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1. All Mental Health Resources

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  • mental health services, which are places where you can actually go to receive help; and
  • information resources, where you can go to get information, but no formal services are provided.
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1.1 Counselling and Therapy

Counselling and therapy can be helpful for dealing with a wide variety of issues (e.g. stress and coping, relationship problems) and mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.)

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1.1.1 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a type of therapy that helps people by using  acceptance and mindfulness, along with commitment and behaviour-change strategies.

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1.1.2 Animal and Pet Therapy

Animal-assisted and pet therapy are types of therapy that use animals trained to provide affection and comfort to people in a variety of places including hospitals, retirement or nursing homes, mental health facilities and schools.

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1.1.3 Art Therapy

Art therapy is a way of helping people through art, and is provided by accredited art therapists. Painting, drawing and sculpting are common ways that help people to express themselves and heal. Unlike traditional art, the focus is on the process of creating the artwork rather than the final product.

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1.1.4 Attachment Therapies

Attachment therapies focus on strengthening the attachment or relationships between a child and parent, or child and adult caregivers.

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Worldwide body that promotes Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and supports professionals, parents and caregivers in finding out about the therapy and ... more
417 Reigerts Lane, Annville, PA, 17003 Map
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1.1.4.1 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

DDP is a therapy and parenting approach that uses what we know about attachment and trauma to help children and families with their relationships. When a child has experienced stresses such as trauma, this can lead the child to become disconnected from the important people in the child's life, and experience problems such as depression, anxiety and behaviour problems. DDP offers a powerful way to reconnect children to the people that are important, thus improving their relationships as well as problems with depression, anxiety and behaviours. 

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1.1.5 Behavioural therapies (including ABA and IBI)

Behavioural therapies uses different strategies to help a person learn life skills and more positive behaviours such as communication and social skills. Examples include therapies used in autism such as Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI).

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1.1.6 Brainspotting (BSP)

Brainspotting (BSP) is relatively newer type of psychological treatment developed to help people with stress, anxiety and trauma. In many people, standard talking therapies are not effective, perhaps because their logical and emotional brains are overwhelmed by the stress and trauma. In brainspotting, the target is the survival (‘subcortical’) brain, with the use of focused mindfulness and specific eye movements. This allows painful, distressing memories to be processed so that they are no longer distressing, allowing people to heal from past traumatic experiences.

 

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1.1.7 Coaching

Coaching is the process whereby a coach teaches and directs another person via encouragement and advice. The coach provides an individual with feedback, insight and guidance on achieving their full potential in their business or personal life. Coaches usually first help by defining goals, and then supports the client in working out a strategy to reach those goals, and helps the client stay on track.

 

Compared to counselling, coaching generally has a narrower focus; focuses on performance rather than underlying root causes; tends to be shorter-term; does not seek to improve underlying psychological problems; focuses on improvement on function in already well-functioning individuals.

 

Coaching is generally more suitable for individuals who are well-functioning to begin with, whereas counselling/therapy would be recommended for individuals who are more distressed.

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1.1.8 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective type of therapy for numerous conditions such as depression and anxiety. CBT helps individuals by looking at negative thoughts and behaviour patterns, and changing those into more helpful coping thoughts and behaviours. CBT can be delivered by any health professional who has had adequate training in CBT, which in practice usually refers to psychologists, psychiatrists as well as some physicians and social workers.

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1.1.9 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for complex, difficult-to-treat mental conditions, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT combines elements of cognitive behaviour therapy along with Eastern mindfulness practices.

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1.1.10 Drama Therapy

Drama therapy (or the related term psychodrama) is a way of helping others by using drama or theater processes, and is given by an accredited drama therapist.

Drama gives participants an opportunity to tell their stories, set goals, solve problems, express feelings, resulting in behaviour change, skill-building and emotional growth.

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15 Post Side Lane, Pittsford, ON, 14534 Map
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1.1.11 Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT is a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to therapy formulated in the early 80's by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg, shown effective for couples and families. EFT helps couples overcome negative patterns in communication by teaching them how to communicate underlying feelings and emotional needs.

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1.1.12 E-Therapy Websites and Online Therapy Websites

Websites that provide online therapy, and which are automated and NOT delivered by an actual human being.

 

Examples include online CBT websites that teach CBT online. 

 

Because there are so many websites that provide internet delivered therapy, we are not able to list all the websites out there, but rather focus on websites which are publicly funded, freely available and supported by evidence.

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Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
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1.1.13 E-Counseling, E-Therapy, and Distance Therapy

Online therapy (aka e-counseling, distance therapy) delivered by a real person over the internet. 

 

Although traditionally therapy has been face-to-face, there are many reasons why it may be difficult to meet face-to-face. Delivering services through other means such as video chatting, email and texting offer other ways to connect. 

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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
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1.1.14 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment reported as being helpful in various conditions such as anxiety, and trauma (such as post-traumatic stress disorder).

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1.1.15 Family, Marital, and Couple Therapy

A marriage, couple and family therapist specializes in helping concerns and problems in couple or family relationships. Marriage, couple and family therapy can be given by any professional that has sufficient training, which usually tends to be social workers, psychologists or psychiatrists.

 

Unlike traditional therapy where the therapist just meets with the individual, family counselling and therapy is where the therapist meets with the individual and one or more family members. The idea is that no matter what the difficulty is, others in the family are part of the solution and thus need to be involved in the therapy or treatment.

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Professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy, and provides certification for marriage and family therapists in the United States and ... more
112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3061 Map
703-838-9808
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1.1.16 Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of counselling/therapy, in which one or more therapists work with a small group of patients or clients in a group. Therapeutic benefits of group therapy include the interactions amongst group members, and having shared experiences with similar individuals.

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1.1.17 Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy, which uses hypnosis to create a state of relaxation, which can thus be helpful in a variety of conditions, such as anxiety conditions (e.g. phobias).

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1.1.18 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a type of therapy that focuses on a person's relationships and connections with other people. Regardless of how a problem such as depression started, the problem is often maintained by ongoing stresses in a person's relationships. Improving and strengthening a person's relationships can thus be helpful, no matter what the difficulty.

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1.1.19 Mindfulness and Mindfulness Therapies

Therapies that include mindfulness, mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR).

