Health

Crisis and Help Line Information

Gambling Help Line (24 Hour)
1-888-899-HELP (4357)

Health Line
1-888-709-2929

Kids Help Phone (24 Hour)
1-800-668-6868

Mental Health Crisis Line (24 Hour)
1-888-737-4668

Mother Risk Help Line (24 Hour)
1-877-327-4636

Parent Help Line (24 Hours)
1-888-603-9100

Planned Parenthood: Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre
1-877-NO-MYTHS (1-877-666-9847)

NL Aids Committee
1-800-563-1575

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
637-4100

Smoker’s Help Line
1-800-363-5864

Transition House Crisis Line (24 Hour)
1-866-634-4198

Western Health Mental Health and Addictions

     Corner Brook 1-709-634-4506

     Stephenville 1-709-643-8740

Canadian Mental Health Association (toll free)

1-855-643-5553


Sexual Health

Do you have questions about STIs that you are too embarrassed to ask about? Well, check out the following link that can give you the basic info on various STIs: http://westernhealth.nl.ca/uploads/Sexual%20and%20Reproductive%20Health/Sexually%20Transmitted%20Infections%20-%20AUG%202010.pdf

  • A great website to check out is Respect Yourself which covers everything from pregnancy, STIs, dating, sex and the law, are you ready for sex, among many other topics. Click here to check it out: http://www.respectyourself.ca/
  • Check out I Wanna Know! They cover relationships, sexual health, reducing your risks for STIs and unplanned pregnancy, myths and facts about sexual health, puberty, self-image and many other areas. Check out the site at: http://www.iwannaknow.org/
  • If you are looking for information on birth control, talking to your parents about sex, visiting the doctor, menstruation, then check out Sexuality and U: http://sexualityandyou.ca/
  • Another great website is the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN). It is a North-America wide organization working on issues of healthy sexuality, cultural competency, youth empowerment, reproductive justice, and sex positivity by and for Native youth. Click here: http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/
  • Planned Parenthood: Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre provides many services ranging from Support and referral for gay/lesbian/bisexual issues, birth control counselling, information on emergency contraception, sex education and many other resources! Check them out here: http://www.nlsexualhealthcentre.org/
  • Are you wondering about birth control and what options are available? Check out this power point which explains the different methods of birth control and how to use them:
    http://westernhealth.nl.ca/uploads/Sexual%20and%20Reproductive%20Health/Contraceptives%20Sept%202010.pdf
  • Check out the Sexual and Reproductive Health section of Western Health’s website. There are Power Point presentations and links to other websites that contain information on many different aspects of sexual health: http://westernhealth.nl.ca/index.php/programs-and-services/services-a-z/sexual-and-reproductive-health

 


Mental Health

Stressed out? Worried all the time? Or you just have questions about Mental Health and Mental Illness, then you’ve come to the right place. We have a variety of websites, brochures and videos you can choose from that can help answer your questions. Check it out!

 


Drugs & Alcohol

If you or someone you know are struggling with drugs, alcohol or gambling, click here to check out some useful resources. These sites have the facts about drugs and alcohol, videos and real life stories.  Click here:

Are you concerned about your drinking?
Click here to check out the Alcohol Help Centre: www.camh.alcoholhelpcenter.net where you can evaluate your drinking online.

Are you concerned about your friends drinking?
Click here to check out Bucknell University’s suggestions on how to help a friend with a drinking problem: http://www.bucknell.edu/x7844.xml

Above the influence even has a section where you can ask experts questions about drugs and health issues! Click here: www.abovetheinfluence.com


Physical Health

Tattoos & Piercing:

Are you thinking about getting inked or pierced? If yes, then check out these info sheets. They provide useful tips on how to stay healthy and avoid infection.

Tattoo Care Before
Tattoo Care After
Body Piercing Before
Body Piercing After

Want to get Physically Active?

Are you thinking about hitting the gym but you don’t feel comfortable using the equipment? Nervous thinking that people will know you’re new and clueless? DON’T WORRY! You are not alone! The Humber Community YMCA has many members who first felt this way when they started but we can help you.

When you sign up for a membership, there are trained volunteers who can provide a FREE orientation to the gym and give you a program to start working out! To get started, call 639-9676!  Or check out our website www.humbercommunityymca.ca.

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