Resources

For more information on mental health, mental illness, tips and suggestions to help you strike and keep your balance, visit the CMHA National page at https://cmha.ca/resources

Mental Health Resource Library – Owen Sound
The Mental Health Resource Library is a free service available to all residents of Grey and Bruce counties who would like information about different types of mental health, mental illness, medications and other related subjects. The Mental Health Library has:

  • 1,400 books
  • 130 videos, DVDs, Cds and audiocassettes
  • various newsletters and periodicals

Books are divided into the following sections:

  • ADDICTIONS
  • ANXIETY/POST TRAUMATIC STRESS
  • ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
  • BIPOLAR DISORDER
  • CLINICAL ISSUES
  • COMMUNICATION
  • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
  • CONSUMER/SURVIVOR
  • DEPRESSION
  • EATING DISORDERS/SELF-HARM
  • FAMILY SUPPORT
  • GROUP LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT
  • HEALTH
  • MEDICATIONS
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • MENTAL ILLNESS
  • OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER
  • RESOURCE BOOKS
  • SCHIZOPHRENIA
  • SELF-HELP
  • SUICIDE/DEATH/BEREAVEMENT
  • TRAINING

Borrowing Policy

  • Those wishing to borrow resources must fill out a lending agreement.
  • One or two books can be taken at a time and borrowed up to three weeks.
  • Videos can be borrowed one at a time for a one week period.
  • Books and videos are the responsibility of the borrower and must be returned on time and in good condition.
  • Replacement costs will be charged for damaged or lost material.

Library Hours

The library is open 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, with the exception of statutory holidays.

Location

The library is located in the offices of CNST, 1101 2nd Avenue East, Suite 205, Owen Sound.

Stop in and visit

Everyone is welcome to stop in and check out our Mental Health Resource Library. If you are looking for something specific we will do our best to help. We can be reached in the following ways:

Telephone: 519-371-4551

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery WRAP Series 

A module workshop for people who experience mental health and addiction issues.
A Wellness Recovery Action Plan is an individualized system for self monitoring and responding to mental health and addiction issues.
Participants develop their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), define their own wellness and goals while learning recovery concepts, skills and strategies.
WRAP is a nine week educational support series.

For more information and to register please call the Consumer Development Survivor Program a 519-371-4582

Recovery & You –  A Mood Disorder Support Group

Are you living with a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder?
Would you like to get more information on resources and coping skills to help you better understand how to live with a mental illness?
Would you like to meet and share experiences with other individuals who are consumer/survivors of the mental health system?

Recovery & You Support Group includes: Wellness Tools and  Creating a Routine, Boosting Self Compassion and Managing Depressive Thinking, Communication Skills, Managing Anxiety and Self Care.

For more information and to register, please call the Consumer Development Survivor Program at 519-371-4582

We C.A.R.E Project

The Grey Bruce ‘We CARE’ Project is an initiative of community agencies and school boards who recognize the importance of working together toward the common goal of increasing and enhancing community capacity and mobilization around the promotion of youth mental health and prevention of youth suicide. For resources and more information visit www.wecaregreybruce.ca

Still have questions?  Call 2-1-1

211 is a three-digit phone number like 411 and 911. The CRTC assigns three-digit phone numbers for services that are of broad public interest and of universal social value. 211 helps people find services in their community. In Canada, 211 offers live answer service 24/7.  The number is free to call and interpreters are available in more than 170 languages.  TTY service is available at 1-888-340-1001.