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Mental Health and Counselling

As well as family physicians the Uxbridge Health Centre is home to counsellor  Rita Vanhalteren. 

Call: 905-852-1009 x 1013
NB:  This is NOT a crisis line and this machine is not checked daily. Please call a crisis line listed to the right.

Emergency and Crisis Resources

Distress Centre Durham

Distress Line: 905-430-2522


Durham mental Health Services

Distress Line: 905-666-0483


Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Line

Text CONNECT to 686868

Or, Call 911

Rita Van Halteren has a passion for empowering youth, young adults and their families to reach their personal and emotional goals. With a Masters in Counselling (focusing in youth) and over 20 years of counselling experience, Rita connects well with all age groups. Her style is down to earth, gentle and practical. She also has extensive experience teaching and leading workshops on a variety of topics including: self-esteem, depression, anxiety, attachment issues and grief. 


Other areas of expertise: · Abuse · Anxiety · Depression · Grief or Loss · Life Transitions · Marriage Relationships · Relationship Issues · Self-esteem · Self- Harm · Stress and Trauma

Mental Health

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Who is Affected?

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures. Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives. About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).

How Common is it?
Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population. Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment. Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year-olds and 16% among 25-44 year-olds. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age. The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women


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