This guide will help you locate information about mental health and substance abuse support within your community, health region, or nationwide. We have also included self-care resources accessible through the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries Digital Library. The information on this guide is not meant to diagnose, treat or advise on mental health and substance abuse issues. If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening mental health emergency please call 9-1-1. If is is not an urgent situation, please reach out to the Provincial Mental Health Crisis Phone Line (available 24/7) at 1-888-737-4668.
In addition to this guide, we'd recommend you visit Bridge the gApp, a comprehensive mental health and addictions online resource for adults and youth. There you will discover a comprehensive and extensive list of mental health and addictions resources, information and support. Some of the resources included in Bridge the gApp can also be found in this guide.
If you need medical advice and health information, mental health assistance, or healthy eating advice call 8-1-1 HealthLine, a provincial health information and advice phone line staffed by experienced Registered Nurses. Calls are free and confidential and available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Deaf and hard of hearing residents can visit www.811healthline/asl-numbers for assistance.
Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries OverDrive eLibrary collection features psychology, self-help, yoga, and meditation eBooks and audio books for all ages. Books can be read on a web browser or by downloading the Libby app. Click on the image to start browsing the collection. To register for a free library card visit getthecard.nlpl.ca.
The Digital Library collection also includes a variety of health and wellness magazines available through Flipster and PressReader. Titles include: Women's Health, Men's Health, Yoga Journal, Clean Eating, Prevention, Runner's World, and more. You can browse magazine issues on a web browser or download the Flipster and PressReader apps to start reading.