Mental Health Resources


Mental Health

Are You Feeling Hopeless? Having Thoughts of Suicide? 

Help is available and you are not alone. 

Dystonia can be a difficult and painful disorder to live with. Managing the day-to-day challenges can seem overwhelming. Mental health plays a direct role in our behavior; the way we think, feel and/or act. There are various factors that may account for your mental health problems, including biological factors; life experience, or family history of mental health problems. 


If you are in a crisis

Please contact the Canadian Mental Health Association national hotline at 1-833-456-4566 or 



Ways to Support

If you know someone who may be experiencing any symptoms, please find a listing of Mental Health Organizations and Support and direct them to find help near them.


Sources of Helps

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada is not a crisis intervention center. We do not have training in counseling people who are contemplating suicide.  
•    Call or contact the Canadian Mental Health Association at 1-833-456-4566
•    Get help from a listing of mental health organizations by province
•    If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, call 911



Learn about the Warning Signs of Suicide and other Mental Health Resources.

Warning Signs of Suicide

Signs that someone may be at risk of suicide can include: 

  • Talking about suicide 

  • Suicide plans and past attempts 

  • Statements about feeling trapped or hopeless 

  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge 

  • Acting recklessly 

  • Preoccupation with death 

  • Feelings that there is no reason for living, no purpose in life 

  • Loss of interest in things and people that once brought pleasure 

  • Making arrangements or giving away belongings 

  • Drug or alcohol abuse 

  • Dramatic mood changes, including sudden calmness, happiness 

Sometimes there are no warning signs.

This information has been adapted from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). Thank you to DMRF for allowing us to share this information.

*Please note that DMRF Canada is a charitable organization, and we do not endorse any particular type of treatment or support.  Please speak to your doctor about your specific symptoms. 

Last update: Mar 2024