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1.1.20 Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program designed for children/youth who have serious behaviour problems, such as conduct disordered and antisocial behaviours.

 

Unlike many therapies which focus primarily on the child/youth (such as individual therapy), MST is 'multi-systemic' and focuses on various aspects of the person's life (such as home, school, community, and peer relations) to help the behaviour problems.

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1.1.21 Music Therapy

Music therapy is the use of music by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

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1.1.22 Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a way of dealing with various brain conditions (such as ADHD, depression, anxiety) by teaching the person to control and self-regulate their brain.

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1.1.23 Play Therapy

Play therapy uses play to communicate with and help children. Play therapy is useful for children because they naturally express themselves for play, and because they may not be able to express themselves verbally (using their words) as would be required for other types of therapy such as "talk therapies." Play therapy can be delivered by any mental health professional that has received sufficient training in it.

 

In Canada, it is preferable (though not always possible) to have a professional who has official training approved by the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy.

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1.1.24 Psychoeducational Assessment

When an individual has learning problems, it can be very helpful to have a psychoeducational assessment performed by a psychologist. 

 

The usual first step is to speak to the child's school regarding the possibility of seeing a psychologist that works with the schoolboard. This is paid for by the schoolboard, however there are often long waitlists. 

 

Sometimes there are community agencies (such as psychology training programs with a university) that can offer free, or low-cost testing. 

 

The quickest way is to pay privately for a psychologist working in private practice. In Canada, a psychoeducational assessment costs approximately in the $1,000-$2,000 range. 

 

In many cases, a parent's workplace may have a health plan that can pay for at least some of this expense.  

 

If you are having problems finding psychologists in this category, consider just looking directly under psychologists

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1.1.25 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis helps the individual develop insight and understanding into their past, which hopefully may then translate into positive changes in the present. Most psychiatrists (and many psychologists) have psychodynamic training. Psychoanalysis is a more involved treatment, classically involving up to a few visits per week, for many years, and is delivered by trained 'psychoanalysts', who tend to be psychiatrists.

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1.1.26 Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Solution-focused therapy (SFT) focuses on empowering individuals to find solutions in their life by figuring out what a person's goals are, and supporting them to find ways to achieve those goals. Various types of professionals may have training in SFT, and may work in counselling agencies, or in private practice.

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1.1.27 Supportive Counselling

Supportive counselling/therapy uses a person's strengths and social supports to help them focus on coping with current, issues. The focus is on the present, as opposed to the past.

 

Most mental health professionals are trained in this approach.

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1.1.28 Other Types of Counselling and Therapy

This section is for types of counselling and therapy that do not fit under the other categories.
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1.2 A-Z Mental Health Conditions and Topics

Alphabetical list of mental health topics and conditions.

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1.2.1 Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)

"Addictions" refers to problems using drugs or alcohol or other problem behaviours. Gambling can also be addictive and can cause severe financial, emotional, and relationship problems.

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* 12-step group for overcoming cocaine addictions * Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may ... more
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
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1.2.1.1 Technology Issues, including Internet, Cellphone, Social Media Addiction

Technology has made life much more convenient in the developed world. It is hard to imagine having to live life without modern conveniences such as the internet, mobile devices, video games and other technological wonders. Unfortunately, many societies are starting to see the problems from overuse and misuse of technology. So-called 'technology addiction'  is creating a whole generation of children, youth and adults who struggle with social skills and empathy, and who relate better to their devices than to fellow human beings.  
 
Fortunately, growing awareness 'technology addiction' will hopefully lead to policy changes and more resources to deal with the issue.

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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
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Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
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1.2.2 Anger

We all get angry from time to time. If we deal with anger in a healthy way, it helps us realize that something may be wrong and that perhaps something needs to change. But if our anger gets too severe, and we deal with it in an unhealthy way that causes problems at home, work or school, then it may be time to get some help in dealing with it.

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La plateforme Autisme-Asperger-Québec (AAQc) se veut une plateforme informative, éducative et inclusive sur l’autisme, les troubles du spectre de ... more
QC, Canada
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
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1.2.3 Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities

Developmental delay is where a child has slowed or impaired development. Developmental disability where the developmental delay results in problems with intellectual or adaptive function. Many different conditions can cause developmental delay or disability. The term Intellectual Delay/Disability is often used with the same meaning.

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1.2.4 Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADD) are conditions where individuals have extreme problems with inattention and distractibility, to the point that it causes problems with school, home or relationships. Individuals with ADHD also have hyperactivity (troubles sitting still, fidgeting) and impulsivity (acting without thinking first).

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La plateforme Autisme-Asperger-Québec (AAQc) se veut une plateforme informative, éducative et inclusive sur l’autisme, les troubles du spectre de ... more
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1.2.5 Anxiety

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of worry, unease or apprehension. The physical symptoms that accompany these feelings include heart palpitations, trembling, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea. Anxiety may be associated with specific situations, events or objects. In some cases, medical problems can lead to symptoms of anxiety.

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Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
QC, Canada
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Moodgym is an online self-help program designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is like an interactive, online ... more
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Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous is a peer run support group for people looking to recover from OCD. It is based on the 12 step program. Check their website to ... more
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1.2.5.1 Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is a severe childhood anxiety disorder where a child is ‘mute' (unable to speak) in certain situations such as school. It is ‘selective', because the mutism usually doesn't occur in all situations. In situations where the child feels relaxed, like at home or with close friends and family, the child may be able to speak normally.

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1.2.5.2 Separation Anxiety

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1.2.5.3 Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (aka social phobia) is a condition where individuals have extreme shyness, to the point where it causes problems in a person's life. While some degree of shyness is normal, individuals with social anxiety have such extreme shyness that it actually causes problems in a person's social life, relationships, school or work. The good news is that there are many specific strategies as well as therapy that can help a person improve their social anxiety. 

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1.2.5.4 Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a condition where individuals feel an irresistible urge to pull their hair. Fortunately, effective treatment exists. These may involve cognitive behaviour therapy and/or medications. Individuals should seek out a family physician or psychologist for help with this condition.

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1.2.6 Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Many terms – including autism spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders – are used to describe a group of disorders that inhibit the development of communication and socialization skills. In some children the disorder may also affect the development of fine and gross motor ability. It may range from being severe on one end, with the severely autistic child who is developmentally delayed and who is unable to function independently, to an individual with Asperger Syndrome who has difficulties with social function but who otherwise functions well intellectually and at work.

