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5850/5980 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3K 6R8

Helpful Website for Children and Youth

For Youth
 

Great Websites for Children and Youth  - CHECK THEM OUT

GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS TOPICS

Centre for Clinical Intervention

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

eMentalHealth

Half of Us – website aimed at adolescents struggling with mental illness.

Headspace

Kids Help Phone  

Minding Your Mind

Mytoolkit.ca

Teen Mental Health 

Young Minds

ABUSE

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Your Life Counts

Kids/Teens Health  

AUTISM

Autism Nova Scotia  

National Institute of Mental Health - Autism Spectrum Disorder

National Autism Center at May Institute

Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Society

Autism Research Institute

BULLYING

Kids Help Phone - Bullying

Kids Help Phone - Cyberbullying

PrevNet: Your Life Counts - Bullying

Bullying.org

Youth in BC - Bullying

Nova Scotia Government - What is Bulling and Cyberbullying

button for cyberscanCyberscan https://novascotia.ca/cyberscan/

Get Cyber Safe http://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

DEPRESSION / ANXIETY 

Simon Fraser University - Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens Workbook

Antidepressant Skills Workbook

Mental Health Canada - Depression

Teen Mental Health - Depression

Kids Help Phone - Depression and Sadness

Youth Beyond Blue - Depression

Anxiety BC 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

SUBSTANCE MISUSE

National  Institute of Drug Abuse ( NIDA)  

Kids Help Phone - Alcohol and Drugs

Kids Help Phone - Smoking

eMentalHealth - Alcohol and Substance Use Problems in Children & Youth: Guide for Caregivers

Canadian Centre for on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association - Concurrent Disorders

Your Life Counts - Addiction

Kelty Mental Health: Addictions & Substance Use

Youth Beyond Blue - Alcohol and Drugs

EATING DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Centre for Clinical Interventions  

    - Building Body Acceptance

    - Disordered Eating

 

PSYCHOSIS

Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program  

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia 

 

SELF HARM

Cornell Research Program  http://www.crpsib.com/userfiles/File/Peers%20REV.pdf

Helping a friend who is self-harming

 

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY

The Youth Project   http://www.youthproject.ns.ca/

Support and education for youth under 25 around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Check out their resources and links for more information and other helpful websites.

Advocating for Your Gender Independent Child

Are you worried about your child's gender expression?

Resources for families of and for gender questioning & transgender youth

Trans Health Guide

 

SUICIDE

Your Life Counts – offers on line support for youth at risk of suicide and parents and professional supporting youth

http://www.yourlifecounts.org

 

TROUBLE WITH THE LAW

Department of Justice   http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/yj-jj/ycja-lsjpa/sheets-feuillets/child-enfan.html

Information for youth who are  in trouble with the law

 

Public Legal Education and Information Society of New Brunswick  http://www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca/en/youth_justice_publications

 Links to some very helpful information on youth and the law