SUMMARY: A collection of credible resources from recognized mental health organizations that provide useful information about mental health and mental illness including depression, anxiety and other conditions.

Mental health organizations

These organizations provide resources, tools and information to help you understand mental health and mental illness. 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.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. CAMH works to apply the latest scientific evidence through an integrated and compassionate approach to research, health promotion, and education.

Website (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a non-profit organization that has been providing services to persons with mental health issues since 1918. CMHA offers information on mental health, mental illness and understanding your own mental health.

Website (Canadian Mental Health Association)

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario provides general information about mood disorders. They provide peer support to persons experiencing anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, and their families.

Website (Mood Disorders Association of Ontario)

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario provides general information on schizophrenia, information for family and friends of persons experiencing schizophrenia, and information concerning schizophrenia policy and advocacy.

Website (The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario)

Includes information about a larger selection of mental health issues including: ADD/ADHD, autism, abuse, Alzheimer's disease, burnout, eating disorders, grief and loss, parenting and suicide prevention.

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National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Provides information and resources on eating disorders and related issues, food and weight preoccupation, and public awareness. A toll-free Canadian helpline provides information on treatment and support.


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) is a health website dedicated to educating users about diseases, conditions and overall well-being.

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Family Resources

The Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery

An interactive documentary project designed to help all family members through the journey of recovery, including peer-to-peer family interviews, documentaries, online community forums and text information resources.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): Family and Caregiver Support

Information about supporting loved ones who have been diagnosed with mental illness, but also the importance of taking care of yourself, preparing for a crisis and reaching out for help. Additional resources to further your understanding of mental illness are also available.

Website (Canadian Mental Health Association)

Right By You

Campaign created by Partners for Mental Health to improve mental health and prevent suicide among youth. Includes Opening the door to better Mental Health for your Youth, a free guide for parents.

Working Through It

Videos of employees sharing their experiences of mental health challenges were developed with support of Moods Disorders Association of Ontario and Revivre.

Is it Mental Illness?