Below you will find a wide variety of online resources pertaining to many different areas of mental health in Canada.

If you are currently experiencing a crisis or emergency situation, please call 911 or contact your local hospital. Resources listed below are not a replacement for emergency care.

For additional resources, please visit the Handbook section of our website.


Online Resources and Organizations

The Addiction Guide

The Addiction Guide was created to provide the most comprehensive up-to-date information about various addictions and how to overcome them. It is not a treatment center and is an American organization (so you can only locate US based treatment centers on it), but there are lots and lots of useful links here non-the-less.
Their team is comprised of a diverse team of recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates.
NOTE – this is a US resource.

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bp CANADA Magazine

This site profiles a Canadian magazine that offers hope and harmony for people with bipolar disorder. The magazine, which can be subscribed to, is produced by the same publisher as Schizophrenia Digest magazine.

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Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

A non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

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Ontario Therapist Directory

Psychotherapymatters.com is a free, online directory of professional therapists in Ontario. We can help you quickly and easily find a counsellor, therapist, or mental health provider in your area who meets your needs and your budget.

British Columbia Psychological Association

An online tool to help connect you with psychologists in British Columbia, Canada.

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Canadian Health Network

“Health info you can trust”. This site provides access to the resources of leading Canadian health organizations and international health information providers. Search the A-Z index or see the Mental Health section under Topics.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIHR is Canada’s major federal funding agency for health research. Its objective is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

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Canadian Psychiatric Association

The national voluntary professional association for psychiatrists in Canada. This site links to CPA publications, programs and resources.

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Center For Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Based in Toronto, the Center aims to advance understanding of mental health and addiction, and translate this knowledge into practical resources and tools that can be used in our own programs and in the broader community. Includes resources on understanding and preventing mental illness and caring for the mentally ill.

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Internet Mental Health

A “free encyclopedia of mental health information”, this site, maintained in Canada, contains information and extensive links to global mental health resources.

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Mindyourmind.ca

Mindyourmind.ca is an award-winning, innovative Internet resource for youth who are looking for relevant information on mental health and creative stress management.

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Mood Disorders Society of Canada

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders.

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Moods Magazine

This publication desires to fill the many gaps in knowledge and awareness of mood disorders for both individuals and in workplaces.

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National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

An American organization which raises and distributes funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of brain disorders, primarily the schizophrenias, depressions, and bipolar disorders. The site contains resources for researchers and for the public.

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National Institute for Mental Health

The mission of this American organization is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. The site has sections for funding opportunities, for researchers, for practitioners and for the public.

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Schizophrenia Society of Canada

This national Canadian organization is dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by Schizophrenia. The site provides access to the publications of the Society, and links to provincial and local chapters.

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schizophrenia24x7.ca by Janssen Pharmaceuticals

A great free online resource that may be useful for both patients and their caregivers.  Hosted by Janssen Pharmacueticals, it includes a new short video and information about relapse.  They also have a facebook community page for caregivers of schizophrenia.
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Toronto Advanced Professional Education (TAPE)

TAPE, in affiliation with the Continuing Education Division of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, provides learning opportunities for those working in any aspect of mental health and human services. The TAPE home page provides a link to their popular “Summer Institute” which is designed to provide an opportunity for caring professionals to learn from recognized experts in their fields of expertise. Some of the topics addressed in TAPE programs include: Maximizing Learning for Challenging Children; Critical Issues in Clinical Supervision; Trauma and Resiliency; and Enhancing Leadership Development for Social Agencies.

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Women’s Clinic for Schizophrenia

The Women’s Clinic for Schizophrenia recognizes the special ways in which schizophrenia presents in women and the importance of careful management of psychological, cultural, and reproductive issues.

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Giving Tuesday Canada

Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

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Online Suicide Help

An alternative crisis site that offers support via web chats and forums (not emergency care)

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The Sandbox Project

The Sandbox Project’s vision is to help make Canada the healthiest place on earth for children and youth to grow up. Their ambitious but achievable goal is to make measurable progress against international health indicators within the next five years. In particular, they are focused on improving health outcomes with respect to injury prevention, obesity, mental health, and the environment.

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Bell Let’s Talk

Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

In 2010, Bell announced the launch of an unprecedented multi-year charitable program dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. Over the next several years, this multi-million dollar initiative will support a wide range of programs that will enhance awareness, understanding and treatment of mental illness and promote access to care and research across the country.

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Immigrants

Immigrant Children and Youth

The Canadian Institute of Child Health offers a new report and module about immigrant children and youth called: Health Profile on Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth in Canada and it is now live on their Profile website.


Wearables

MUSE

Muse: the brain sensing headband is a brain fitness tool that measures brain signals much like a heart rate monitor senses your heartbeat. Muse’s 7 finely calibrated sensors – 2 on the forehead, 2 behind the ears plus 3 reference sensors – detect and measure the activity of your brain.


