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Depression

Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace
A self-care manual to help employees and businesses cope with depression and mood problems at work. People can use it to identify whether they are experiencing depression or depressed mood, and apply practical strategies to reduce effects on work satisfaction and performance.
BC Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression
Documentary about depression, available free on streaming video. "Statistics reveal that depression in children and youth is on the rise. In fact, it has increased by one-third in the past 30 years. Untreated depression costs a teenager in many ways: lost educational opportunities, lost social opportunities and lost time. Through the personal stories of three young people, this compelling documentary traces the journey of depression, from early signs and symptoms, to assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The documentary also helps shatter some stereotypes. 2004, 56 min 30 s Directed by Maureen Palmer Produced by Sharon Bartlett Maria LeRose"
Knowledge Network Corporation
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos
Can we talk
Website providing mental health information, sponsored sponsored by the Alberta Teachers' Association.
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
Darkness Calls
A suicide prevention comic book created by the Healthy Aboriginal Network, a BC-incorporated non-profit society. It's the story of a teenager who is bullied at school, misunderstood by his teacher and feels socially isolated from his family. He finds one day very overwhelming and considers taking his own life. Youth find Darkness Calls non-threatening and relatable, so it's a terrific ice breaker to get them talking about how they feel. Cost is contingent on amount ordered, please visit the website for more information.
The Healthy Aboriginal Network
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens
Self-help toolkit gives information on depression and offers skills to fight against depression.
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Depression Quest
Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Depression: A Guide for Teens
Information for the causes and effects on teenage depression and strategies to cope with depression.
Center for Young Women's Health
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
Heads Up Guys
Website that provides information about Men's Depression, along with strategies for managing and preventing depression.
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Informed Choices about Depression
The Mobilizing Minds Research Group conducted interviews, focus groups and surveys to find out what information people want when they are experiencing depression.
Mobilizing Minds Research Group
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
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
Mentalhealth4kids website for South Western Ontario
Web-based tool that offers current service information as well as useful tools for kids, teens, parents, educators and community members.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
MindHealthBC
MindHealthBC is a new evidence-based online service will make it easier to find the help you need for depression, anxiety, and other mental health and substance use conditions. MindHealthBC is a one stop shop that gathers the wealth of resources available and puts them together into one easy to use website. This includes: • Local support groups and health services within Vancouver, Richmond, and Coastal communities • Online information pages and workbooks provided through BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information and other trusted BC sources • Self-help or supported self-help programs such as the BC Canadian Mental Health Association’s Bounce Back® Online (available without a doctor’s referral) • Valuable resources for friends and family members seeking information for their loved ones. Visit MindHealthBC.ca or watch our YouTube video to find out more! And don’t forget to follow MindHealthBC on Twitter and Facebook . MindHealthBC was developed by Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care in partnership with the Shared Care Committee – a joint Committee of the Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. Bounce Back® is funded by the Provincial Health Services Authority
Vancouver Coastal Health/ Providence Health Care
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Mobile app, such as for iOS, Android, etc., Movies and videos, Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, 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
Postpartum Depression Information
Information about post-partum depression from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Teaching students with mental health disorders
Resource guide developed to help educators access basic information about depression and provide strategies for supporting students suffering from depression
BC Ministry of Education
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
Travel and Mental Health
Useful guides to mental health for travellers, particularly for those with pre-existing mental health needs. Guides on various topics such as Travel Stress, Depression & Mood Changes, Substance Use, Anxiety and Psychosis.
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
UHN Patient Information Handouts
The University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, has 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
What is Depression?
Guide to depression.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
What is Depression?
Information about depression and mood disorders
Public Health Agency of Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
What is Depression?
Excellent video from the Black Dog Institute / World Health Organization describing depression as a black dog...
World Health Organization (WHO)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos
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