Below are links to websites we have found to be helpful for information related to anxiety, trauma, and other mental health issues. There are also links to 24/7 Crisis Hotlines at the bottom of this page if you are in need of immediate support. If you are not able to afford the fees for services at our clinic, some suggestions of local treatment centres that offer sliding scale services are also provided.
The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has excellent information on PTSD research and treatment:
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The Canadian Psychological Association has a series of fact sheets that can be downloaded about a wide range of mental health issues, including PTSD:
Trauma and Dissociation
The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
For information about Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for PTSD:
The Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario:
Depression and Mood Disorders
Opportunity to participate in a research study on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as a treatment for depression:
There is currently an opportunity to participate in a study on the effectiveness of MBCT at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC). Recruitment for this study is ongoing as of fall 2016. This study is being conducted at the ROMHC. Adults aged 18 - 65 who are experiencing depression are being sought out to participate in a 12-week individual MBCT therapy program. There is no cost to participants, and parking and bus fare will be funded for participants. There are some eligibility requirements. Please contact the the research coordinator Christine Caldwell, RN, at 613-722-6521, ext. 6172, for more information.
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario:
The Ottawa Mental Health Crisis Line
The Ottawa Distress Centre
Sliding Scale Services
The Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR), University of Ottawa, has a community clinic where services are provided on a sliding scale basis by Ph.D. level students who are completing their training in clinical psychology, supervised by registered psychologists.
Ottawa Family Services offers a range of counselling services on a sliding scale: