centre
Provides professional and confidential services for addiction, depression and stress, and other issues.
(807) 684-1880 | www.tbaycounselling.com
Catholic Family Development Centre
Supports and strengthens families through the provision of family services including professional counselling and patient education groups.
(807) 345-7323 | www.catholicfamilycentre.ca
Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Offers a variety of culturally sensitive programming including mental health and addiction services.
(807) 623-8511 | 1-800-465-3985 | www.dilico.com
Children’s Centre Thunder Bay
Offers a continuum of parenting and specialized children's mental health services.
(807) 343-5000 | www.childrenscentre.ca
Provides a number of services including information on mental health and addiction. Catchment Area includes: (within the Robinson Superior Treaty) Fort William First Nation (Thunder Bay), Ginoogaming First Nation (Longlac), Lake Nipigon First Nation, Long Lake #58 First Nation (Longlac), Michipicoten First Nation (Wawa), Pic River First Nation, Pays Plat First Nation, Pic Mobert First Nation, Red Rock First Nation, Rocky Bay First Nation, White Sand First Nation, and (outside the Robinson Superior Treaty) Armstrong, Beardmore, Dorion, Longlac, Macdiarmid, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Nipigon, Pearl, Red Rock, Rossport, Schreiber, Wawa, and White River.
(807) 229-3592 | 1-888-432-7102 | www.biidaaban.com
Provides a wide range of holistic healing services to women and children in the community including addiction counselling.
(807) 344-9579 | 1-888-200-9997 | www.beendigen.com
Beendigen Crisis Line: (807) 346-HELP (4357)
People Advocating for Change through Empowerment Inc. (PACE): Mental Illness Support Network
PACE is run by and for people with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges in a non-clinical environment.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
CAMH provides high quality, client-centred care to meet the diverse needs of people facing addiction and mental health challenges at different stages of their lives and illnesses, from children to adults to seniors. Clinical services include assessment, brief interventions, inpatient/ residential programs, continuing care, outpatient/ambulatory services, and family support.
(800) 463-6273 | www.camh.net
Connex Ontario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling
(519) 439-0174 | www.connexontario.ca