Mental Health

Mental Health Information

Being healthy means keeping your mind as well as your body healthy. When you are mentally healthy, you enjoy your life and the people in it and you are better to cope with difficult times. Being active, eating healthy and learning to manage stress are all ways you can improve your mental health.  Sometimes situations, feelings and behaviors can be overwhelming, difficult to manage and interfere with your quality of life and you may benefit from professional help.

Mental illness is not uncommon. One in five Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. It can affect people of all ages, education and income levels and cultures.

If you are feeling suicidal – Please call 911 or Crisis Outreach at 1-800-263-4944 or have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Department. If you’re having trouble managing a difficult period in your life or if you suspect that you have a mental illness speak to your family doctor; speaking openly will help to ensure that you are referred to the appropriate health professional.

Mental Health Workshops



Mindfulness & Acceptance

Monday January 27, 2020

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Grimsby Public Library – Art Studio

18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

  • Do you struggle with staying in the present moment or have trouble focusing on one thing at a time?
  • Do you get caught up in negative thoughts and emotions?
  • Curious about the mindfulness trend?

Please join the mental health counsellors at Grimsby Medical Associates for a workshop introducing skills and strategies to live your life more mindfully, with openness, curiosity, and acceptance. This workshop is open to the public. Please contact Grimsby Medical Associates at 905-945-5476 or stop by reception to register.

Workshops Coming Soon…                  

February 24 – Managing Stress and Balanced Living

March 30 – Getting Better Sleep

The mental health counsellors run monthly workshops on a variety of mental health related topics. All workshops are open to the public. Please contact Grimsby Medical Associates 905-945-5476 or stop by reception to register.


All workshops will be held at the Grimsby Public Library in the Art Studio (18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON).


Mental Health Web Resources

American Psychological Association – General Topic Information

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Resources For Mental Health and Alcohol/Drug Use

Children’s Mental Health

Health Canada Website

Information About Mood Disorders

Self-Help Anxiety Programs

Self-Help Treatment For Depression

The National Institute of Mental Health

Workbooks and Toolkits For Mental Health