Workplace Mental Health

Feeling Better Now

TheFeelingBetterNow® website is a collaborative mental health care program designed to help individuals identify emotional and mental health issues as early as possible.

Brain Health in a Brain Economy

Most new jobs demand cerebral not manual skills and employee cognition is the foundation and driver of a productive and innovation workplace. Without sound mental health policies, workplaces will fall behind.
The report is a long and very interesting read and offers some very interesting facts.


Entrepreneurs

RISE Asset Development

Rise is a registered charity that provides training, mentorship and low-interest small business loans to men and women with a history of mental health and addiction challenges.


Addictions

The Addiction Guide

The Addiction Guide was created to provide the most comprehensive up-to-date information about various addictions and how to overcome them. It is not a treatment center and is an American organization (so you can only locate US based treatment centers on it), but there are lots and lots of useful links here non-the-less.
Their team is comprised of a diverse team of recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates.
NOTE – this is a US resource.

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Edgewood Health Network

The Edgewood Health Network is an umbrella group of a few Canadian treatment centers including the Edgewood Treatment Centre in Nanaimo, BC, Bellwoods Treatment Centre in Toronto, ON, Waterstone Treatment Centre in Toronto, ON, and a host of outpatient clinics across Canada.

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Anxiety Resources

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

An American national nonprofit organization dedicating to promoting the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research. Additional anxiety resources such as books, websites, etc. available here.

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Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada

A registered Canadian non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of people who suffer from them. Additional anxiety resources such as books, websites, etc. available here.

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Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

A multidisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to the assessment, prevention, treatment of human problems, and the enhancement of health and well-being.

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Freedom From Fear

Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association established in 1984.

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Masters in Psychology Guide

General information about a variety of anxiety disorders, including GAD, phobias, SAD, PTSD, and panic disorder, as well as links to additional online resources.

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National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD, working to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.
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International OCD Foundation

An American national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, support, and funds for research into OCD. Many OCD-specific resources available here.

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Autism & Autism Spectrum Resources

Autism Society of Canada

ASC puts special focus on providing information, referral and resources for parents and other family members who are seeking support for children with autism. This site also provides news, resources and links for youths and adults on the spectrum. An exciting feature of our new site is Autism Junction – a searchable Canada-wide Directory of ASD services and related supports.

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Global Autism Collaboration

A multinational nonprofit dedicated to Autism research, awareness, and information.

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Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network

The only Canadian web site dedicated to posting the best available evidence-based findings on autism.

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The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding

The Gray Center is a nonprofit which cultivates the strengths of individuals with autism and those who interact with them, and globally promotes social understanding. Their vision is to assist all individuals in the shared challenge of building and maintaining effective social connections.

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Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic

The Child Study Center is a department at Yale University School of Medicine which brings together multiple disciplines to further the understanding of the problems of children and families.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

BPDWORLD

An international organization and website dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness, with a focus on borderline personality disorder.

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Borderline Personality Disorder – From the Inside Out

Borderline Personality Disorder information, support, Ebooks, Audios, Vidoes, A.J. Mahari’s Free BPD Inside Out Podcast, and over a decade worth of articles, an almost 300 blog posts.

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Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

A wide variety of information on BPD including treatment options, stories, DVDs, signs & symptoms, and other information.

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BPD Central

An American website with a variety of information on BPD tailored towards families.

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National Education Alliance for Boderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)


An American nationally recognized organization dedicated to building better lives for millions affected by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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Bullying/Anti-Bullying Resources

Bullying Epidemic

This bullying prevention blog has tips for recognizing and dealing with bullying in schools, workplaces, sports, and at home. Blog articles, bullying in the news, radio and TV interviews, infographics, and links to books and online resources encourage discussion and early intervention.

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Amanda Todd Legacy Society

A website dedicated to Amanda Todd that includes her story and a variety of anti-bullying and mental health awareness issues, as well as information about the Amanda Todd fund and additional related anti-bullying resources.

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Nelson The Giant

The Story of Nelson the Giant: A Heart as Big as His THUMP! is a unique story-song with a gentle approach to bullying awareness and prevention, through imagination, music, and art.

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WITS Program (Walk Away, Ignore, Talk It Out, Seek Help)

A Canadian youth violence prevention program that has been implemented in over 400 schools in Canada and the US.

Visit the website.

Stop A Bully

A Canadian bullying website that includes an incident-report section, which encourages students to report instances of bullying (important note – this website is NOT a crisis line), which are then forwarded anonymously to school principals.

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Beat Bullying

A charity that deals strictly with the issue of bullying and offers many resources on the subject, including a live-chat and digital helpline.

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Stop Bullying

A US government-run website offering advice to parents, teachers, and students about various aspects of bullying, including preventative measures and coping strategies.

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Preventing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence

Article outlining the role of teaching emotional intelligence as a harm-reduction technique in schools in an effort to reduce bullying behaviour.

