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5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Helpful Website for Children and Youth

For Youth
 

Great Websites for Children and Youth  - CHECK THEM OUT

GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS TOPICS

Centre for Clinical Intervention

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

eMentalHealth

Half of Us – website aimed at adolescents struggling with mental illness.

Headspace

Kids Help Phone  

Minding Your Mind

Mytoolkit.ca

Teen Mental Health 

Young Minds

 

ABUSE

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Your Life Counts

Kids/Teens Health  

 

ADHD

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health - ADHD

Teen Mental Health - ADHD

 

ANXIETY

Mindshift App - Free

MoodGYM - App

Teen Mental Health - Anxiety

 

AUTISM

Autism Nova Scotia  

National Institute of Mental Health - Autism Spectrum Disorder

National Autism Center at May Institute

Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Society

Autism Research Institute

 

BULLYING

Kids Help Phone - Bullying

Kids Help Phone - Cyberbullying

PrevNet: Your Life Counts - Bullying

Bullying.org

Youth in BC - Bullying

Nova Scotia Government - What is Bulling and Cyberbullying

button for cyberscanCyberscan https://novascotia.ca/cyberscan/

Get Cyber Safe http://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

 

DEPRESSION / ANXIETY 

Simon Fraser University - Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens Workbook

Antidepressant Skills Workbook

Mental Health Canada - Depression

Teen Mental Health - Depression

Kids Help Phone - Depression and Sadness

Youth Beyond Blue - Depression

Anxiety BC 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

 

EATING DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Centre for Clinical Interventions  

    - Building Body Acceptance

    - Disordered Eating

 

SUBSTANCE MISUSE

National  Institute of Drug Abuse ( NIDA)  

Kids Help Phone - Alcohol and Drugs

Kids Help Phone - Smoking

eMentalHealth - Alcohol and Substance Use Problems in Children & Youth: Guide for Caregivers

Canadian Centre for on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association - Concurrent Disorders

Your Life Counts - Addiction

Kelty Mental Health: Addictions & Substance Use

Youth Beyond Blue - Alcohol and Drugs

 

PSYCHOSIS

Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program  

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia 

 

SELF HARM/ SELF INJURY

Mental Health Canada - Self Injury

Kids Help Phone -Self Injury

Self Injury Outreach and Support

Youth in BC - Self Harm

 

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

The Youth Project  

Advocating for Your Gender Independent Child

Are you worried about your child's gender expression?

Resources for families of and for gender questioning & transgender youth

Trans Health Guide

 

SUICIDE

Your Life Counts – offers on line support for youth at risk of suicide and parents and professional supporting youth

Teen Mental Health - Suicide

Suicide in Children and Youth: Guide for Parents

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

SuicideHelp - Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

Suicide Prevention - How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

Youth Beyond Blue - Suicide Prevention

Here to Help (includes downloadable information sheets)

 

TROUBLE WITH THE LAW

Department of Justice - Youth Justice Act: building Safe Streets and Communities. Information for youth who are  in trouble with the law

Public Legal Education and Information Society of New Brunswick  - Links to some very helpful information on youth and the law