Hi Northern Dancer,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us today, you showed a lot of strength by doing that. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble getting up in the morning, but I am happy to hear that your dog has been an important support for you. Please know that it is normal to feel afraid to reach out to someone for counselling, however getting additional support when needed is really important. You have made a great first step in recognizing your needs and joining this discussion forum.
Finding the right counsellor for your needs may take some time, but we encourage you to reach out for support. It can also be helpful to involve a friend or family member. Here are some services below that may be helpful to get started:
- Access CAMH: Simply call 416 535 8501, option 2 for information about mental health services
- Ontario Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario Call 1-866-531-2600 or visit their website: http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca/
- Distress and Crisis Ontario offers support and a variety of services to people looking for someone to talk to when feeling lonely or down, or having suicidal thoughts. Find your closest Distress Centre at: http://www.dcontario.org/centres.html#Ontario
Stay safe and we are wishing you all the best. Thanks again for reaching out to us!