Mental Health & Substance Use
Many individuals with brain injury struggle with mental health issues such as depression and/or substance use. Some become caught up in the justice system. Individuals with these complex needs often face barriers in getting the services they need.
The Toronto ABI Network is active in the Toronto Regional Human Service and Justice Coordinating Committee (T- HSJCC). The committee has developed a service resolution process that brings the ABI, addiction, mental health and criminal justice sectors to a common table to create personalized solutions for individuals with these complex needs.
As part of a pilot program, a part-time coordinator is providing additional support to the service resolution process. Rhona Zitney, Service Resolution Justice Coordinator can be reached at 416-482-4103 ext. 381 or by e-mail.
- Substance Use and Brain Injury (SUBI) Project – provides information on issue of substance use and brain injury.
- Canadian Mental Health Association – provides information and a listing of community-based support and discussion groups. Resources listed may or may not be appropriate for someone with an acquired brain injury.
- ConnexOntario – provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. Information may or may not be appropriate for someone with an acquired brain injury.
- CAMH Addictions Rounds webinar presentation: Practical Approaches to Cognitive Impairment in Addiction and Mental Health Settings