Family issues

Resources to help cope with family issues such as divorce, separation, grief and loss that can result in family breakdown. Find out how to help both adults and children better manage stress.

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Separation and divorce

A breakup or divorce can launch you into uncharted territory. Everything is disrupted: your routine and responsibilities, your home, your relationships with extended family and friends, and even your identity. A breakup also brings uncertainty about the future. HelpGuide.Org shares how you can care for yourself after experiencing a separation or divorce.

Separation and divorce can be an extremely stressful time for children and youth. eMental Health shares things parents can do that can help children and youth cope better with separation and divorce.

Loss and grief

At some point in life, we will all lose someone or something important to us, and be faced with grief and bereavement. See Loss and grief to learn about the responses to grief and ways you can cope after the death of a loved one or another significant loss.

Domestic abuse

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime assists victims of crime in obtaining services and accessing resources, including:

  • Women in abusive relationships
  • Men in abusive relationships
  • Children experiencing abuse 
  • Victim service information

See Someone you care about may be experiencing domestic abuse to help you have a supportive conversation when someone you care about may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Additional resources

Choosing your words. Learn how your choice of words can make a difficult conversation even more difficult.

Managing stress. Learn how to manage your reactions to stress and protect your well-being.

Post-secondary student resilience. How to build resilience and minimize the impact of stressors during college or university. This resource helps students learn and choose healthy coping strategies.

Strengthening relationships. Learn to build, maintain and deepen any relationship for a stronger connection.

Supportive conversation library. Questions and strategies to help you have a supportive conversation with someone you care about on difficult topics like mental health, stress, addiction, anger, abuse or lying.

Working from home. Working from home comes with some unique challenges. Learn strategies to support your well-being while balancing your personal and work life.

Working parents. Resources to support the mental health of working parents and children at all stages of their lives. Information to help you support your children through challenges at home, school and work.

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