For a listing of Mental Health Organizations and Support Click Here
If you are in a crisis, please contact the Canadian Mental Health Association national hotline at 1-833-456-4566
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 know someone who may be experiencing any symptoms, you can direct them to find help near them.
SOURCES OF HELP
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
- Click here for a listing of mental health organizations by province
- If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, call 911
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
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.
If you have patients calling you in crisis, it’s wise to refer them to a Crisis Line or text. You can access the info here: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en
*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 updated: September 2021