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CAMH Addiction Resources

 

Ce que vous devez savoir au sujet du traitement de la toxicomanie pour les jeunes 

This pamphlet is for parents/guardians, relatives, teachers, friends and anyone who may be concerned about alcohol or other substance use in a person under 25.

 

Est-ce sans danger pour mon bébé ?

Information and recommendations about the relative risks to the baby of medications, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, both during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

 

Passez à l’action!  L’alcool, les autres drogues et votre famille

Ways that alcohol and other drug problems can be prevented, and strategies for dealing with an existing substance use problem in the family.

 

Traitement de maintien à la méthadone : Manuel du client

This book should answer many of the questions clients may have about methadone treatment.  There’s information here for those thinking about methadone treatment, for the new client and the long-term client, and for families and friends.

 

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 boit trop d’alcool

 

 

CAMH  Mental Health Resources

 

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

 

Comprendre les médicaments psychotropes : Renseignements pour les utilisateurs, leur famille et leurs amis

This series of brochures is designed to help people better understand and make choices about psychiatric drugs. Each brochure discusses what the drugs are used for, the different types and names of drugs, their effects and their place in the treatment of mental health problems.

 

Défis et decisions : Trouver des services de santé mentale en Ontario

Practical information about mental health services in Ontario and how to find them.

 

 

L'espoir et la guérison après un suicide : guide pratique / Hope and Healing : A practical guide for the survivors of suicide

(À venir)

 

Information guides

As an introduction to the many aspects of mental health, these guides are written for people with mental health concerns, their families and friends.

 

Mood disorder publications

Publications on mood disorders and the family: information guides and information on what children need to know.

 

Le système ontarien de services psychiatriques medico-légaux : Guide d’information

This guide will help you learn about the forensic mental health system in Ontario.  If you, or someone you know, has a mental illness and has come into contact with the law, you should read this guide.

 

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 a un trouble bipolaire

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 boit trop d’alcool

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

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

 

 

Other Mental Health Resources

 

Being There: When Mental Illness Strikes Someone Near You - A Guide for a friend, family member and co-worker

(English only)

 

This guide was written with a friend by a former companion who has experienced the bewilderment and sense of aloneness that comes from being suddenly on the spot during a mental health crisis.

To order Being There, please call: 1-250-595-5259

or email: kath@kfarris.com

 

 

Resources for families from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

 

D'une famille à l'autre: Pour les familles aux prises avec un premier épisode psychotique

 

La maladie mentale dans la famille/Mental Illness in the Family

 

 

Dual diagnosis resources

(English only)

 

A Handbook of Supports and Services for Persons with Dual Diagnosis - Concerned Parents of Toronto (PDF)

Dual Diagnosis Resource Book: A resource manual for Simcoe County families (PDF)

 

Dual Diagnosis Resource Book: A resource manual for York Region families (PDF)

 

Concomitant Disorders resources

Guide à l'intention des familles sur les désordres concomitants

A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders is based on the educational material used in the concurrent disorders family support group at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. It includes:

  • information and educational materials
  • resources and contact information
  • exercises and activities

It can be used as the education component of a family education and support group, or as a standalone resource for individual family members.