If you are thinking about suicide, or you’re worried about someone else, there is help and there is hope. Call or text 9-8-8 toll free, any time — lines are open 24/7/365. To learn more about 9-8-8 visit their website.

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Caregivers often provide a variety of supports, including navigating the mental health system to access services, transportation, advocating for services, and social, financial, and emotional supports. Studies have shown that caregivers can experience a significant sense of personal growth, fulfillment, and purpose through the support they provide to a friend or family member with a mental health problem or mental illness.

At the same time, the caregiver’s own health — both physical and emotional — can be negatively affected by the day-to-day demands of long-term caregiving.

Caregivers of Nova Scotia

Caregivers of Nova Scotia – Kingston
First Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00pm/Sobey’s Community Room, Greenwood
902-521-5592 or 1-877-488-7390
Download the Caregivers of Nova Scotia Brochure

VON Caregivers of Nova Scotia – Digby
First Wednesday of the month 1 to 3:00 pm/Digby Superstore Community Room
Download the Digby Schedule

Caregivers of Nova Scotia – Kentville
Fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30am/Evergreen Nursing Home, 655 Park Street, Kentville (Coldbrook)
902-542-1503 or 902-678-4111

Bridgetown Caregiver Support Group (Alzheimer Society)
Where: Croskill Court, Church StreetWhen: Third Monday of each month Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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