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About Ontario Shores:

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a psychiatric hospital, located 45 minutes east of Toronto in Whitby. Ontario Shores has a team of experts who provide a range of specialized inpatient and outpatient programs and services from adolescents to seniors. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research,...Read More

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Crysten’s Story

Always an anxious child, Crysten began to struggle at age 12. Diagnosed with anxiety and depression, she came to Ontario Shores as an outpatient before being admitted as an inpatient on the Adolescent Unit. Diagnosed at 18 with Borderline Personality Disorder,


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Debbie’s Story

Debbie doesn’t hide or try to sugarcoat the truth.

Her son Shayne died by suicide in 2014 when he was just 17 years old.

It was as devastating then as it is now.

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Ian’s Story

There is no hiding Ian’s feelings about the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Ontario Shores.

“This program was my last hope,” he says.

Diagnosed in 2005 with depression, Ian had actually been experiencing symptoms much earlier in life.

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Jacob’s Story

Jacob needed help.

Struggling with both schizophrenia and polysubstance abuse as a teenager, his mental health was deteriorating rapidly when he hit rock-bottom in November, 2014.


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Jessica’s Story

Jessica feels like things are finally starting to fall into place for her.

She’s healthy, confident and lighting up rooms with her smile.

But the road to this point has not been easy.

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Katie’s Story

Katie is a wife, mother of two and a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).

She has been diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorderand lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic disorders.

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Matthew’s Story

Matthew is a bright, intelligent and charming man.

For him, it is family that seemingly matters the most and all those he has met become an extended part of his family.

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Rhonda’s Story

When her daughter became ill and eventually diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it impacted Rhonda’s entire family.

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“I’m very focused and independent”

Meet Utaya.

He’s successful rebuilding his life, while an outpatient at Ontario Shores.

Once an inpatient, Utaya was diagnosed with Schizophrenia more than a decade ago.

Since then, he’s learned about his mental illness and has been successfully managing it.

After connecting with Vocational Services at Ontario Shores and his stay as an inpatient, he’s since moved back into the community, gone to school, bought a car, building relationships with supportive friends and family and he’s been happily working at a restaurant.



Ontario Shores
Centre for Mental Health Sciences
700 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 5S9

Telephone: 905-430-4055
Toll Free: 1.800.341.6323

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Charitable Business Number

83555 9824 RR0001

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