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La plateforme Autisme-Asperger-Québec (AAQc) se veut une plateforme informative, éducative et inclusive sur l’autisme, les troubles du spectre de ... more
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1.2.7 Depression

Depression is a common yet serious condition. Symptoms include a sad or irritable mood; loss of interest or pleasure; feelings of guilt or low self-esteem; and problems with sleep, appetite, energy and concentration. Depression impairs a person's ability to function at school, work or home. At its worst, depression can lead to thoughts about ending one's life.

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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
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Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
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A resource built to support men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success. more
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Formerly known as the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), The Balanced Mind Foundation is a not-for-profit, web-based organization that supports ... more
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1.2.7.1 Postpartum Depression

Being a new mother can be an overwhelming experience, thanks to sleep deprivation, hormonal changes, and other stresses such as lack of spouse and family support. Fortunately, there are many supports and treatments for overcoming post-partum depression.

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1.2.8 Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia

Eating disorders are unfortunately all too common in a society that creates unrealistic expectations for body image. Anorexia (anorexia nervosa) is a condition where individuals eat so little that they become malnourished. Symptoms may include loss of menstrual periods, feeling cold, or troubles with mood or thinking. Bulimia is a condition where individuals maintain a somewhat normal weight, but have problems with binging (eating large quantities of food at once) and/or purging (making themselves throw up or vomit).

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Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
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1.2.9 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse

Trauma refers to events (typically abuse or violence) causing extreme distress and anxiety, whose after-effects can impair individuals. Types of trauma include natural disasters, as well as a range of man-made trauma: physical trauma (being hit or hurt by someone else); emotional trauma (being hurt by someone emotionally, through being bullied, put down, insulted or controlled); sexual trauma (being hurt by someone through sexual abuse or rape); war trauma (experiencing war situations).

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1.2.10 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neurologic condition where individuals have problems with obsessions (distressing, repetitive thoughts or images), and/or compulsions (habits that someone is compelled to do over and over again in order to relieve distress).  

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Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
Hawthorn, AB, 3122 Map
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18 years and up
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
QC, Canada
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1.2.11 Operational Stress Injury (OSI)

An operational stress injury (OSI) is any persistent psychological difficulty resulting from operational duties performed while serving in the Armed Forces or through policing and law enforcement duties.

 

OSI is used to describe a broad range of issues that include diagnosed medical conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression, and other conditions that may interfere with daily functioning.

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1.2.12 Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness where individuals have troubles with perceiving reality, causing severe problems functioning. Schizophrenia is characterized by symptoms of psychosis, which include delusions (strong beliefs that persist despite lack of evidence or evidence to the contrary) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that others do not). Note that symptoms of psychosis may be seen in other conditions other than schizophrenia, such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, and various medical conditions.

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1.2.13 Suicide

Suicide is when someone tries to end his or her life on purpose. People think about suicide in an attempt to deal with some problem or stress. Most people who attempt or complete suicide don’t necessarily want to die; rather, they want to escape their overwhelming emotional pain.Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The good news is that there are always other options.

 

If you are thinking about suicide, and things have reached a crisis point where you don't think you can keep yourself safe:  

  • Call a crisis line
  • If you have a doctor, then make an appointment to see him/her.
  • Call your local mental health agency in order to see a counselor/therapist 
  • Reach out to a family member or friend. Call them and let them know that you have been feeling overwhelmed, and that you could use their support, whether it is just listening or spending some time together. 
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Remember: Although your situation may have tricked you into feeling that you are alone, you are NOT alone. Help is a phone call away... 

 

If you know know someone who is feeling suicidal, there are many ways to support and get them help

  • Help your friend make that telephone call to a crisis line
  • Help your friend book an appointment with their doctor, or counselor/therapist 
  • Go with your friend to the nearest hospital emergency department 
  • Let other trusted friends and family know so that they can be supportive.
If you discover someone who has just harmed themselves, then call 911, or your local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) number. 

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1.2.14 Stress

Stress is the physical and emotional "wear and tear" that people experience as they cope with their environment, whether at home, work or school. When people's coping abilities are able to meet the expectations or demands placed on them, stress is minimized. When the expectations or demands are too heavy, individuals may become  “stressed out.” The key is to either reduce those expectations or to improve one's coping abilities.

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1.2.15 Abuse

Abuse is when one person is harmed physically, emotionally or sexually by another person.

Please see Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse

1.2.16 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a serious medical condition defined as having an infection from the HIV virus as well as problems with one's immune system as a result. Living with AIDS can mean living with a wide range of emotions and psychological stresses that can have an impact on mental health and well-being.

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1.2.17 Anorexia

Please see Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia

1.2.18 Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome, sometimes referred to as Asperger's disorder, is a neurological condition that affects social and communication skills, and is one of the autism spectrum conditions.

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1.2.19 Attachment Problems

Attachment is the special, close and unique relationship that a child has with parent(s) or caregiver(s), and is the foundation for trust and mental health. Attachment problems can occur for many reasons, and can lead to numerous behavioural and emotional problems. Fortunately, it is never too late to help a child (or adult) with attachment problems, and there are many ways to improve and strengthen a person's attachments.

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1.2.20 Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), is a condition where a person has normal hearing but the person's brain becomes easily overwhelmed when trying to process sounds, particularly if there is background noise. This can lead to problems with mood, frustration and anxiety.

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1.2.20.1 Misophonia

Misophonia is a condition where people are exquisitely sensitive to certain sounds, reacting with extreme distress, anger and even rage. Misophonia is also known as Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome (“4S”).

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1.2.21 Behaviour and Conduct Problems

Behaviour and conduct problems refer to individuals having troubles with their behaviour, to the point where normal rules or norms are breached and their behaviour causes distress to others. These problems may occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from medical conditions to learning conditions to mood disorders such as depression.

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1.2.22 Bipolar Disorders

In the classic bipolar disorder, individuals have severe swings in mood, alternating from intense high-energy periods to extreme low periods. Mood swings, particularly in children and youth, may be seen along with many conditions, including mood disorders, attention-deficit disorders, learning disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, and sensory processing and self-regulatory conditions.

