Useful Links

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Examples of Website Workhorses

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Website Workhorses for Teens – Mental Health & More

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Teens Self-Help Information

  • Mind Your Mind – Sites to explore self-help/mental health
  • Mental Health Links – BC Child and Youth Mental Health
  • 101 Ways to Make Friends – Site for people with “diversabilities” on learning ways to develop friendships and personal networks
  • The Brain From Top to Bottom – Explores ways the brain works and how emotions impact its function
  • Resiliency Initiatives
  • Kid Help Phone – Self Injury
  • Youth Beyond Blue  – An Australian site with information, resources, quizzes and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety. There are significant lists of anxiety, suicide prevention, alcohol and drugs, discrimination, depression, pregnancy, bullying (including cyber), self-harm, grief and loss, LGBTI etc.  Check the excellent RESILIENCE diagram. A YouTube presentation is also available.

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Youth & Self-Injury

  • Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) Canada – Developed to support any individual who self-abuses, those who have loved ones that do or anyone else seeking to understand self-abuse in general. The website is a safe place for people to learn more about self-abuse and to get the help needed.
  • What is Self-Injury? – Information, resources and support for youth and families

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Depression

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Website Workhorses for Parents

  • Online Centre for Addictions Research of BC – a guidebook for parents of young teens
  • Addiction Center – a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – brochures, information sheets, questionnaires
  • Cybertip – Canada’s #1 tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation and for safety tips
  • Dietitians of Canada – promotes health and well-being through expertise in food and nutrition
  • Here to Help – great fact sheets and workbooks from B.C. Partners for Mental Health & Addictions Information
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Substance Abuse – useful tips on talking to teens about substance abuse
  • Kidshealth – doctor approved health information; parent site with practical parenting information and news; kids’ site with homework help and how the body works; teens’ site with answers, advice and straight talk
  • Mayo Clinic – excellent medical site
  • Search Institute.org – includes asset building ideas for parents
  • Mind Your Mind – a site for youth by youth that provides information, resources and tools to help them manage stress, crisis and mental health problems
  • Look Up – a short video on the effects of social media on our society.
  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance – an educational support website dedicated to providing parents with detailed information on a complex condition of cerebral palsy.
  • The Cerebral Palsy Group – information, material and resources for families as well as those who diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
  • Healthy Minds App – provides information about an app designed to help teens/students manage anxiety. It’s important to take action to stay healthy. This app is a problem-solving tool to help teens and young adults deal with emotions and cope with stresses (assignments, part-time job, sports, clubs, relationships, family responsibility). The app’s characteristics:
    • Understand how feelings affect you
    • Cover ways to deal with stress
    • Track how you are feeling
    • Easy-to-use
    • Simple solutions that work

    The goal: Keeping your mind healthy. Developed by The Royal (mental health care and academic health service centre)

Website Workhorses on Bullying

Facts and News, Talk the Talk, Resources, Downloads, Info Sheets, Help Lines, GBTL Help Center, Tips, Quizzes, What Can Be Done, Cell Phone Safety, Stories and lots more …