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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HealthCommunities.com is a health website dedicated to educating users about diseases, conditions and overall well-being.
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.
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.
Employees share their experiences of mental illness
Bonnie: I was experiencing panic attacks
Marvin: Make the pain go away
Gord: I felt trapped
Constantin: I am responsible for how I respond
Phillipia: After my second child I wasn't the same
These videos are from Working Through It, developed by Mental Health Works and the Moods Disorders Association of Ontario, and are used with permission.