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Links to Appropriate Websites

Finding help in the community or on the web - For Family and Friends
 

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Cyberscan

Protecting cyberbullying victims. Holding cyberbullies accountable.

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health ( CAMH)

Worried about how much children are on electronics? This CAMH site offers guidance for parents on children and screen time.

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia works to improve the lives of those  living with schizophrenia and psychosis.  Check out their site.

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Information for parents of children with mental health disorders

When Something’s Wrong

Handbooks for Teachers and Parents.

Anxiety BC

A website for youth and families dedicated to information and resources on anxiety. 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

This site for youth, families and professionals offers personal stories, research and resources on anxiety and depression. 

Centre for Clinical Intervention

Helpful strategies for youth with generalized anxiety.

What? Me Worry!?!

Resources for youth experiencing panic attacks

Panic Stations 

Resources for youth who have anxiety about health issues

Helping Health Anxiety 

Resources for youth with social anxiety

Shy No Longer 

Helping youth deal with perfectionism – information and strategies

Perfectionism in Perspective

 

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Support and resources on eating disorders for youth, families and professionals

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This site provies clinicians, physicians and educators with evidene-based fact sheets on a range of mental health and addictions topics.

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The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health provides excellent resources.   Follow the links to review their A-Z FACT SHEETS on mental health and addictions.  

National Institute for Mental Health ( NIMH)

 

Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program

Research and information on psychosis for youth, families and professionals

 

Cornell Research Program

Helping a friend who is self-harming

 

Zero To Three

Health and development information about infants and toddlers

 

The Balanced Mind Foundation

For Families with children/adolescents with mood disorders

 

eMental Health

Online directory of mental health services by region

 

Speaking of Kids 

Website for teachers and students produced by Kinark Family Services ( Ontario)

 

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

This website for parents and teachers provides child and youth health promotion information along with practical tips on how to help your child

 

Empowering Parents

A social networking site for youth and families with helpful problem solving techniques

 

Healthy Minds Canada

Publications and resources on mental health and addictions

Offord Centre

Resources on children’s mental health 

The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health

Support and resources for families and professionals

Mental Health Commission of Canada

A leading Canadian knowledge exchange site for families and professionals

National Aboriginal Health Network

Research, resources and fact sheets for Aborginal youth and their families

Fact Sheets

Mental Health Foundation (United Kingdom)

Resources and fact sheets for families and professionals

Kelty Mental Health

B.C’s mental health and addictions information source for youth, families and professionals

 

Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

Here is a helpful videos for parents on bullying

PrevNet

Bullying information and resources for youth, parents, professionals and schools

 

Centre for Effective Parenting

Tips sheets on parenting topics including chores, talking to children about divorce, parent & child communication.

 

Results of a national study about the harmful bullying suffered by LGBTQ youth

Cornell Research Program

Information for parents on self-harming behaviors in youth and young adults

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Tips for communicating with your teen about stress

Maudsley Parents

A site for parents of children with eating disorders