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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is an independent source of media recommendations and advice for families.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Drugs Not 4 Me
Youth-friendly website with information about the dangers of drugs, designed to empower youth so that they can make healthy decisions.
Health Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos, Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books, Websites including blogs, support forums
Media Smarts
Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy, that has advice for parents and professionals about how to digital media. Funded by private corporations including Telus, CIRA, Bell, Facebook, Google, TekSavvy, Wattpad, Bell Media.
Media Smarts
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
MindHealthBC
Online service to help you find the help you need for depression, anxiety, and other mental health and substance use conditions. 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.
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
National Anti-Drug Strategy
Excellent website with a wealth of information and materials about specific drugs (cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, etc.), as well as advice for parents on how to connect with their kids and keep them safe from drugs.
Health Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: 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
Opioid Information for Patients
Handout for patients with information about opioid medications.
Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
OurHealthyMinds
OurHealthyMinds is a mental health website from the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 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.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
ProtectChildren.ca
Numerous resources for parents, as well as for children to help protect children from being victimized by bullying, cyberbullying, and the internet.
Canadian Centre for Children Protection
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Screen time and digital media: Advice for parents of school-aged children and teens.
Information for parents about screen time and digital media.
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and treatment of substance abuse and mental illness. Website has a great wealth of information as well as downloadable pamphlets.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Substance Use Awareness and Youth Engagement
This is a website for both youth and youth workers. For youth, the website provides information about substance use. For youth workers, the web site is to act as a participant resource for relevant materials that were covered during the Substance Use Awareness and Youth Engagement program to support those who work with youth to engage in conversations about the prevention of illicit substance use.
Canadian Training Institute
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca), Primary Care (primarycare.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
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