Atikokan General Hospital

Atikokan General Hospital Services

The Mental Health Program

The mental health program at Atikokan Community Counselling Services began in 1978. The focus of the program is to provide services to persons 16 years of age and older suffering from serious mental illness. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Affective Disorders (including Major Depression and Bipolar)
  • Anxiety Disorders (including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Violence and Abusive Behaviour
  • Eating Disorders
  • Counselling to victims of past trauma
  • Suicide/Crisis Intervention
  • Access to Psychiatry

Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. Your personal balance will be unique, and your challenge will be to stay mentally healthy by keeping that balance.

  • Build a healthy self esteem
  • Create positive relationships
  • Determine priorities
  • Get involved in things that really matter to you
  • Learn to manage stress effectively
  • Deal with your emotions

It is normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes by life's problems. Asking for help is not a weakness, but a sign of strength. It takes a lot of strength to face a problem. Caring professionals are available to help you deal with your issues at your own pace. The first step is making a call and reaching out for help.

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