Tips and support for a positive experience in the virtual art gallery

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  • Pay attention to your emotions - take breaks any time you need them for as long as you need them
  • Be gentle and compassionate with yourself – think or write positive and supportive thoughts
  • Distract yourself from repeatedly replaying distressing events by doing something positive (play a song, exercise, talk to someone)
  • Focus on what you can control – make a list of what you can control and focus on one item
  • Practice gratitude – think about what you learned and gained from the experience

Help lines:

  • For immediate help contact your local care provider, health authority or mental health clinic
  • National Mental Health Crisis Line: 1.866.996.0991
  • First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness: 1.855.242.3310. Toll free 24/7.
  • Mental Health Crisis Line: 613-722-6914. This is a first point of public access to the mental health crisis response system and is available 24 hours / 7 days a week. Provides screening, assessment, referrals, and supports in a crisis.
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868. A helpline for young people (5-20 years) with 24/7 confidential, anonymous support, professional counsellors and resources.
  • National Suicide Prevention Support line: 1.833.456.4566/ Quebec: 1.866.277.3553


Other resources:

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