Advocacy, Educational, and Health Organizations

L’Apogée | 92, boul St-Raymond, bureau 304, Gatineau (Hull) | 819-771-6488 | Services and support in French. Monthly family support meetings for family members of people with mental disorders. Family members must meet with a counselor prior to attending the meetings.

Behavioral Tech | 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 230, Seattle, WA 98105 | 206.675.8588  | info@behavioraltech.org | Behavioral Tech trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting.

BPD Central | Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of people who have a family member with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) to an international forefront through her best-selling books, informative website, and popular online family support community Welcome to Oz.

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified | This website is intended for people with borderline personality disorder, for those who think they may suffer from it, for their families, and for psychiatrists and other mental health care providers who strive to help them. I have selected information about the disorder that will provide you with an increased understanding of the symptoms, history, causes, and nature of borderline disorder. It is also important that you are aware of the various methods of treatment now available for borderline disorder, as well as of their effectiveness and risks. Finally, it is useful to know how to locate resources and other information that will provide you with additional help.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch | 1355 Bank Street, Suite 301 | (613) 737-7791 | CMHA Ottawa offers a variety of services and programs that are accessible to both the public and other support organizations. CMHA maintains a library with videos and DVDs on mental health issues. CMHA also offers a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  | 416-535-8501 or toll-free 1-800-463-6273 | The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. The site has a page for BPD.

Child & Youth Health Network | The Child and Youth Health Network of Eastern Ontario, spearheaded by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, has been operating since 1997. We’re committed to helping children and youth grow up healthy, confident, and secure. We want to ensure they’re able to realize their full potential and develop the capacity to participate in and contribute to their communities.

ConnexOntario | ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness, or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. Services include (Click the links for online chat.):

eMentalHealth.ca | eMentalHealth.ca provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. eMentalHealth.ca is a non-profit initiative of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families.

Family Advisory Committee for Addictions and Mental Health Network | The Family Advisory Committee (FAC) provides the family perspective to members of the Addictions Mental Health Network (AMHN) of Champlain to ensure that families will be considered as partners in treatment, care, and the recovery process. They offer some useful free downloads.

Family Services Ottawa (FSO) | 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario  K1Y 4X5 | 613-725-3601 | We offer counselling and support services to anybody in Ottawa who needs it. No matter what it is that you’re dealing with, we’re here to listen. We offer a safe space, and will help you work through whatever is troubling you.

Hopewell | Hopewell is eastern Ontario’s only eating disorder support centre. It is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization created in 1999 by three Ottawa mothers who were driven by a common goal to help their daughters overcome their battles with anorexia.

Mental Health and Addictions Resource Centre | 1145 Carling Avenue at The Royal | communitylibrary@theroyal.ca | The community library is open to anyone who wants information about mental illness or addictions. Patients and their family or friends, health professionals, students, community agencies, schools and the general public are all welcome to use the library.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario | The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They also provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis, and online tools focused on wellness and recovery.

Mood Disorders Ottawa | Mood Disorders Ottawa Mutual Support Group (MDO) is a peer-run volunteer organization.  We, members of MDO and individuals living with a mood disorder, our families and friends, engage in mutual support to improve the quality of our lives and to work at creating opportunities to reconnect with self and others.  Together we aim to offer a beacon of hope that people living with mental health challenges can and do live well.

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Arlington, VA | NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the United States’ largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

National Education Alliance for BPD (NEA-BPD) | P. O. Box 974, Rye, NY 10580 | The mission of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is to raise public awareness, provide education, promote research on borderline personality disorder, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by this serious mental illness.

Ontario Community Health Centres (list of CHCs) | There are 101 Community Health Centres in Ontario. Services are free of charge or covered by OHIP.

The Ottawa Hospital Mental Health Services | Various locations in Ottawa | We provide a range of hospital-based services at the Civic & General campuses and we offer a number of highly specialized community-based services that complement the hospital-based services. Due to the volume of patients that are seen, most of our programs only receive referrals through The Ottawa Hospital's Emergency Department or the hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services referrals (PES).

Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO) | 613-321-3211 or 1-855-775-7005 | Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario is a non-profit, volunteer driven family support organization for families whose children, youth or young adults up to age 24 are dealing with mental health issues.

Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa |  211 Bronson Ave, Suite 313, Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 6H5 | 613-567-4379 | We are a community of peers using our lived experiences with the mental health system to support one another in moving towards our full potential.

The Royal Ottawa | 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4 | 613-722-6521 or 1-800-987-6424 | The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Social workers at The Royal offer two forms of information and support groups to family and friends of people who have a mental illness.  All family and friends are welcome. Your family member does not have to be a patient of The Royal.  These sessions are free of charge and offered in English.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa | 2301 Carling Avenue (East of Lincoln Fields transitway station) | 613-562-3004 | Youth mental health walk-in clinic, youth and family counselling for youth aged 16 to 24.