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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

Facing Your Feelings

Tips for helping youth deal with difficult feelings and emotions

Put Off Procrastinating!

Tips for helping with procrastination 

Improving Self-Esteem

Strategies for improving youth self-esteem

 

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

General mental health resources for professionals, families and youth. 

http://www.kidsmentalhealth.ca

 

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Support and resources for children of parents with a mental illness

http://www.copmi.net.au

 

eMental Health

Online directory of mental health services by region

http://www.ementalhealth.ca

 

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

Videos, stories, information on disorders

http://www.Halfofus.com

 

Headspace

http://www.Headspace.org.au

Official website of Australian government for mental health and addictions information. Good information for youth, families and professionals

 

 

Kids Help Phone   http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx

National 1.800 number for kids across Canada to access 24/7 free, anonymous and confidential phone support.

 

Minding Your Mind

Provides education for youth, parents, educators on mental health issues and resources

http://www.mindingyourmind.org

 

Mytoolkit.ca

http://www.mytoolkit.ca/

 

Teen Mental Health 

http://www.teenmentalhealth.org/

Website for Sun Life Chair in Adolescent Mental Health – evidence based information on mental health issues impacting teens and great personal stories 

 

Young Minds

http://Youngminds.org.uk

Leading site in United Kingdom offering resources and support for youth, families and professionals

 

ABUSE

Kids Health   http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/families/family_abuse.html

This web site offers information for children and youth on physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

 

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPER ACTIVITY DISORDER

National Resource Centre on ADHD http://www.help4adhd.org/en/about/wwk

Helpful resources and information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for youth, families and professionals

 

AUTISM

Autism Nova Scotia   http://www.autismnovascotia.ca/index.php

Information about program, services as well as clinical information about autism spectrum disorder.

 

BULLYING

PrevNet    http://www.prevnet.ca/BullyingResources/ResourcesForEveryone/tabid/392/Default.aspx

Bullying information and resources for youth, parents, professionals and schools. 

 

button for cyberscanCyberscan http://www.cyberscan.novascotia.ca

Protecting cyberbullying victims. Holding cyberbullies accountable.

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

Building awareness among parents and youth about the risks associated with cyberbullying.

 

DEPRESSION / ANXIETY 

BC Ministry of Children and Families

Skill building tool for teens struggling with depression

http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/pdf/dwd_writable.pdf 

 

Centre for Clinical Intervention

Information on depression for youth, along with strategies for managing depression and bi polar disorder

Back from the Bluez

Keeping Your Balance 

 

Anxiety BC 

Helpful information about youth and anxiety for professionals, families and youth.

http://www.anxietybc.com

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

 http://www.adaa.org

This site for youth, families and professionals offers personal stories, research and resources on anxiety and depression. 

 

Centre for Clinical Intervention

Helpful strategies for youth with generalized anxiety

What? Me Worry!?! – for GAD

 

Resources for youth experiencing panic attacks

Panic Stations 

 

Resources for youth with social anxiety

Shy No Longer 

 

Resources for youth who have anxiety about health issues

Helping Health Anxiety 

 

Helping youth deal with perfectionism – information and strategies

Perfectionism in Perspective

 

DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

Boston Children’s Hospital   http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site3147/mainpageS3147P0.html

Information for parents on Oppositional Defiant Disorder

 

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

National  Institute of Drug Abuse ( NIDA)  http://teens.drugabuse.gov/

Provides teens with scientific information on substance misuse

http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx

 

EATING DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders http://www.anad.org

Support and resources on eating disorders for youth, families and professionals

 

Centre for Clinical Interventions   Building Body Acceptance 

Workbooks to help youth improve their body image

 

Overcoming Disordered Eating 

Workbooks for youth with eating disorders

 

PSYCHOSIS

Nova Scotia Early Psychosis Program  http://earlypsychosis.medicine.dal.ca

Research and information on psychosis for youth, families and professionals

 

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia http://openpockets.com/SSNS/

Education and support for people with schizophrenia and psychois

 

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 our their resource and links for more information and other helpful website.s

 

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/chi...

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