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Articles, Fact Sheets, Pamphlets, Journals & Videos

PARL subscribes to the Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center database. This service is available free to anyone with a Library card. Not only can you access thousands of articles, pamphlets and fact sheets on various health topics but also informative video files. Below are links to a sampling of the many resources from the database available on the subject of Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Stress and Eating Disorders.

Read an Overview of Depression.
Read an Overview of Schizophrenia.
Read an Overview of Anxiety.
Read an Overview of Stress.
Read an Overview of Eating Disorders.
Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students.

Provincial supports and services available if you or someone you know needs help or information.

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Local Information, Organizations & Featured Links

Mental Health Crisis Line in Nova Scotia 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Call 1-888-429-8167

Mental Health Services - Antigonish
St. Martha's Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street
Antigonish, N.S.
B2G 2G5
Phone: (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
Phone: (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
Phone: (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
Phone: (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
Phone: (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.

Help Line of Pictou County
75 Lavina Street, Suite 119
New Glasgow, NS B2H 1N5
Phone: (902) 752-5952
Help Line is the best place to call if you need to know where to turn for help. It is a confidential telephone service providing care, support and encouragement since 1983. It provides crisis and suicide intervention, as well as information and referrals. It is open noon to midnight daily.

Canadian Mental Health Society - CMHA Pictou County
Aberdeen Professional Centre Lower Level,
32 East River Road, New Glasgow
P.O.Box 959
New Glasgow NS B2H 5K7
Phone: (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
HEALTH CONNECTIONS in the People's Place Library. 283 Main Street, Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3
Tel: (902) 863-7369
Fax: (902) 863-9318
Provides free health information and support.

Nova Scotia Dept. Health & Wellness Mental Health Services
Depression Strategies
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