Resources

*This is based on where most of my readers are located.

FOR JAMAICANS…

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

Mental Health Hotline & Emergency Response Team
(open 8:00 am-4:00 pm on weekdays)
(876) 930-1152

Choose Life International (suicide response team)
(876) 920-7924

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP:

Mensana Jamaica

For AFFORDABLE counselling services/referrals:

Family Life Ministries (very helpful, qualified and experienced therapists – I can attest)
Address: Head Office 1 Cecelio Avenue, Kingston 10 Jamaica
Portmore 117 Cecile Avenue, Portmore, St Catherine

Phone: Head Office(876) 926-8101; 929-4360; 920-1034;
Portmore 939-7917

Main E-mail: flmjamaica@gmail.com

Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network can also refer you to someone who best suits your needs

For rehabilitation/community outreach/intermediate care and more:

CUMI (Montego Bay)

FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE:

Visit your doctor, the nearest clinic/healthcare provider, or one of the nation’s major hospitals below for mental health care:

Bellevue Hospital
Address: 16 ½ Windward Road, Kingston 2
Telephone Number: (876) 928-1380-7
Fax : (876) 928-1236
E-mail : bellevue_hospital@yahoo.com

University Hospital of the West Indies
Mona, Kingston 7
Jamaica, West Indies
Telephone: +1 (876) 927-1621-9

Cornwall Regional Hospital
Mount Salem, Montego Bay
(876) 953-5100-9/940-7244
Fax: (876) 952-4466-7

Mandeville Regional Hospital
Caledonia Rd, Mandeville
(876) 962-2067/962-4461

FOR AMERICANS…

How do I get Mental Health Services with No Money and No Insurance?

Top 10 Free and Affordable Mental Health and Counseling Resources

FOR EVERYONE…

View detailed therapist listing in the USA and Canada here, courtesy of Psychology Today. In case of emergency, see this list from BetterHelp. If it’s not too severe, you can download their counselling service app and utilise it- see BetterHelp .

81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist

World Health Organization (WHO) depression handouts

FOR CANADIANS…

Click here for a list of resources and visit Toronto-based fellow mental health advocate Giovanni Maccarrone’s blog, Inspire Yourself. He wrote a very thorough piece about depression here.