Our Team Has Created a list of Resources you may find helpful.
This is not an endorsement for any product, website or service.
The Mindfulness App
Time management app – Tiimo
On Our Minds
Teen Girl Talks
Dear Teen Girl
Dear Hank & John
The Socially Awkward
911 or visit the nearest emergency department
Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868
Crisis Access Linkage Line 905-666-0483 or toll free 1-800-742-1890
Distress Centre Durham 905-430-2522
Durham Region Mobile Crisis Services at 1-800-742-1890 or 905-666-0483
ONTX Ontario Online and Text Crisis Services: text 258258.
ADHD & Motivation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM0Xv0eVGtY
ADDitude Parenting Resources: https://www.additudemag.com/slideshows/adhd-parenting-strategies
1. Maté, G. (1999). Scattered minds: A new look at the origins and healing of attention deficit disorder. Toronto: A.A. Knopf Canada.
2. Safren, S., Sprich, S., Perlman, C., & Otto, M. (2017). Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Program, Client Workbook (second edition). Oxford University Press.
3. Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (2021). ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction - from Childhood Through Adulthood.
DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
Anxiety Canada: https://www.anxietycanada.com/
Big White Wall: www.bigwhitewall.ca
Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia: www.anxietybc.com
Mind Your Mind: www.mindyourmind.ca
Wellness Together https://wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA
Youth Space: www.youthspace.ca
E couch ecouch.anu.edu
PEER & SUPPORT GROUPS
FSYR: Emotional and Interpersonal Skills group: https://www.fsyr.ca/services/group-programs/ (and other groups as well!)
John Howard has an emotional regulation group called Mindset: https://www.centralhealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=187072
Strides Toronto https://stridestoronto.ca/programs/ Many of their programs are for ages 12-24.
CMHA Simcoe has a lot of great virtual groups as well:
Mood Disorder Association of Ontario – virtual groups
Ontario Shores Recovery College
Health Sleeping: http://teenmentalhealth.org/product/healthy-sleeping/
Teens & Sleep: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/teens_and_sleep
Self-Management of Insomnia – http://www.sleepontario.com
Mindful Resources for Teens: https://mindfulnessforteens.com/resources/
Palouse Mindfulness: http://palousemindfulness.com/selfguidedMBSR.html
SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
All About Social Anxiety Disorder: http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/social-anxiety-disorder/
Tips/Strategies for Social Anxiety: https://teenmentalhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Magazine-social-anxiety.pdf
Bipolar Disorder: BPHope.com
Interpersonal Therapy: IPSRT.org
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Programs available through Markham Stouffville Hospital, York Support Service Network (YSSN), Ontario Shores
WORKBOOKS & READINGS
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing How You Think. Second Edition by Dennis Greenberg and Christine Padesky, 2016.
Antidepressant Skills Workbook – a self-help workbook developed at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction at Simon Fraser University. http://www.comh.ca/publications/resources/asw/SCDPAntidepressantSkills.pdf
The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic and Obsessions by Martin Antony, 2008
The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Hyman and Pedrick, 2010
Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: https://www.amazon.ca/Self-Esteem-Workbook-Teens-Activities-Confidence/dp/1608825825
The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are by Karen Bluth
The PTSD Workbook by Williams and Poijula, 2013
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance by McKay, Wood, et al. 2007
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder by Sheri Van Dijk, 2009