Mental health

Mental health

Mental Health

The recovery journey from mental illness and the maintenance of emotional well-being are challenges that many of us face in everyday life.

Patients may be struggling with a chronic mental illness or emotional instability due to difficult life circumstances. Each patient has a unique story and recovery process.

Mental health services 

Our team works together to meet these needs. If you are in need of mental health services at Markham Stouffville Hospital, we can support you during this challenging time. We will encourage you to make your own choices about the treatments that are right for you.

We offer inpatient and outpatient services for adults, outpatient services for children and youth, and our Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic, which is a drop-in for people with substance abuse issues.

Click the links on the right to learn more about these services.

Crisis services 

The MSH crisis team provides 24/7 service to the Emergency Department. The Urgent Care Clinic can provide follow-up appointments within 48 hours if required. 

Mental health community resources

If you need to speak to someone over the phone regarding a mental health issue in your life, you can call one of these numbers:

  • Call 1-855-310-COPE to speak to a crisis worker 
  • Toronto Distress Centres offer both crisis and emotional support services by phone at 416-408-HELP (4357) or by text through 741741 (2 p.m. – 2 a.m.)
  • If you require urgent care, call 911