COVID-19: Mental Health

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:


Mental Health for the General Public

It is normal to experience anxiety during stressful situations. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been many different sources of information circulating in the media. This makes it difficult to know what to do during the outbreak and how to keep yourself and your family safe, which can be hard for our mental health. This can be especially stressful if you have pre-existing mental health concerns.

Strategies to Manage 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.

Recommendations for Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Supporting their Mental Health


    Additional Resources

    For more information on COVID-19 visit the COVID-19 topics of interest webpage.

    Last Updated: 03/04/2020