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Resources for Questions related to mental health

Resources

If you are in crisis, please contact 9-1-1.  For a list of local crisis support numbers, please click here.

 

General Resources

Mental Health Commission of Canada
The MHCC offers many tools and guidelines on a wide range of mental health topics, including on peer support, caregiving, and recovery.

Teen Mental Health
This website is dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge. It includes a teens and families page where anyone who is interested can learn more about adolescent mental health and the teen brain.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
The Centre offers a diverse collection of info, tools and services regarding youth mental health. Click on the “Resource Hub” link.

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a scientific organization dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental
disorders and the promotion of mental health.

National Network for Mental Health
The National Network for Mental Health is run by and for mental health consumers/survivors. Its purpose is to advocate, educate and provide expertise and resources that benefit the Canadian consumer and survivor community.

(Go to ‘Get Informed’ and click ‘Helpful People and Places’ to find helpful resources.)

Healthy Minds Canada
The Healthy Minds Canada When Something’s Wrong handbooks provide useful information for teachers and families on a variety of mental health problems. They also provide a variety of online mental health resources.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website has numerous fact sheets about mental health problems.

American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association provides information, links and resources on a variety of mental health topics.

Canadian Psychiatric Association
The Canadian Psychiatric Association provides downloadable brochures on a variety of mental health topics.

Canadian Psychological Association
The Canadian Psychological Association provides downloadable information sheets on a variety of mental health topics.

 

Substance-related Disorders

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba provides intervention, rehabilitation, prevention, education and research for substance use and gambling.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a mandate to reduce alcohol and drug-related harms. The 2004 Canadian Addiction Survey can be found under
“Publications.”

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a substance use disorder and mental health teaching hospital in Toronto. Under “About Addiction and Mental
Health,” there are resources on mental health problems, concurrent disorders and substance use.

Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide provides information on addiction and addiction treatment. They provide resources for people suffering from substance related disorders and their
families and friends.

eMentalHealth.ca
Substance use problems in children and youth: guide for caregivers. Information sheet.

Health Canada
Talking about drugs.

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Every day,
professional counsellors provide support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.

Straight facts about drugs and drug abuse (Health Canada)
Click on Healthy Living > Mental Health > Mental Illness >

 

Support Organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Al-Anon and Alateen

 

 

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Mood-related Disorders

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nationwide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Canadian Psychological Association
The Canadian Psychological Association provides downloadable
information sheets on a variety of mood-related disorders.
Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

(CANMAT)
Canadian Psychiatric Association and Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) have published Canadian guidelines on treating depression.

CBT Online
This is an interactive site that teaches people to use ways of thinking that will help to prevent depression. It is based on cognitive behaviour therapy.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a substance-related disorder and mental health teaching hospital in Toronto. Under “About Addiction and Mental Health,” there are resources on mood-related disorders, concurrent disorders and substance use.

Centre for Suicide Prevention
The Centre for Suicide Prevention is a non-profit organization serving thousands of people in Alberta, across Canada and around the world. The centre has a special library on suicide and suicidal behaviour, provides training workshops for Albertans including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and other workshops across Canada, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression
This site is Australian. It has three sections: self-help, support for professionals and research. It includes a depression quiz, information about effective treatments, suggestions for planning activities and problem solving, a list of pleasant activities, and cognitive behaviour therapy materials and links. The downloadable fact sheets on depression are particularly useful.

LivingWorks Education Inc.
LivingWorks Education provides training courses around the world that teach people how to intervene when someone is suicidal. This organization provides ASIST training outside of Alberta, and also provides a variety of other workshops on suicide and suicidal behaviour to people across Canada and beyond.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders.

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Anxiety and Trauma-related Disorders

MacAnxiety Research Centre
MacAnxiety Research Centre website has information and resources about anxiety related disorders.

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
This website provides information on anxiety disorders, links to provincial societies and other useful organizations and pharmaceutical companies.

MindYourMind.ca
Mindyourmind.ca is an award-winning, innovative internet resource for youth who are looking for relevant information on mental health and creative stress management.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nationwide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Canadian Psychological Association
The Canadian Psychological Association provides downloadable information sheets on a variety of anxiety and panic disorders.

CBT Online
CBT Online is an interactive site that teaches people to use ways of thinking that will help to prevent depression. It is based on cognitive behaviour therapy.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is an addiction and mental health teaching hospital in Toronto. Under “About Addiction and Mental Health,” there are resources on anxiety disorders, concurrent disorders and substance use.

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression
This site is Australian. It has three sections: self-help, support for professionals and research. It includes a depression quiz, information about effective treatments, suggestions for planning activities and problem solving, a list of pleasant activities, and cognitive behaviour therapy materials and links. The downloadable fact sheets on depression are particularly useful.

Depression Anxiety Stress Scale
The DASS is a 42-item self-report instrument designed to measure the three related negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and tension/stress.

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Psychotic Disorders

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nationwide charitable mental health organization. Its website has a variety of information on mental health and mental illness.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a substance use disorder and mental health teaching hospital in Toronto. Under “About Addiction and Mental
Health” there are resources on psychosis, schizophrenia, concurrent disorders and misuse of substances.

Psychosis 101
Psychosis 101 is a website that provides information and resources regarding symptoms, treatment and recovery for people who may be suffering from psychosis, as well as their friends and families.

Early Psychosis Intervention
EPI Promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help. It is packed with information and resources for people experiencing psychosis and their families.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is committed to improving the lives of those affected by schizophrenia and related disorders along with their families. The site provides both information and advocacy opportunities.

Strengthening Families Together
“Strengthening Families Together” is a 10-session national education program for family members and friends of people with serious and persistent mental illnesses. Contact your local Schizophrenia Society regarding the program. This includes, Schizophrenia: A Journey to Recovery - A Consumer and Family Guide to Assessment and Treatment was produced in partnership with the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). It adapted the CPA’s Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia into a user-friendly format to assist consumers and families as they navigate their way to mental health recovery through assessment and schizophrenia treatment.

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Deliberate Self-injury

Self-injury Outreach & Support
Self-injury Outreach & Support is a collaboration between Guelph and McGill University that provides information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.

Cornell University Self-Injury and Recovery Research and Resources (SIRRR)
SIRRR provides detailed information about projects and research ongoing at Cornell University on self-injurious behaviour in adolescents and young adults. Links to information of value in understanding, detecting, treating, and preventing self-injurious behavior (SIB) in adolescents and young adults is also available. The website is well organized and provides a good resource for clear definitions and useful factsheets.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association is a nationwide charitable organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.

Centre for Suicide Prevention
The Centre for Suicide Prevention provides information about suicide and suicidal behaviour, as well as deliberate self-injury.

Kidshealth
KidsHealth provides accurate, up-to-date and jargon-free information on youth health, including self-injury (cutting).

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. Every day,
professional counsellors provide support to young people in urban and rural communities across the country.

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
CHEO is a pediatric helth and research center based in Ottawa, Ontario. They have created a website that will help you navigate the resources available to youth and their families.

Eating Disorders

www.canped.ca
Canped.ca is a website offering resources and support tools for parents/caregivers who provide care for youth suspected of having an eating disorder.

The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness
The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness provides information about eating disorders and includes special sections about eating disorders in males and information for parents.

Eating Disorders Online
Eating Disorders Online provides information about eating disorders and nutrition.

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre
1-866-NEDIC-20
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization which provides information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation. Their goal is to promote healthy lifestyles that allow people to be fully engaged in their lives.

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock and Daniel Le Grange

Eating Disorders: A Parents’ Guide by Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Bryan lask