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1.2.23 Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder describes individuals who have severe difficulties with relationships and severe problems in regulating their moods, which results in dramatic mood swings. This particular diagnosis is not without controversy, but there is no question that individuals with this label endure great distress.

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1.2.24 Bulimia

Please see Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia

1.2.25 Bullying

Bullying is a form of aggression where a person is deliberately hurtful to another person. There are many forms, including physical (shoving, hitting, kicking); verbal (put-downs, spreading rumors or gossip); emotional (excluding, tormenting, ridiculing); and social (excluding someone from activities or telling rumors behind someone’s back). Bullying can occur to people of all ages but is particularly harmful to children.

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1.2.26 Cancer

Living with cancer can mean living with a wide range of emotions and psychological stresses that can have an impact on mental health and well-being.

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1.2.27 Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder is a disorder of childhood and adolescence that involves chronic behaviour problems such as defiant, impulsive or antisocial behaviour; drug use; or criminal activity.

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1.2.28 Delirium

Delirium is a sudden disturbance in a person's thinking that can result in confusion, lack of awareness of one's environment, and disorganized thinking. Delirium is caused by medical issues, and requires prompt treatment by a doctor. 

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1.2.29 Dementia including Alzheimer's

Dementia is a group of conditions, all of which involve progressive impairment of brain function, with symptoms that include loss of memory and loss of judgment. Alzheimer's dementia is the most common form of dementia.

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1.2.30 Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Developmental disability is when a child’s developmental delay – slow or impaired development – results in problems with intellectual or adaptive function. Many different conditions can cause developmental delay or disability

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1.2.31 Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse or intimate partner violence (IPV)) is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, or between friends or family members.

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1.2.32 Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a developmental condition with varying degrees of learning and physical disabilities. Children with Down syndrome generally have a very happy, amiable temperament. They are usually able to learn everyday life skills and can be raised at home. Special education and training allow many individuals with Down syndrome to lead happy, useful, and love-filled lives.

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1.2.33 Elimination Disorders

Elimination disorders are problems with urine or bowel control, such as encopresis and enuresis.

 

Encopresis (fecal incontinence) is a problem with having involuntary bowel movements, in a person who should be old enough to have voluntary bowel control. 

 

Enuresis (urinary incontinence or bedwetting) is a problem with urinating into inappropriate places, either during the day or at night. It can happen voluntarily or involuntarily.

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1.2.33.1 Encopresis

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1.2.34 Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) refers to the whole range of disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol (when a mother drinks alcohol while pregnant). Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) refers to a specific group of defects to the fetus that result from prenatal alcohol exposure. The usual first step if one suspects fetal alcohol problems is to speak to one's family physician or to the child's pediatrician.

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1.2.35 Firesetting

Fire-setting is the deliberate setting of fires. In children and youth who set fires, fire-setting usually occurs due to 1) curiosity and the desire to experiment with fire; or 2) other reasons, such as a cry for help, with the fire-setting as a symptom of an underlying problem such as depression or interpersonal troubles Pathological fire-setting in adults may be due to pyromania, defined as the deliberate setting of fires for pleasure or satisfaction from the relief of tension experienced before the fire-setting.

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1.2.36 Gender Identity Issues

Gender identity refers to the basic sense of self as being either male or female. Gender dysphoria is when someone is unhappy about their gender. Gender identity disorder is a condition where a person has been assigned one gender (on the basis of their sex), but perceives himself or herself as belonging to another gender.

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1.2.37 Grief and Bereavement

Grief and bereavement refers to the sadness and loneliness that result from the loss of a loved one.

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1.2.38 Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding (aka pathological hoarding) is acquiring possessions along with the failure to discard them, even if the items are worthless, no longer useful. Hoarded items fill the person's home, and can cause severe problems with day-to-day activities and relationships, and even pose a danger to life through being a fire and safety hazard.

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1.2.39 Insomnia

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1.2.40 Learning Disorders

A person with a learning difficulty is a person of normal intelligence (or above) who has a brain difference that interferes with his or her learning in one or more of the following areas: listening, speaking, reading, written expression, mathematics, and reasoning. Sources of help include speaking to teachers, seeing a psychologist for psychoeducational testing, and various support/advocacy groups.

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1.2.41 Medication Treatment

Medications can sometimes be useful for mental health issues, generally when other non-medication treatments have not been ineffective. 

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1.2.42 Mental Health in General

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1.2.43 Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are problems with mood such as anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression.

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1.2.44 Oppositional behaviours including oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)

Oppositional behaviours are when a child/youth has troubles following expectations from others (i.e. being disobedient) and can be hostile at adults. While some oppositionality and independence is normal for all children, when it is severe and causes problems, it may be a sign of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).

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1.2.45 Overweight and Obesity

Many sorts of health problems can occur if one is overweight. 

 

Overweight is typically defined as having a body mass index (BMI) > 25 kg/m2 for men and women. (Note that an overweight person does not necessarily have too much fat nor increased health risk if the excess weight is due to an above-average amount of muscle.)

 

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be overweight, start by seeing a health professional such as:

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1.2.46 Parenting

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1.2.47 Physical Disabilities

A physical disability is any health condition, disease or disorder that prevents or inhibits a person from being able to complete daily tasks or activities. There are many causes of physical disabilities, including medical conditions, accidents, and conditions that are present from birth.

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1.2.48 Resiliency

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1.2.49 School Refusal (and School Phobia)

School refusal is when a child refuses to go to school. This can happen for various reasons: the child may be having problems with anxiety (such as separation anxiety from parents) or may be actively trying to avoid some stress about school (experiencing problems with peers such as bullying or conflict or having a having a learning condition that makes schoolwork stressful). The usual first steps in dealing with school refusal include speaking with the school and/or taking the child to see his/her family physician or pediatrician for additional suggestions. More specialized help may include seeing a psychologist, counselor or other mental health professional.

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1.2.50 Self-harm including Self-cutting

Deliberate self-harm refers to deliberately injuring one's own body. Means of self-harm include cutting (known as self-cutting or self-mutilation), burning, scratching and head-banging. Self-harm behaviours may occur for a variety of reasons such as autism, depression, or eating disorders. Solutions including helping the individual 1) figure out what their stresses are, and 2) find a healthier means to cope and deal with his or her stress.

