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Mental Health

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Information for Professionals

 

Mental Health Treatment Programs at CAMH

 

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Resources at CAMH

(English only)

 

Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian pocket book

(English only)

A comprehensive, practical resource designed to support the work of primary care providers who encounter challenging mental health problems in their daily practices.

 

Improving our Response to Older Adults with Substance Use, Mental Health and Gambling Problems

(English only)

This comprehensive guide will help readers to identify problems, to approach older people with these problems in a proactive and sensitive way, and to link older adults with services that can provide specialized care.

 

Responding to Older Adults with Substance Use, Mental Health and Gambling Challenges

This concise, easy-to-read booklet describes problems with alcohol, anxiety, dementia, depression, gambling and medications in older people, and identifies the signs of each problem.

 

There are several Quebec organizations that work in the area of Mental health services.

 

Changing Directions, Changing Lives

The first mental health strategy for Canada is posted on the website of the Canadian Mental Health Commission

 

General Information for Use With Clients

 

La santé mentale et les problèmes de santé mentale

Answers questions like: What is mental health?  What are the causes of mental health problems?  What are the types of mental health problems?

 

Ce que vous devez savoir sur les services de santé mentale

Provides some general information about mental health and mental health services.  It is designed for people who are looking for help for the first time, either for themselves or for a family member or friend.

 

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Le trouble de la personnalité limite : Guide d'information à l’intention des familles is designed for people who have someone in their lives who has borderline personality disorder. The first three sections include information about the symptoms, causes and treatment of BPD. Section four talks about how to support someone who has BPD and the last section discusses self care for family and friends.

Le trouble de la personnalité limite : Guide d'information à l'intention des familles (PDF) 

Access is provided from the right navigation on the linked page. 

 

Mood Disorders

La depression du post-partum : Aperçu Clinique

La depression- fiche d’information

Le trouble bipolaire- fiche d’information

 

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Trouble obsessionnel-compulsif - fiche d’information

 

 

Psychosis

La Psychose : fiche d’information

Promoting Recovery from First-Episode Psychosis : A Guide for Families (PDF)

This resource is based on research, practice guidelines and the authors’ own experience working with clients and their families in the First Episode Division at CAMH. The guide is divided into two parts. Part I is designed to help families support their relative’s recovery. Part II focuses on the family’s journey to recovery. 

 

Schizophrenia

La schizophrénie : fiche d’information

 

 

Trauma

These brochures present some of the causes and effects of trauma:

Les traumatismes : Questions courantes sur les effets des agressions physiques, sexuelles, affectives

Femmes : Comment reconnaître les effets des traumatisms lies à la violence

Composer avec des événements dramatiques : Les catastrophes internationals – Incertitude et difficultés

 

 

Photonovellas

This series of stories in photographs represent the most common problems associated with drinking, problem gambling, depression, drugs and post-traumatic stress disorder.

La dépression (PDF 1.66 MB)

Le jeu de hasard et d’argent (PDF 1.16 MB)

Le syndrome de stress post-traumatisme (PDF 1.30 MB)

 

The Validity Project

The VALIDITY♀ project was conceived in 1999 through a partnership of research, community programs and product development at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to explore the psychosocial risk factors associated with depression in young women.

This project has grown beyond a research project to become a vibrant, sensitive community of women dedicated to helping young women and preventing depression.

 

Information on getting help

 

Comment gérer le stress

Tips on dealing with stress; Where to get help.

 

Ce que vous devez savoir sur les services de sante mentale (PDF)

is a brochure with answers to commonly asked mental health questions.

 

Information specific to youth

 

Ce que les enfants veulent savoir…

This series lists common questions children have about their parents struggling with addiction or mental health issues, as well as suggestions for how to answer their questions:

Ce que les enfants veulent savoir lorsqu’un de leurs parents est déprimé

Ce que les enfants veulent savoir lorsqu’un de leurs parents a un trouble psychotique

Ce que les enfants veulent savoir lorsqu’un de leurs parents se suicide

Ce que les enfants veulent savoir lorsqu’un de leurs parents a un trouble bipolaire

 

Information for recent immigrants

Etablissement.org

Intended for newcomers to Canada, and provides information and resources related to mental health.