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Parent Support Connection


A GTA based organization that provides education and peer support to parents of troubled youth (adolescents to young adults).
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Concurrent Disorders

What 2,000 People With Concurrent Disorders Have Taught Me

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A lecture by Dr. Beth Reade regarding experiences treating individuals affected by Concurrent Disorders.

Concurrent Disorder Program Overview

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A lecture by Holly Raymond outlining the Concurrent Disorder program at St. Joseph’s hospital & McMaster University.

Impulsivity as a Risk Factor for Concurrent Disorders

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A lecture by James MacKillop, PhD, on the role of impulsivity in Concurrent Disorders

Depression

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Affiliated with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), CSP offers training (community workshops and online courses) and has the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.

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Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

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Mood Disorders Society of Canada

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders.

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Based in Toronto, the Center aims to advance understanding of mental health and addiction, and translate this knowledge into practical resources and tools that can be used in our own programs and in the broader community. Includes resources on understanding and preventing mental illness and caring for the mentally ill.

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Local Canadian Suicide Crisis Centres


Visit this site to find a Canadian crisis centre near you.

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Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a Canadian non-profit providing resources on eating disorders & weight preoccupation.

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Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada

A Canadian nonprofit specializing in awareness, treatment, and research of eating disorders.

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Hope’s Garden

A London, Ontario-based support group for those suffering from eating disorders, offering individual and group support sessions as well as resources for friends and family members of affected individuals.

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Sheena’s Place
Located in downtown Toronto, Sheena’s Place is a non­institutional, non­residential centre where people with similar issues and concerns come together in groups to share experiences, thoughts, feelings, and coping strategies. There are groups for young adults, adults, mothers, women over forty and families, friends and partners of those with eating disorders.

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National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

An American nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders. Phone and email helplines offered here.

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National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

An American nonprofit that provides information on eating disorders and offers a toll-free helpline.

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Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too (Book)

Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.

Purchase this book

Gambling

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

The Helpline provides information about and referrals to problem gambling counselling services, including telephone counselling and organizations such as Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon.

Impulse Control Disorders

A.D.D. Warehouse

An online store consisting of a variety of ADD/ADHD books, videos, games, training programs, and more.

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Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.

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Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)
In addition to an informative website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD.

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ConductDisorders.com


“a soft place to land for the battle weary parent.” A forum-based site connecting parents with children who experience a variety of behavioural challenges.

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Mood Disorders

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

An American nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people who have mood disorders. Many of the DBSA’s staff live with a mood disorder. This site provides a variety if information with regards to living with a mood disorder.

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Mood Disorders Society of Canada

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders.

Moods Magazine

This publication desires to fill the many gaps in knowledge and awareness of mood disorders for both individuals and in workplaces.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Best Masters In Counseling – PTSD

A useful infographic with some quick statistics on PTSD.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

A Canadian nonprofit working to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
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schizophrenia24x7.ca by Janssen Pharmaceuticals

A great free online resource that may be useful for both patients and their caregivers.  Hosted by Janssen Pharmacueticals, it includes a new short video and information about relapse.  They also have a facebook community page for caregivers of schizophrenia.
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Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation

A research foundation that converts donations to grants awarded to projects leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults.

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Schizophrenia.com

A long-running informative website with article written by researchers and academics on the subject of schizophrenia.

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Suicide

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Affiliated with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), CSP offers training (community workshops and online courses) and has the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.

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Local Canadian Suicide Crisis Centres

Visit this site to find a Canadian crisis centre near you.

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Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Information and resources provided to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.

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Kids Help Phone


Organization with the mission to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media.

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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

A Canadian national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with or affected by Tourette Syndrome through programs of: education, advocacy, self-help and the promotion of research.

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Tourette Syndrome Association

An American nonprofit that offers resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.

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Life’s a Twitch


A Canadian website based on Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders from the study and clinical work of B. Duncan McKinlay, Ph.D., C.Psych.

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Telephone Resources and Crisis Lines

For emergencies please dial 911 or contact your medical health care professional.

eMentalHealth.ca

Please click here for a complete list of location-specific crisis phone lines in your area, all Canadian provinces and territories can be found here.

Kids Help Phone

Organization with the mission to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French, through technologically-based communications media.

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For additional resources, please visit the Handbook section of our website.

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Please note: There are many resources available in the mental health field. The above-listed resources are only a selection of suggestions, and new links will continue to be added. Resources listed are not necessarily endorsed by Healthy Minds Canada, and their use should not replace a professional diagnosis by a health care practitioner.

About HMC

About Healthy Minds Canada

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support research and education while raising awareness about mental illness and addictions. Since 1980, HMC has funded 400 research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across Canada. HMC has reached over a million people through knowledge transfer initiatives such as workshops, symposia, conferences, printed and online resources and hundreds of thousands more through social media.