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1.2.51 Sensory Processing Disorders and Self-Regulation Problems

Sensory processing disorders (SPDs) are problems with misinterpreting everyday sensory information such as touch, sound, taste, movement and smells. At the hypersensitivity end, this can lead to the person becoming easily overwhelmed by seemingly normal sensations of touch, sound or other senses. Behaviours like rage, tantrums, anxiety or avoidance may result. At the other extreme, hyposensitive or under-sensitive individuals may inappropriately seek out excess sensory stimuli such as movement, touch and sound.

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1.2.51.1 Visual Stress

Visual stress is a visual perceptual processing condition that affects how visual information is interpreted by the brain and interferes with reading, attention, coordination, general health and behaviour. This is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision and can occur despite normal vision. Classic symptoms include light sensitivity, headaches from reading, and problems reading because the white “page appears too bright” or the words appear to be "moving, flashing, or jumping on the page". As reading is such a key skill for school and life in general, problems with reading can thus lead to significant impairment. The good news is that appropriate intervention can make a significant improvement and for many individuals, one of the interventions is as simple as specific colour filters.

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1.2.52 Separation and Divorce

Separation and divorce commonly occurs. Separation is when a couple lives separately from one another. Divorce is when their legal marriage is ended. Separation and divorce typically cause emotional stress on the separating couple and on any involved children and youth. The more that a couple can resolve their differences in a calm fashion, without hostility and without the children/youth feeling blamed or neglected, the better the outcome is for everyone.

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1.2.53 Sleep Problems and Disorders

Getting good sleep is important for mental health. Unfortunately, there are many things that can interfere with sleep, like poor sleep hygiene, stress in our environment, or medical conditions such as sleep disorders. Everyone has problems sleeping from time to time. However, if problems like constant drowsiness or mood changes are common, sleep problems may be more serious and need attention.

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1.2.54 Social Skills and Life Skills

Social skills (and life skills) refers to the skills necessary to interact in a health way with other people. This includes skills required to initiate contact with others, making friends, and keeping friends. It includes communication skills as well as conflict resolution skills. Social skills don't always come naturally, and there are many conditions that can impair social skills, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning conditions such as Non-Verbal Learning Disability, and even Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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1.2.55 Somatoform Disorders

Somatoform disorders are conditions where patients have persistent, trouble medical complaints, which remain medically unexplained despite appropriate assessment and investigations by health care professionals.

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1.2.56 Speech and Language

Language is how people communicate with one another, whereas speech is what is spoken. Speech and language disorders are problems which, in some cases, can result in a negative impact on a person’s social or emotional well-being. Seeing a family physician or a speech and language pathologist can help with these difficulties.

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1.2.57 Technology Issues, including Internet, Cellphone, Social Media Addiction

Technology has made life much more convenient in the developed world. It is hard to imagine having to live life without modern conveniences such as the internet, mobile devices, video games and other technological wonders. Unfortunately, many societies are starting to see the problems from overuse and misuse of technology. So-called 'technology addiction'  is creating a whole generation of children, youth and adults who struggle with social skills and empathy, and who relate better to their devices than to fellow human beings.  
 
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1.2.58 Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disorder involving facial and other body tics, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence. Tics are involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way. The first step in getting help for possible Tourette's or tics is to see a physician, who may also consider a referral to a neurologist if necessary.

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1.3 Basic Needs

Basic Needs resources are resources such as food, housing (including shelters), transportation and temporary financial assistance.

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1.3.1 Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

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1.3.2 Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

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1.3.3 Food and Nutrition

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1.3.4 Housing and Home Supports

Housing services help individuals find and keep places to stay. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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1.3.4.1 Long-Term Care Facilities for Seniors

Long-term care facilities and homes (aka. "nursing home") are for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision within a secure setting. They provide a higher level of care and support than retirement homes or supportive housing. Long-term care homes are owned and operated by various organizations: 1) Nursing homes are usually operated by private corporations; 2) Municipal homes for the aged are owned by municipal councils. Many municipalities are required to build a home for the aged in their area, either on their own or in partnership with a neighbouring municipality; 3) Charitable homes are usually owned by non-profit corporations, such as faith, community, ethnic or cultural groups.

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1.3.4.2 Group Homes, Residential Care and Supported Housing

A group home is usually a single-family dwelling for special populations that need a supervised living environment. Common examples include children and youth in care, individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, individuals recovering from substance abuse, teenaged mothers, or victims of domestic violence.

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1.3.4.3 Home Supports

Refers to supports and services provided in the person's home.

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1.3.4.4 Respite Care and Child Care

Respite refers to short term, temporary care provided to parents (or caregivers) so that they (and their families) can take a break from the daily routine of caregiving, and can range from a few hours to enough time for a vacation. Despite the guilt that parents or caregivers may feel, respite care can be very helpful in relieving stress from caregivers and give them time to recharge. Respite care may include services to take care of children, or older adults, or even parents.

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1.3.5 Transportation

Having easy access to transportation is essential, whether its going to a doctor's appointment, getting to a job, or keeping up with your relationships. This section has transportation resources that may be specifically of interest to those with mental health needs.
 

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1.3.5.1 Driving Assessments

Sometimes one is required to provide a medical certificate in order to drive.

 

Occupational therapists can provide detailed assessments of driving ability at one of the following agencies listed below.

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1.3.6 Finances and Money

This section has resources about finances, money, grants, subsidies and other related information. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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1.4 Crisis and Emergency

Refers to all programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are currently experiencing severe emotional distress; for any situation that is life-threatening, or poses harm to someone; or unable to cope with a problem that demands immediate attention. Crisis services help deal with the immediate crisis, and restore people back to their original (higher) level of function so that they can identify and deal with their problems.

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1.4.1 Child Welfare including Children's Aid Society (CAS)

The child welfare / child protection system is a group of services that promote the well-being of children by protecting children from abuse or neglect, ensuring they are safe, and strengthening families so that they can successfully care for their children.

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1.4.2 Crisis Lines including Telephone, Online and Chat

Is someone in a crisis? Crisis lines offer free, immediate and confidential one-on-one assistance to callers in need and usually operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are generally staffed by either paid professionals, or trained volunteers. They will listen, offer support and advice, and if necessary, will try to help the caller get connected to help in his/her community. 

