Please Note: The Thunder Bay District Health Unit supports mental health in a variety of ways across our programs. We do not, however, provide acute crisis or mental health services or counselling.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis:
- Call 911
- Visit your nearest emergency department
- Call Crisis Response (mobile unit suspended): 346-8282 (Thunder Bay) or 1-888-269-3100 (Thunder Bay District)
To find out where you can access counselling support and treatment for mental health concerns during COVID-19:
- Call 211 or visit 211North.ca
Mental Health for the General Public
If you are experiencing mental health concerns during COVID-19, you are encouraged to seek out support. There are counselling services in Thunder Bay and the District, both online and over the phone.
Managing Personal Mental Health
Mental Health for Children
It is common for children and youth to feel anxious, panicked, or fearful during a pandemic, especially if they are exposed to news streams and mainstream media.
Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Supporting their Mental Health
For available resources and services for children’s mental health, check out the Mental Health Support page. The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board also has a Parent and School Pandemic Response Information Sheet on Quick Access, No Cost Community Mental Health Services.
For more information about workplace mental health during COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Businesses and Workplaces page and click on the Workplace Mental Health tab.