Mnidoo Mnising Mental Wellness and Crisis Response Team offers 24/7 services for people in crisis on the Island: 705-348-1937. (The Mnidoo Mnising Mental Wellness and Crisis Response Team also offers periodic public check-ins where staff invite people who may be in crisis to drop by in person and talk with a response team member. The team posts details of these events on its Facebook group, which can be found by searching its name.)
Health Sciences North Crisis Intervention: 1 (877) 841-1101
Manitoulin Family Resources Crisis Support Line: 1 (800) 465-6788
Talk4Healing (Aboriginal Women): 1 (855) 554-4325
Kids Help Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868
Individuals seeking counselling can access services through Health Science’s North’s Little Current mental health and addictions program, 705-368-0756; Compass – Child and Youth Mental Health Services, 1-800-815-7126, Noojmowin Teg Health Centre or Mnaamodzawin Health Services, 705-368-2182; Manitoulin Family Resources, 705-368-3400; Gwekwaadziwin Miikan, 705-370-5307; Ngwaagan Gamig Recovery Centre (Rainbow Lodge), 705-859-2324; Northwood Recovery Clinic, 705-589-3280.
In an emergency, attend immediate medical assistance through Manitoulin Health Centre’s emergency department or call 9-1-1 for paramedic services.
People seeking access to needle exchanges, safe sharps disposal, naloxone and drug safety kits can access such services through a variety of providers, though not every service is available in every location. The below services are available during business hours on weekdays.
Wiikwemkoong citizens can also access Naandwe Miikan’s harm reduction response team, available throughout the territory 24/7 by calling 705-280-9310.