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1.4.3 Walk-In Counselling

Looking for an appointment the same day, or within a few days? Walk-in counselling clinics provide counseling services, without a need to book a long time in advance. They can be helpful for many issues such as family conflict, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation, divroce or abuse. Most of the time, no appointment is required, though some clinics may require you to call ahead the same day to book appointments for that day. 

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1.4.4 Hospital Emergency Department

Is there an emergency such as medical or mental health emergency? If less intense options (e.g. calling a crisis line) are not possible or haven't helped, then it may be helpful to visit the local hospital Emergency Department. Typical mental health emergencies include:

* thoughts of suicide to the point where the person requires emergency help to keep them from ending their life; 

* manic episode or psychosis where a person is behaving in an irrational way with inability to function. 

 

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1.4.5 Emergency Shelter and Housing

There are various shelters that people can use when they have no place to go.

 

Emergency shelters are places for people to live temporarily when they don't have a place to stay. Emergency shelters (such as women's shelters) are primarily meant for those fleeing an abusive relationship, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

 

Homeless shelters are temporary places to stay, usually meant for homeless people. Usually located in downtown areas, they are similar to emergency shelters. The main difference is that homeless shelters are usually open to anyone, without regard to the reason for need. Some shelters limit their clientele by gender or age.

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1.4.6 Women's Shelters

Women's shelters are places where women (and their children) can go to stay, and are typically for women fleeing domestic violence from their partners or spouses. Women's shelters offer safe, temporary housing and usually other services to enable a return to independent living such as counselling and referrals to community resources.

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1.5 Education and Training (including Schools)

This section on education resources is not exhaustive, but rather focuses on education and school resources that may be of interest to those with mental health issues.

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1.5.1 School Boards

Schools are managed by different school boards, which are organized by geographic region, language and religion.

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1.5.2 Alternative Schools

Alternative schools are for students whose needs are not met by mainstream schools, which may occur for any variety of reasons, including students who have children, part-time jobs, or who simply have a different learning style that doesn't fit with a mainstream school. In general, alternative schools offer smaller classes, with more of an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with teachers.

 

In Ontario, students work on one course at a time, and can complete six or more courses in an academic year. Each classroom has 21 students who all work on individual courses, at their own pace. Contact your local school board for more information.

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1.5.3 Day treatment programs

Day Treatment refers to an intensive type of outpatient services that is more intensive than standard outpatient services (e.g. seeing someone once every 1-2 weeks) but yet is not as intensive as an inpatient stay.

 

For children and youth, day treatment programs may occur at therapeutic school programs, or take place at hospitals. For adults, day treatment programs are commonly offered at hospitals.

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1.5.4 Therapeutic Boarding Schools

Therapeutic Boarding Schools offer additional supports for teens that are struggling with problems with emotions, behaviour or self-esteem and motivation.

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1.5.5 Mentoring Programs

Programs that provide mentorship, in which a more experienced person helps a less experienced person.

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1.5.6 Health Promotion/Public education

Health promotion (including mental health promotion) is providing information and/or education in order to educate individuals, families and communicates so that they can empower their own health.

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1.5.7 Other Education/School Resources

This describes other school/educational resources that don't cleanly fit into other categories.

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1.5.8 Independent Schools

Independent schools (also known as private schools) are schools that are funded through tuition fees  and other means, as opposed to being funded publicly by tax dollars. Many independent schools have classroom environments that can provide specific support to students with learning and mental health needs.

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1.5.9 Public Speaking

Public speaking consists of providing talks, presentations for audiences around a specific topic. 

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1.6 Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

Self-help, mutual aid and support groups are non-profit, voluntary organizations which provide support to individuals who share a common experience.

 

As defined by the International Network of Mutual Help centres, self-help groups are non-profit; open to members of the general public who share a common experience; meet face-to-face on a regular, ongoing basis, and are open to new members; provide mutual support through discussion and sharing of information and experiences. Members use their individual strengths to support each other, and can use their collective strengths to promote social change; Run by and for group members. Although professional (health care) providers may participate at the request of the group, their role stays that of a consultant.

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1.7 Information and Referral Services

Are you looking for help, but don't know where to get started?

 

Consider contacting an Information and Referral (I & R) service, which can help you to 1) Find out about resources (i.e. 'information'), and 2) Connect you to those resources (i.e. 'referral').

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1.8 Legal and Justice Resources

This section has various legal resources including legal aid, and forensic resources. Forensic resources refers to resources for individuals with mental health problems who have had troubles with the law. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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1.8.1 Custody and Access (of Children)

Custody and access refers to the process of making informed determinations about custody and access in order to serve the best interests of the child.

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Resources for people with mental health needs who are having problems with the law.

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1.8.3 Legal Aid

Legal aid provides free legal advice or free legal representation available, in certain cases, for people who are unable to pay for it themselves. For example, if you need a lawyer, but cannot pay for one, you may qualify for legal aid.

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1.8.4 Other Legal Resources

This section has legal resources that do not fit into other categories.

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1.9 Medical Services

A healthy mind and spirit relies on having a healthy body as well, and this section has information on key medical resources of interest to those with mental health issues. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and services, but highlights those which might be of interest to individuals with mental health issues.

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1.9.1 Hospitals

Most hospitals have mental health services which may include Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and other professionals. Programs offered typically include:

  • Outpatient programs, where one comes to the hospital for mental health services;
  • Day treatment, or partial hospitalization programs, where a person comes for treatment for longer periods or more frequently, for more intensive therapy than one would receive from simply seeing an outpatient therapist or clinician;
  • Inpatient programs, where a person is admitted to hospital in order to provide a high level of supervision and care until the condition improves enough so that the person can be treated as an outpatient.
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1.9.2 Hospital Emergency Department

Is there an emergency such as medical or mental health emergency? If less intense options (e.g. calling a crisis line) are not possible or haven't helped, then it may be helpful to visit the local hospital Emergency Department. Typical mental health emergencies include:

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1.9.3 Family Physicians

Family physicians provide a great deal of mental health services for their patients, in addition to standard medical care. In cases where a patient requires more specialized care, a family physician can provide help on where to go for additional help and support.

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1.9.4 Pediatricians

Pediatricians provide a great deal of mental health services for their patients, in addition to standard medical care. In cases where a patient requires more specialized care, a pediatrician can give advice on where to go for additional help and support.

