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Office Phone 705-728-5044
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
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Located In Community Barrie
Address 128 Anne St S
Barrie, ON L4N 6A2
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Intersection Anne St and Tiffin St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Crisis Services; Phone: 705-728-5044
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Executive Kerry Dault, Crisis Services Program Manager; Email: kdault@cmhastarttalking.ca
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line: 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat 
Regular Service 
Support group for suicide attempt survivors * group meetings allow members to discuss challenges and successes they face following their suicide attempt and to share and learn strategies for survival and ways to relieve the pain that may have led to their attempt * runs once a year for 20 weeks, meeting weekly * breaks during the Holidays 
Skills for Safer Living is offered by the Crisis Program, in partnership with the Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch.
Hours March 17, 2020 – Due to COVID-19  
* all in person services are suspended 
* program runs once a year starting in Sep, check back to see if offering in Fall 2020 
Support Group Meetings: Call for dates and time
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Survivors of a suicide attempt
Application Self-Referrals * call 705-728-5044 for information and to arrange for intake
Languages English ; French - Reception, Programs, some services available in French * have some French speaking staff
Fees None
Other Details
Established 2017
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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