Mental Health

Understanding Mental Illness – CMHA

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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) website is a go-to resource for dealing with mental health, understanding different types of mental illnesses, and finding help.

 

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Suicide in Canada – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (1:14)

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In Canada, nearly 4,000 people die by suicide every year leaving behind thousands of devastated family members, friends, and colleagues. This short video illustrates the frequency and impact of this preventable cause of death.

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Anxiety Disorders

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This site offers great advice on anxiety disorders. Don’t let an anxiety disorder stop you or someone you know from completing college/university studies.

Created by: Anxiety Disorder Association of Canada

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The IMPACT of Bipolar Disorder (2:53)

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This video shares highlights of a seven country study that investigated the impact of Bipolar Disorder.

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Depression and Bipolar Fact Sheets

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This website offers over 35 superb fact sheets (in PDF format) on depression, bipolar disorder and general mental health and wellbeing.

Created by: The Black Dog Institute, which is partially funded by the New South Wales Department of Health (Australia).

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Kevin Bieksa – Mental Health Awareness (4:34)

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Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks speaks to young adults about his friend & team mate Rick Rypien and mental illness awareness.

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Mental Health – Facts Sheets & Podcasts

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These factsheets & podcasts cover a wide range of mental health problems and related issues. Best of all, they offer information that is up-to-date and easy-to-follow. The most popular fact sheets are available in 10 languages.

Created by: SANE Australia, a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness.

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Mental Health: It’s Time to Talk (10:08)

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Students at Leeds University share their experiences of coping with mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, anorexia, OCD and PTSD.

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Mental Health for Young Adults

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More than 30 facts sheets aimed at improving the mental health and social wellbeing of young adults. They offer great information on depression, eating disorders, anxiety and many more issues. Don’t worry when you hear the words fact sheets. This resource is user-friendly.

Created by: Headspace, which is a project of Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

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Suicide Prevention

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Do you know what to do if you are in crisis or need support for someone you know? This resource has the answers. It also offers information about dealing with thoughts of suicide, understanding suicide and survivor support.

Created by: Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP/ACPS)

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