Self-help and Psycho-educational Resources

These resources do not take the place of therapy but can be a helpful resource in addressing an issue or discovering you need professional assistance.  Listing them here is not an endorsement for any of the sites, but is only meant to bring online resources from reliable organizations addressing common issues to a single page for easy access.

 

Anxiety

Information: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_

health_and_addiction_information/anxiety_disorders/Pages/Anxiety_Disorders.aspx

Children: https://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/parent-child

Youth: http://youth.anxietybc.com/

Ages 15-30: https://mindcheck.ca/mood-and-stress/anxiety

Self-help guide to anxiety: https://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety-guide

Panic attacks: https://www.calmclinic.com/panic/help/coping-with-panic-disorder

Breathing exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkiQXbJwt68

 

Depression

Information: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental

_health_and_addiction_information/depression/Pages/default.aspx

Ages 15-30: https://mindcheck.ca/mood-and-stress/depression

Self-help guide for depression: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/coping-with-depression.htm

 

Suicide and Self-Harm

Information: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health

_and_addiction_information/suicide/Pages/default.aspx

Suicide prevention: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention.htm

Understanding self-harm: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/teen-angst/201202/silent-cry-help-understanding-self-harm

 

Traumatic Stress

Information: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health

_and_addiction_information/Trama/Pages/default.aspx

Youth: https://www.headspace.org.au/young-people/understanding-trauma-for-young-people/

Symptoms of traumatic stress: https://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-the-effects-of-trauma-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/

Self-help guide for trauma: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/coping-with-emotional-and-psychological-trauma.htm

 

Substance Use

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health_and

_addiction_information/drug-use-addiction/Pages/addiction.aspx

 

Stress

Ages 15-30: https://mindcheck.ca/mood-and-stress/stress

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health

_and_addiction_information/stress/Pages/info_stress.aspx

 

 

Body Image:

Information and self-help resources: http://mindcheck.ca/body-image-and-eating

 

Self-care

Self-care wheel: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ee/07/ef/ee07efc673bc64bd9d797fba074a61d5.jpg

Self-soothing techniques: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/emotionally-sensitive/2012/04/self-soothing-calming-the-amgydala/

Mindfulness meditation app: https://insighttimer.com/

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