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1.10 Mental Health Professionals

This section has information on how to find different types of (mental) health professionals.

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1.10.1 Aboriginal Elders, Traditional Healers and Teachers

Aboriginal elders, traditional healers and teachers help the people using traditional healing practices, which existed even prior to Western medical practices.  There are many forms of healing. Some healers work with plants and medicines, some may counsel, and some use ceremonies such as the sweat lodge.

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1.10.2 Audiologist

The practice of audiology is the assessment of hearing function (aka auditory function) and the treatment and prevention of problems with hearing (aka auditory dysfunction).

 

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1.10.3 Behavioural, Developmental Therapists/Consultants

Behavioral Consultants are individuals with specialized training in applied behaviour analysis, or a closely related discipline (e.g. psychology, special education, human development) with an emphasis in applied behaviour analysis. They work with individuals with conditions such as autism, developmental disabilities or mental retardation.

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1.10.4 Child and Youth Counsellors

Child and Youth Counsellors (CYCs) perform various services to help children, adolescents, and young adults, which include: assessing maladaptive behaviour patterns and socio-emotional functioning in children, adolescents, and young adults; helping with the prevention and treatment of conditions in the individual, family, and community, in order to develop, maintain, and promote emotional, social, behavioural, and interpersonal wellbeing within the context of daily living. (adapted from the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counselors).

 

They may work in private practice, or with an organization such as a hospital, school, or community agency.

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1.10.5 Family Physicians

Family physicians provide a great deal of mental health services for their patients, in addition to standard medical care. In cases where a patient requires more specialized care, a family physician can provide help on where to go for additional help and support.

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1.10.6 Family, Marriage and Couple Therapists

A marriage, couple and family therapist specializes in helping concerns and problems in couple or family relationships.

 

Marriage, couple and family therapy can be given by any professional that has sufficient training, which usually tends to be social workers, psychologists or psychiatrists.

 

Unlike traditional therapy where the therapist just meets with the individual, family counselling and therapy is where the therapist meets with the individual and one or more family members. The idea is that no matter what the difficulty is, others in the family are part of the solution and thus need to be involved in the therapy or treatment.

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1.10.7 Justice Sector (including Law Enforcement, Justice and Corrections)

Individuals with mental health needs may come into contact with the Justice Sector, and similarly, those within the Justice Sector may encounter those with mental health needs.

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1.10.8 Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have received specialized training in diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions (such as psychotherapy and medication treatment). Some work in hospitals or mental health agencies. They may also work  on their own in "private practice." Because physicians are publicly-funded, one does not need to pay any fees to see a psychiatrist, even for those in private practice.

 

Looking for a psychiatrist? The best way to see a psychiatrist is to speak to your family doctor to ask about whether seeing a psychiatrist would be helpful. Seeing a psychiatrist requires a referral from your physician.

 

Looking for a list of psychiatrists in your area? Unfortunately, because demand for psychiatrists is so high, and they are relatively few, it is very difficult to find any lists of psychiatrists. The best option is usually to contact the medical licensing body for whichever province you are in (for example, in Ontario, you would contact the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.)

 

Consider seeing a psychologist instead! Psychologists are similar to psychiatrists as they can both provide mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Although psychologists do not treat using medications, the good news is for most conditions, non-medication treatments make a huge difference, such that many times, medications are not even required.  View psychologists in your area.

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1.10.9 Psychologists and Psychological Associates

Psychologists and psychological associates help people solve problems with mood, behaviour or relationships. They perform assessment of, and provide diagnoses and treatment of mental health difficulties for children, adults, couples, and families who present with cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. They also perform psychoeducational testing for individuals with learning difficulties. They may use therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), behavioural therapies.

 

They may work as part of an agency, or in "private practice" (which means they will require payment from the client, or the client's private or work insurance).

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1.10.10 Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists (OT) help people function in school or work through learning skills, or by adapting their work or school environment. OTs can assist with mental health by teaching sensory processing and self-regulation strategies; help with fine and gross motor.

 

OTs usually work with organizations such as schools or through the school board, and some also work in private practices.

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1.10.11 Pediatricians

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1.10.12 Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists treat injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments.
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1.10.13 Psychotherapists

Psychotherapists provide psychotherapy (aka "talk therapy") and help individuals with difficulties by listening and giving support. 

 

Special training is required in order to become a psychotherapist.

 

Various types of professionals such as Social Workers or Psychologists provide psychotherapy, and can thus be viewed as being psychotherapists as well. 

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1.10.14 Registered Early Childhood Educator

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1.10.15 Registered Nurses

Registered nurses (RN) may be involved with providing mental health care for people of all ages. They may work in many settings including hospitals, addiction and substance use programs, assertive community treatment programs, community health centres, health teams, rehabilitation programs as well as schools. Usually they work alongside other mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and allied health professionals such as occupational health.

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1.10.16 Social Workers

Social workers help people to deal with problems in their personal, family or work life. They help by providing counselling or therapy, or by helping people find necessary resources. Social workers can work in many settings, including family services agencies, children's aid agencies, hospitals, and schools. Many social workers also work in private practice.

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1.10.17 Speech and Language Pathologists

Speech and language pathologists (SLP) are professionals who work with individuals having specific needs with speech and language, and may also help with feeding and swallowing issues.

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1.11 Mental Health Facilities

Mental health facilities refers to the different settings where mental health care is offered, such as inpatients, outpatients and residential treatment.

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1.11.1 Hospitals

Most hospitals have mental health services which may include Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and other professionals. Programs offered typically include:

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1.11.2 Inpatient services

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1.11.3 Outpatient/community mental health services

Outpatient Mental Health Services is where a person receives services by going to an office or clinic, without having to stay overnight in a hospital. Services can be "hospital-based", and delivered through a hospital, or they may be "community-based" and delivered outside of a hospital.

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1.11.3.1 Walk-In Counselling

Looking for an appointment the same day, or within a few days? Walk-in counselling clinics provide counseling services, without a need to book a long time in advance. They can be helpful for many issues such as family conflict, stress, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, separation, divroce or abuse. Most of the time, no appointment is required, though some clinics may require you to call ahead the same day to book appointments for that day. 

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1.11.3.2 Counselling and Therapy

Counselling and therapy can be helpful for dealing with a wide variety of issues (e.g. stress and coping, relationship problems) and mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.)

