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Open Line Open Mind 

To make a referral for mental health and/or addictions support, please call Open Line Open Mind at
310-OPEN (6736). Open Line Open Mind is a free, confidential service in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Latest News

Closed for Thanksgiving

Mental Health Services will be closed on Monday October 13, 2014 for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving...

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NAMI Provider Program Starting November 2014

NAMI Provider Poster – November 2014...

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New NAMI Family-to-Family Program Starting

NAMI Family to Family Poster – Fall 2014...

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Mental Wellness

Christmas Preparation and Stress Reduction Tips

Preparing for Christmas and Keeping Stress at a Minimum (believe it or not, it CAN be done)   Decide how YOU would like to celebrate Christmas this year.  You may love a big gathering with a sit-down feast or maybe you long for a quiet day on your own or with someone for whom you care.  Think about what you normally do and whether or not it mi...

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Exercise

Move your body for 15 – 20 minutes daily (walking, dancing, swimming, bowling, cycling)....

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Nutrition

Choose lower fat, higher fibre foods. Try eating at least one fruit or vegetable with every meal. Reduce stimulants and caffeine intake by cutting down on coffee, colas, sugary foods and chocolate. Avoid snacking in the evenings or having dinner too late. Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water daily....

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Activity

Find an activity to do outside of the home such as volunteering, a support group, a class, a club, or a league. Make a list of activities you enjoy or find relaxing or projects you have wanted to start. Use the list on days when “you don’t know what to do with yourself”....

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Self Care

Nurture yourself by maintaining regular hygiene and self care through bathing, dressing, care of hair, skin, teeth and nails....

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Rest

If getting to sleep is a problem, be very careful to avoid eating in the evening, drinking caffeine drinks like cola or coffee, and try to make the hour before sleep quiet, relaxing, and a “winding down” period....

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Relaxation

Use a relaxation technique that works for you daily such as abdominal breathing, journaling, progressive relaxation, meditation or prayer....

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Work With your Doctor

Take medications as prescribed. Become educated about your illness, medications, and treatments....

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Supports & Socialization

Develop and maintain a support system and a social life with friends – try to interact with people/friends daily....

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Goals

Set small attainable goals for yourself or break large goals down into small parts so that you will be able to accomplish them without becoming overwhelmed....

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Time Limit

Negative thinking, memories or worries....

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Be Positive

Whenever you can in your attitudes, thoughts, actions (smile)...

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