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Mood Disorders

Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace
A self-care manual to help employees and businesses cope with depression and mood problems at work. People can use it to identify whether they are experiencing depression or depressed mood, and apply practical strategies to reduce effects on work satisfaction and performance.
BC Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression
Documentary about depression, available free on streaming video. "Statistics reveal that depression in children and youth is on the rise. In fact, it has increased by one-third in the past 30 years. Untreated depression costs a teenager in many ways: lost educational opportunities, lost social opportunities and lost time. Through the personal stories of three young people, this compelling documentary traces the journey of depression, from early signs and symptoms, to assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The documentary also helps shatter some stereotypes. 2004, 56 min 30 s Directed by Maureen Palmer Produced by Sharon Bartlett Maria LeRose"
Knowledge Network Corporation
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Movies and videos
Depression: A Guide for Teens
Information for the causes and effects on teenage depression and strategies to cope with depression.
Center for Young Women's Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Iris the Dragon Books
Iris the Dragon is a charity which creates educational material for adults and young readers to help facilitate a conversation between parents, teachers and children about issues relating to mental health and wellness. Now approved by the Departments of Education for the Province of Manitoba and Nova Scotia as acceptable resource material for their mental health curriculum, Iris the Dragon's books address a variety of emotional, behavioural and neurodevelopmental conditions and recognize the importance of family, school, and community in promoting the potential of every child and youth, regardless of mental health challenge.
Iris the Dragon (Charity)
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
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
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
OurHealthyMinds
OurHealthyMinds is about mental health. 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.
Capital Health
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Websites including blogs, support forums
Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers
New tool to protect the mental health of employees, providing steps and actions that are accessible to all Canadian employers.
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
Teaching students with mental health disorders
Resource guide developed to help educators access basic information about depression and provide strategies for supporting students suffering from depression
BC Ministry of Education
Audience: Public (www.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
UHN Patient Information Handouts
Handouts on various mental health conditions, available in English and many available in other languages such as Spanish and Chinese.
University Health Network
Audience: Public (www.ementalhealth.ca)
Resource type: Printed materials including handouts, brochures and books
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