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Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) website
Provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives.
Attenion Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
CADDRA Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines Third Edition (2011)
Practice guidelines for ADHD based on expert opinion and open discussion by Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Practice guidelines
CAMESA Guidelines
The Canadian Alliance for Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety of Antipsychotics in Children (CAMESA) guidelines provide parents and doctors with information about the side effects of antipsychotic drugs in children.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca), Primary Care (primarycare.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
Offers resources for physicians, educators and parents on understanding and helping people with ADHD.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development gives you access to important and up-to-date information that is based on the best scientific research currently available. It's designed to help you sort through all the conflicting information about what promotes, and what hinders, healthy child development so you can make better choices that will result in better outcomes for children.
Offord Centre for Child Studies
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
CHADD website
Non-profit, parent-run organization with chapters throughout the country that provides: * Support and education for those with ADHD, for those who care for them. * Sponsors workshops, presentations and conferences on the latest breakthroughs and techniques involved in dealing with ADHD.
CHADD
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Guide to College and University for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
Attending college or university opens up an exciting world of possibilities. It can also be pretty challenging. But if you’re living with a mental illness, you’ve faced challenges before. This resource is designed to make your transition to college or university just a little bit easier. It takes you through all the steps of going to school, providing information and tips for anyone living with a mental illness.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Download: YourEducationYourFuture-CMHA.pdf
Iris the Dragon Books
Iris the Dragon is a charity which creates educational material for adults and young readers to help facilitate a conversation between parents, teachers and children about issues relating to mental health and wellness. Now approved by the Departments of Education for the Province of Manitoba and Nova Scotia as acceptable resource material for their mental health curriculum, Iris the Dragon's books address a variety of emotional, behavioural and neurodevelopmental conditions and recognize the importance of family, school, and community in promoting the potential of every child and youth, regardless of mental health challenge.
Iris the Dragon (Charity)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Mental Health: My Action Plan (MAP)
Website to help users develop their own personalized action plans for mental health. Online tools and modules such as: Module 1 : Starting my Journey Module 2 : Getting a Helpful Diagnosis: A Great Place to Start Module 3 : What's Next? Understanding my Treatment Options Module 4 : Complementary Approaches Module 5 : Family and Friends Module 6 : Lifestyle Module 7 : Change Your Thinking : Change Your Feelings Module 8 : The Workplace Module 9 : Staying Well: Making the Most of My Plan Module 10 : Crisis Plan Module 11 : Continuing My Path to Mental Wellness
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Opening the Door to Better Mental Health for Your Youth
The keys to taking care of youth mental health are to work towards building close and genuinely supportive relationships and promoting mental wellness, and to get help early should problems arise. This free guide was designed to help parents forge and strengthen those connections and support their youth's mental health.
Parters for Mental Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
OurHealthyMinds
OurHealthyMinds is about mental health. It celebrates the many ways we can be well, and honours the many ways we can experience mental illness - as an individual, a caregiver, a parent, a child or loved one.
Capital Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Teach ADHD
Provides teachers and other education professionals with resources and materials that have been developed specifically to bridge the substantial gap between current neuroscientific understanding of ADHD and classroom practice.
Hospital for Sick Children
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Teen Mental Health
Information about teen mental health from Dr. Stan Kutcher and colleagues.
Dalhousie University
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
UHN Patient Information Handouts
Handouts on various mental health conditions, available in English and many available in other languages such as Spanish and Chinese.
University Health Network
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
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