SUMMARY: Information, tools and resources about mental health and wellness.

The following resources may include therapeutic approaches and are provided for information only. The information contained in these resources does not constitute and should not be relied on as professional advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate healthcare provider with respect to your particular circumstances.

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Canada

Free interactive online tools to help manage and overcome depression. Tools include a tailored assessment, a goal-oriented cognitive behaviour therapy program and a moderated support network.

Website (The Depression Center)

Free interactive online tools to help manage and overcome anxiety and panic. Tools include a tailored assessment, a goal-oriented cognitive behaviour therapy program and a moderated support network.

Website (The Panic Center)

Simon Fraser University Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction:

Website (Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction)

Provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), particularly as it affects front-line personnel who work in correctional, public safety and military services. Provides information about PTSD, acute stress disorder, effects of traumatic experiences, crisis response, crisis team selection and training, and research in the field of critical incident trauma intervention.

Website (The Tema Conter Memorial Trust)

Information and resources about mood disorders - anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. MDAO hosts online support forums for depression and bipolar disorder, family support and postpartum depression.

Website (Mood Disorders Association of Ontario)

National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Provides information and resources about eating disorders. A toll-free Canadian helpline provides information on services and support.

Website (National Eating Disorder Information Centre)

Provides information and strategies for people who are night owls to help identify and address sleep-related issues.

Website (Night Owl Network)

United States

Helpguide.org
Information about mental and emotional health, healthy lifestyles, ADD/ADHD, autism, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, burnout and stress, grief and loss and suicide prevention.

Website (Helpguide.org)

An organization that seeks to improve health outcomes by providing opportunities for patients to learn from each other. Many mental health and behaviour issues are represented among the registrants. Use of the site is free, but registration is required.

Website (patientslikeme)

American Psychological Association Help Center
An online resource featuring many articles related to psychological issues that affect daily physical and emotional well-being.


Australia

A self-help interactive program for depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss and grief. Includes exercises and a workbook to track progress and record experiences, with toolkits to help improve mood and emotional state.

Website (E-couch)

MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.

Website (Mood Gym)

An educational, research, clinical and community-oriented resource offering information about depression and bipolar disorder to medical professionals and the general public. Includes free online education programs and self-test tools.

Website (Black Dog Institute)

The information contained in the Workplace Strategies for Mental Health website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate health-care provider with respect to your particular circumstances.