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Mental Wellness

Taking care of your mental well-being as you age is essential. Getting connected with the right resources and support can help build confidence and emotional resilience. 

Last updated on November 20, 2023.

Are you experiencing a mental health crisis? 24/7 telephone support service is available to individuals of all age groups by calling 705-759-3398 (Toll-Free



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CMHA Algoma

The Canadian Mental Health Association provides recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families.


386 Queen St E.

Sault Ste. Marie

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Sault Area Hospital, Seniors Mental Health

Provides non-emergency mental health services to older adults and their families. Referral required.


750 Great Northern Rd

Sault Ste. Marie

Happy Friends

Virtual Walk-In Counselling

Local partnership project that provides single session walk-in mental health and addictions counselling virtually via telephone or video conference.

1-855-366-1466 or 705-759-5989


Mental Health Supports

Additional mental health supports and resources:

Connex Ontario

Connex Ontario provides free & confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol & drugs, mental illness or gambling.


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Breaking Free Ontario

Breaking Free Ontario is a confidential wellness and recovery support program for alcohol and drugs.


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Canadian Red Cross


Friendly Visiting is one-on-one, personal visits by a trained Red Cross volunteer for an hour, at least once every two weeks. 

1-877-881-3131 or 705-759-4547


475 Trunk Rd, Unit 5

Sault Ste. Marie

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A Friendly Voice

A Friendly Voice is a free, confidential “warm line” for older Ontarians, 55+ who just want to chat with a friendly person who cares, without expectations or judgment.



Looking for additional private services? There may be more in your community. Talk to your healthcare provider or call 211 to find more services. 

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