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Mental Health Resources

Between sessions and need some additional support? Interested in learning more about yourself and your experiences? Here is a list of some of Laura’s favourite books and podcasts. If none of these are for you, please feel free to ask for other suggestions.

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Laura's Library


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Perinatal Mental Health and Parenthood

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General Mental Health

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We Can Do Hard Things – Glennon Doyle
MomWell – Erica Djossa
Calling Home – Whitney Goodman
This Keeps Happening – Vienna Pharaon

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If you are in crisis, please use the supports below

Victim Services of Waterloo Region

Provides immediate crisis intervention, emotional support and referrals to individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstances.

During Business Hours: (519) 585-2363
After Hours: (519) 570-5143

Here 24/7

Here 24/7 is the local crisis telephone hotline and mobile crisis service.

Call: 1-844-437-3247

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

Provides immediate crisis support and intervention for all genders who have experienced sexual violence as a child or adult.

Call: 519-741-8633


High-quality, evidence-based, equitable suicide prevention and crisis support for everyone in Canada. Available 24/7 for calls and texts in English and French.

Call: 988

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre – St. Mary’s Hospital

Accessed through the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario or Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Ontario.

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