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1.11.3.3 Day treatment programs

Day Treatment refers to an intensive type of outpatient services that is more intensive than standard outpatient services (e.g. seeing someone once every 1-2 weeks) but yet is not as intensive as an inpatient stay.

 

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1.11.3.4 Drop-in centres

Drop-in centres are a place to go during the daytime and/or evenings, providing companionship and activities to do.

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1.11.3.5 Service coordination and case management

Case management is where a case manager meets with the client (an individual or a family) in order to find out what services are needed. Then, the case manager helps arranges for those services and supports in the community. Service coordination refers to the fact that the different services are coordinated in an efficient way to best help the person.

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1.11.3.6 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams

Assertive Community Treatment is a client-centered, recovery-oriented mental health service delivered by multidisciplinary treatment teams, designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia.

 

ACT Team programs are for people who have not benefitted from traditional outpatient programs. Because one of the main goals is to help keep people living in their homes in the community (rather than in hospital), ACT programs are usually reserved for people who have had excessive, prolonged stays in hospitals.

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1.11.3.7 Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

Self-help, mutual aid and support groups are non-profit, voluntary organizations which provide support to individuals who share a common experience.

 

As defined by the International Network of Mutual Help centres, self-help groups are non-profit; open to members of the general public who share a common experience; meet face-to-face on a regular, ongoing basis, and are open to new members; provide mutual support through discussion and sharing of information and experiences. Members use their individual strengths to support each other, and can use their collective strengths to promote social change; Run by and for group members. Although professional (health care) providers may participate at the request of the group, their role stays that of a consultant.

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* 12-step group for overcoming cocaine addictions * Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may ... more
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The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation is an American family support organization which ensures early and accurate diagnosis of CDLS; promote research ... more
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
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Intervoice is the International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices. The network accepts that hearing voices is a normal variation ... more
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The Sensory Processing Disorder Network (SPD Network) seeks to build awareness about SPD as well as fund research in the area. Their website has a wealth of ... more
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Formerly known as the Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF), The Balanced Mind Foundation is a not-for-profit, web-based organization that supports ... more
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1.11.3.8 Community Health and Resource Centres

Community health and resource centres provide a variety of health services to local residents, which often includes mental health services. Services provided by each health centre vary, depending on local community needs. Contact your local community health centre to find out about any counselling, groups or other mental health programs they might have.

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1.11.3.9 General Community Mental Health Services

This section has Community Mental Health Services that do not specifically fit into any of the other more specialized categories.

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1.11.4 Group Homes, Residential Care and Supported Housing

A group home is usually a single-family dwelling for special populations that need a supervised living environment. Common examples include children and youth in care, individuals with developmental or physical disabilities, individuals recovering from substance abuse, teenaged mothers, or victims of domestic violence.

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1.12 Specific Groups and Populations

This section has mental health resources for specific groups and populations by age, sex and other characteristics.

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1.12.1 Child and Youth Service Organizations

Child and youth service organizations provide various services and activities for children and youth. (Agencies that are focused on providing counselling/therapy for children and youth are not listed in this section.)

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1.12.2 Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities

Developmental delay is where a child has slowed or impaired development. Developmental disability where the developmental delay results in problems with intellectual or adaptive function. Many different conditions can cause developmental delay or disability. The term Intellectual Delay/Disability is often used with the same meaning.

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1.12.3 Employees, Employers and the Workplace

Employees in the workplace may experience mental health issues. This section has resources specifically for employees, employers and the workplace.

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1.12.4 Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM)

Mental health resources for people who identify as Indigenous or Aboriginal, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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1.12.5 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ)

This section lists mental health resources for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning community, as well as resources for any individuals seeking help with sexuality issues.

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1.12.6 Males (Boys, Teenagers, Men)

Males have unique mental and physical health needs. Males (whether boys, teenagers or men) looking for mental health services should consult the other mental health sections and in addition, this section lists resources that may be of particular interest to men (and males of all ages).

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1.12.7 Military Members, Veterans and Families

This section has resources that may be of particular interest to families where one or more family members serves in the military. Members of the military have to deal with very specific issues that others do not, such as: preparing for deployment; dealing with loved ones being away on deployment, as well as their eventual return; stress from frequent moves; the very real risk of losing a loved one in the line of duty. And in addition to that, military families must also cope with all the usual stresses that any other families face.

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1.12.8 Multicultural, ethno-specific

Multicultural services refers to resources for individuals of various languages and cultures.

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1.12.9 Immigrants and Newcomers

This section has mental health resources that may be of specific interest to immigrants and newcomers.

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1.12.10 Parents, Families & Caregivers

This section has resources to help anyone with parenting -- all the tasks involved in raising a child to become an independent adult. This section is not exhaustive, but focuses on resources that might be of interest to those with mental health difficulties.

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1.12.11 Physical Disabilities

Physical disabilities are long lasting physical impairments that significally impede a person's ability to function. Common physical disabilities include: visual impairments (such as blindness); hearing  impairments (such as being deaf or hearing impaired); injuries of the skeletal system including muscles, joints and ligaments (such as being quadriplegic or paraplegic); birth and hereditary disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and cystic fibrosis.

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1.12.12 Rural and Remote

This section has mental health resources that may be specifically of interest to help those living in rural and remote areas.

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1.12.13 Seniors

This section has mental health resources of general interest to those aged 55 and older.

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1.12.14 Females (Girls, Women)

This section has mental health resources that may be specifically of interest for women.

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1.12.15 In Conflict with the Law

People in conflict with the law may have mental health needs, and unmet mental health needs may also lead to problems with the law.

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1.12.16 Educators

Educators refers to those involved in the practice of education, such as teachers, guidance counselors, principals and other school personnel. This section contains mental health resources that are targetted for educators.

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1.12.17 Post-Secondary Students (including Colleges and Universities)

This section has mental health resources of interest to students attending post-secondary institutions such as colleges and universities.

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1.12.18 Primary Care (e.g. Family physicians, paediatricians, nurse practitioners)

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1.12.19 Professionals

This category is for resources that are directed primarily towards professionals (such as health care professionals, researchers, educators, policy makers), as opposed to providing direct service to patients and families.

 

Resources in this category include professional organizations and networks. 

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