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Organization: Distress Centre of Niagara  
Crisis: St Catharines, Niagara Falls and area: 905-688-3711
Port Colborne, Wainfleet and area: 905-734-1212
Fort Erie and area: 905-382-0689
Grimsby and West Lincoln: 905-563-6674
Fax: 905-682-7959
Email: dcniagara@distresscentreniagara.com
Website: www.distresscentreniagara.com
Address:
Pen Centre-Glendale Ave, PO Box 25014
St Catharines, ON
L2T 2C4
Intersection: Jacobson Ave and Glendale Ave
Location: St Catharines (Glenridge)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Service Description: Psychiatric assessment, stabilization, counselling and treatment supports for people with suicidal thoughts or behaviours, and their families

Crisis intervention program * provides immediate assistance to people experiencing emotional distress * aims to defuse the crisis, ensure the person's safety, and assist the person with taking steps to resolve the problem * supports include supportive counselling, safety planning, and referrals to community resources or services for ongoing assistance * crisis support may also be provided by telephone, instant messaging, texting, email, webchat, or online message boards, forums, or chat rooms

Services include:
  • 24-hour mental health crisis line/telephone support
  • advocacy
  • assessment
  • basic needs services
  • crisis counselling
  • information and referral
  • psychiatric and medical evaluations

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) - Internationally standardized suicide/crisis intervention training program * caregivers learn and practice skills in identifying and responding to people at immediate risk of suicide * addresses issues of caregiver attitudes towards suicide and their on impact the willingness to help and the effectiveness of the help * explores options for linking people with resources for ongoing help * aims to prepare caregivers to be willing, ready and able to provide suicide first aid interventions

safeTALK - Suicide alertness and prevention training program * training that prepares people to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to first aid resources and interventions * teaches the TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe)

Fees: Free * Most services covered by OHIP
Application: Call * no referral required * intake assessment and mental health referral required for crisis intervention
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Adults 16 years and older experiencing intense emotional distress, not under the influence of alcohol and drugs or at risk for self-harm
safeTALK: Adults and youth 15 years and older
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Niagara Region  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Crisis Lines
Suicide

This information was last completely updated on March 19, 2018

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Updated March 19, 2018
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