Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

Resource Round-up: Mental health

Need help?

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.

  • If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call or text 9-8-8. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline.
  • People of all ages who need support can text Kids Help Phone 24/7 at 686868 (youth) or 741741 (adults) to speak to a trained volunteer crisis responder. Young people can also call 1-800-668-6868 to speak with a professional counsellor 24/7 or chat with a counsellor by visiting
  • Indigenous Peoples can call 1-855-242-3310 or text the online chat offered by Hope for Wellness at

Canada’s pharmacy teams have taken on a lot to care for and support their patients and communities. The prolonged pressure of the pandemic and the ongoing strain on our health system continues to highlight the significant physical and mental stresses health workers bear as they care for their patients.

Pharmacy Workforce Wellness

CPhA launched the Pharmacy Workforce Wellness initiative to help address the core causes driving stress and burnout in the profession, and identify solutions and strategies aimed at minimizing the impact of the pandemic and its effect on the pharmacy workforce.

Taking care of yourself

CPS: Drug and therapeutic information 

Our drug and therapeutic content covers a wide variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD and addiction support. This information is designed to help you help your patients, but it also has many tips for ways to take care of yourself.

Our Resource Round-up series gathers available resources and practice tools on important health topics to help you in your practice. This is not an exhaustive list of available resources. Something missing? If you have information, tools or resources you think we should include, please let us know at

Last updated on May 6, 2024