If you are in crisis, please call the Crisis Intervention Centre at 613-969-7400 ext. 12753, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is also a 24/7 support service. Call or text 9-8-8.

For access to addictions and mental health support, connect to AccessMHA Regional Coordinated Access to make an online referral.

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died from overdose, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. 

The IOAD 2023 theme “Recognizing those people who go unseen” is about acknowledging people in our communities who are affected by overdose but might go unseen in the crisis. Learn more at overdoseday.com.

Time to Remember. Time to Act.

CMHA HPE is collaborating with community partners to host live events on August 31, 2023, to raise overdose awareness, reduce stigma, and provide resources and support information. #ENDOVERDOSE #IOAD2023.

IOAD 2023

Community Events – Thursday, August 31, 2023

BancroftEvent poster (Pdf)

North Hastings Community Trust, 19 Valleyview Drive, Bancroft

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (hours to extend if applicable)

Join us for an event to raise awareness about overdose to promote education around Naloxone and safer drug use supplies, to share personal stories and to participate in some art-related activities to remember the lives of friends and family who have lost their lives to overdose. Peer Support South East Ontario will be hosting a barbeque at this event.

BellevilleEvent poster (Pdf)

Belleville Market Square, 169 Front St. Belleville

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a community services fair, to hear from community speakers and people with lived experience.

Picton Event poster (Pdf)

Corner of Elizabeth Street and Main Street East, Picton

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come out to our event to learn about Naloxone, to help raise awareness about addiction and to share memories of those who have lost their lives to addiction.

TrentonEvent poster (Pdf)

15 Creswell Drive, Trenton

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come out to learn more about the opiate crisis and to end stigma of drug-related deaths. Community agencies will be onsite. Resources and Naloxone will be available at this event.

TweedEvent poster (Pdf)

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 55 Victoria St. N, Tweed

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a drop-in event with live music, coffee and Naloxone training and distribution. Participants will have the opportunity to paint rocks in memory of the loss of a loved one and place them around a perennial plant we will be planting on the day.

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