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TOP AWESOME WEBSITES FOR YOUTH - From anxiety to sexual identity to relationships to family concerns and everything in between


Teen Mental Health

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This is the link to the parent page.  Families, loved ones, friends and the patient themselves are all impacted by mental illness, whether it is through waiting for a diagnosis, operating day-to-day, or receiving treatment. A strong support network is important for all individuals involved. The stresses and strains will impact your family similar to any other disease or illne‚Äčss and should be treated the same, with love and unconditional support.
The resources and the information provided on our website are designed to help you support the ones you love, while ensuring you take care of yourself while doing so. Education on mental health can help change the conversation and the more we do so, the better we can suppor

Online Relaxation Exercises

Relaxation Downloads

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‚ÄčNot just for anxiety, relaxation exercises are good for improving the most important part of your brain! These help with focus, understanding self and others, planning and more!! These relaxation exercises include breathing, guided imagery, muscle relaxation and sending worries away.

There are also TONS of apps out there:  Best Relaxation Apps 2019

‚ÄčKelty Mental Health

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‚ÄčBC's leading information source on mental health and healthy living for children, youth and families. Great information on mental health as well as issues such as sleep, substance use and even anger.  We help families across the province navigate the mental health system, listen and offer peer support, and connect them to resources and tools.

‚ÄčThe Foundry

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‚ÄčFormally Mindcheck.ca - An interactive site for youth that looks at mood and stress, substance use, mental health, and eating and body image.  Videos, apps, surveys and more to assist you on any topic.

Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24. Foundry centres provide a one-stop-shop for young people to access mental health care, substance use services, primary care, social services and youth and family peer supports.

‚ÄčMind Your Mind

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‚ÄčInfo.  Help.  Support.  Shared Stories.  Technology.  Art.

mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

Everything we do originates through interaction with youth and the professionals who serve them. Working alongside young people, every actor in the system has the potential to make meaningful change in how we conceptualize and ensure the mental well-being of Canadian youth.

‚ÄčHere To Help

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‚ÄčMental health and substance use information you can trust. 

We're here to help you find quality information, learn new skills, and connect with key resources in BC. Explore strategies to help you take care of your mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.

‚Äč‚ÄčMind Health BC



‚ÄčMindHealthBC is a one stop shop that gathers the wealth of evidence based resources available in your community and combines them into one easy to use website.
MindHealthBC’s detailed online directory includes:
Mental health and substance use information
Self-help resources and online programs
Local support groups for patients and for friends and family members
Community health services suited to an individual's specific needs

‚Äč‚ÄčBounce Back


‚ÄčWe all feel sad sometimes. But when feeling low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry - or even nothing at all - gets to be too much, remember that you do have the power to change how you feel.
With BounceBack¬ģ you can design your very own mood-lifting program! Select workbooks, activities and videos to create your own self-help journey, or work with a trained coach over the phone! It‚Äôs like building your very own BounceBack¬ģ toolkit.‚Äč

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 OTHER WEBSITES ON SPECIFIC TOPICS

ANXIETY

‚ÄčAnxiety Canada

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‚ÄčExpert tools and resources to help Canadians manage anxiety.  This link goes straight to the youth page.  Information to help youth manage anxiety plus info and self-help strategies for several specific types of anxiety.  Articles, videos and self-help aids.  The go-to site.
 ‚ÄčAlso check out related information at FoundryOnline Relaxation ExercisesMind Your Mind and other sites above under the TOP AWESOME SITES‚Äč

 

BULLYING AND ABUSE

Kids Help Phone

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‚ÄčThis links directly to the bullying information/video/resource page.  Click on Info and search for related topics under Bullying and ‚ÄčAbuse (cyber bullying, family abuse) as well as Relationships (consent, dating violence)

‚ÄčBullying Canada

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‚ÄčCanada‚Äôs only national organization that resolves bullying situations by directly facilitating communication between bullied kids, their tormentors, parents, teachers, school boards, social services, and police.   BullyingCanada gives bullied kids a brighter future. We stand by them until we find a way to end their bullying.

‚ÄčERASE Bullying

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ERASE is all about building safe and caring school communities . This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.

 

DEATH AND LOSS

 

‚ÄčCrossroads

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‚ÄčWhen someone you love has died, everything changes. Grief can be terrifying. How do you know what you are experiencing is normal?  Here‚Äôs a hint: Whatever you are experiencing is normal.‚Äč

Our Youth and Young Adult Bereavement Coordinator will meet with you one-on-one to give you that space. They can meet you at our Support Center, and also at your school to make things easier for you.  You can reach them through email at Youth@CrossroadsHospice.org  or by calling 604-945-0606.

‚ÄčTeens and Death

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When someone special dies, the difficult task of grieving begins.  Teens and Death is an initiative of the Nanaimo Hospice Society offering a safe haven for teens aged 13 to 18 years dealing with the death of a special person.  Our commitment is to support teen's unique grief experience in a safe, compassionate atmosphere of trust and respect.  This site has information, resources, self help tools and videos.

 

DEPRESSION

 

‚ÄčDealing with Depression

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‚ÄčDealing with Depression (DWD) is an online informative and interactive tool meant for teens who have been coping with depressed mood.  Through videos and information, this resource teaches a set of skills you can apply to your own life to overcome depression.  DWD is intended for:   teens with depressed mood, concerned adults who want to help a teen, other teens who want t‚Äčo help a friend or family member. 

 

‚ÄčAlso check out related information at FoundryOnline Relaxation ExercisesMind Your Mind and other sites above under the TOP AWESOME SITES

 

DISORDERED EATING

 

‚ÄčNational Initiative for Eating Disorders (Canada)

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‚ÄčInformation, support and resources.  We have become the voice for Canadian families, caregivers, and individuals who are affected by Eating Disorders and other comorbid and concurrent diagnoses.

‚ÄčNational Eating Disorders Association (based in US)

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‚ÄčBased in US but still has great online information regarding self-assessment, prevention and help and support, as well as how to develop positive body image. 

‚ÄčKelty Mental Health - Eating Disorders

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‚ÄčKelty Eating Disorders connects you with resources and information for every stage of the eating disorder journey.

‚ÄčLooking Glass Foundation

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‚ÄčThe Looking Glass Foundation strives to support individuals struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating. We offer innovative and accessible programs and services that decrease isolation, instill hope, and sustain recovery for individuals on their road to recovery.

Information, resources and community support contacts.

‚ÄčThe Foundry - Body Image and Eating

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Information, support and tools.  Body image is about how you see and judge your body. Eating concerns has to do with behaviours related to eating. Everyone can experience body image and eating concerns.  When people change eating and exercise habits to change the way they look or to feel better about themselves, it can be a sign there is a problem.

‚ÄčMind Your Mind - Eating Disorders

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‚ÄčA section with general information on eating disorders, as well as information under Anorexia and Bulimia

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DIVORCE AND SEPARATION

 

‚ÄčFamilies Change

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If your parents have recently separated or divorced (or you think they may be about to), or you have a friend in that situation, this site is the go-to site for you.

Parental separation and divorce are hard on teens. One thing that can help is information about what separation and divorce mean in Canada, and how they might affect you.

‚ÄčThis is the link to the section for Teens, but there is a section for Parents and for Kids too. 

TBH - the Kid section is actually quite fun, with videos and games and avatars, so worth checking out too!

‚ÄčKids Help Phone - Divorce and Separation

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‚ÄčSome basic information on separation, divorce and custody as well as living as a blended family.
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PHYSICAL ILLNESS

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