Your public library is committed to bringing you a wide range of books, materials and information about your health and wellness. Your local public library can help. We have lots of resources to assist you.
Visit our Health & Wellness Resource Center database for electronic articles and up-to-date information on Depression, Anxiety or Stress. This service provided by your public library is accessible and free to those having a Pictou-Antigonish Regional library card.
Mental Health Crisis Line in Nova Scotia 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Call 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) or go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Room.
Roots for Youth (Homeless Shelter Youth )
Tearmann House ( Abused Women Crisis Line)
Life Shelter ( emergency Shelter )
Mental Health Services - Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street, Antigonish, N.S.
Ph: 902 863-4511 (for Outpatient Services)
902 863-2830 ext. 4328 (for Inpatient Services)
Psychiatric and social work services for adults and children on-site or outreach.
Antigonish Depression Support Group
Box 1532, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2L7
Phone (902) 867-1776
Self-help group for persons with depression and their families.
Friendship Corner -
John Paul Centre
308 Main Street, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C4
A gathering place for individuals to have a friendly chat and socialize with others. Tea, coffee and snacks are provided. Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Creative Wellness Corner
P.O. Box 1532, Antigonish, NS, B2G 1L3
Ph: 902 867-1776
Fax: 902 645-5531
A local grassroots organization dedicated to providing information and support to people dealing with mental health issues. Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday
Schizophrenia Society of Antigonish
41 Church Street, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C8
Ph: 902 863-7369
Provides support and information to persons dealing with schizophrenia. Also advocates for education and acceptance in the community. Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Aberdeen Mental Health Services - New Glasgow
3rd floor Aberdeen Hospital,
835 East River Road
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3S6
Ph: 902 755-1137
Aberdeen Mental Health Services serves the mental health needs of residents of Pictou County. We are committed to partnerships with clients, families, and community organizations, which promote mental health in our community. There are: inpatient services, child and adolescent services division, adult services division.
Open Door Clubhouse - New Glasgow
483 East River Road,
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3R3
Ph: 902 755-1838
This program is for adults who are experiencing on-going mental health difficulties, and are looking for an opportunity to participate in their recovery. It is a place for people to have support in a safe caring environment. It is open Mon to Fri 8am-4pm and on the weekend there are social events. Each day is set up as a working day, as people participate in different work units, like: kitchen unit, maintenance unit or clerical unit.
Canadian Mental Health Society - CMHA Pictou County
Aberdeen Professional Centre Lower Level,
32 East River Road, New Glasgow
New Glasgow NS B2H 5K7
Ph: 902 755-9441
CMHA is a national organization with a local office in New Glasgow that serves the Pictou Co. area. The main focus is on wellness and prevention. They are working on dispelling stigmas through education and awareness. The organization is made up of a volunteer board of active community members. Funded by the United Way.They have pamphlets and educational materials for loan to people interested in learning more about a particular aspect of Mental Health.
Health Connections Resource Centre
Located in the People's Place Library. 283 Main Street, Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3
Ph: 902 863-7369
Fax: 902 863-9318
Provides free health information and support.
Nova Scotia Dept. Health & Wellness Mental Health Services
Depression is a serious mental illness that affects many, men, women, seniors and teens. To raise awareness about this treatable condition, the province has developed materials to educate Nova Scotians about depression, it's effects on families, schools and workplaces.
Mayo Clinic Mental Illness information
Mayo Clinic Depression
Mayo Clinic on Eating Disorders
Mayo Clinic on Phobias
Mayo Clinic on Schizophrenia