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Resources

SOME LINKS THAT MAY BE HELPFUL TO YOU

Mental Health Issues

The information below includes links to websites that are helpful with respect to mental health issues.

Psych Central

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, their award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups to consumers.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Founded in 1918, CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians.  CMHA provides vital services and support to over 1.3 million Canadians every year. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities.

University Health Network

The UHN represents the Toronto General hospital, Toronto Wester, Princess Margaret, Toronto Rehab and the Mitchener Institute. Here you can find a variety of resources that may be particularly of use to people in the Quinte region and metropolitan Toronto.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC works 24/7 to protect citizens from health, safety and security threats. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

PTSD Resources

The following links are helpful for PTSD related concerns.

PTSD Association of Canada

The PTSD Association of Canada is a not for profit organization that exists to help those experiencing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD and those who care for traumatized individuals, as well as their families, friends and fellow workers and medical community.

Homewood Health

Homewood Health is the Canadian leader in mental health and addiction services. With over 130 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes every day through our national network of over 4,500 employees and clinical experts, and through the Homewood Health Centre—one of Canada’s largest and leading facilities for medical treatment of mental health and addiction disorders

Eating Disorder Related Resources

The following links are helpful for eating disorder related concerns.

Nedic

NEDIC focuses on awareness and the prevention of eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced-lifestyle.

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) brings expertise, experience and evidence from leaders in the field together in one place. Our primary purpose is to make eating disorders information a lot more accessible for everyone.

Someday Melissa

Someday Melissa was founded in 2010 by Judy Avrin following the death of her daughter Melissa to an eating disorder. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Someday Melissa’s mission is to promote recognition and awareness of eating disorders and the importance of early treatment. Along with Danna Markson, LCSW and director Jeffrey Cobelli, Judy created a documentary, “Someday Melissa, the story of an eating disorder, loss and hope.”

National Initiative for Eating Disorders

NIED was launched in 2012 in Toronto, Canada. NIED has become the voice for Canadian families, caregivers and individuals who are suffering with Eating Disorders and other comorbid and concurrent diagnoses.

Sheena's Place

Located in downtown Toronto,  Sheena’s Place offers hope and support to individuals aged 17 and over, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. They are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.

ANAD

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. (ANAD) is a non-profit (501 c 3) organization working in the areas of support, awareness, advocacy, referral, education, and prevention. ANAD is the oldest organization aimed at fighting eating disorders in the United States. ANAD assists people struggling with eating disorders and also provides resources for families, schools and the eating disorder community.

The Renfrew Centre

The Renfrew Center has been the pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 18 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioural health issues move towards recovery.

OCD Resources

The following link is helpful for OCD related concerns.

Mayo Clinic - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The Mayo Clinic’s Obsessive Compulsive website information including overview of OCD, symptoms and causes, diagnosis and treatment, self-management and more information.

Alcoholism Resources

The following link is helpful for alcoholism related concerns.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Substance Abuse Resources

The following link is helpful for substance abuse related concerns.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration or SAMHSA promotes and implements prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders in America’s communities.

Childhood Abuse Resources

The following link is useful in regards to childhood abuse.

Childhood Abuse Information

This page from the American Psychological Association provides information on childhood abuse.

Depression

The following link is helpful for depression related concerns.

Depression

This page from the American Psychological Association provides information on depression.

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