The following list of resources can provide you with lots of information on a variety of issues, but please remember if you need help right now check out our get help page for numbers you can call right away.
Information on General Mental Health
- Canadian Mental Health Waterloo Wellington Dufferin
- Canadian Mental Health Ontario
- Canadian Mental Health Association National
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Mind Your Mind
For Information on Specific Mental Health Issues
- Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
- Early Psychosis Intervention Program
- Mood Disorders Society of Canada
- National Eating Disorders Information Centre
- Resource for Schizophrenia/ Schizoaffective Disorder and Bipolar
- Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
For Information on Suicide
- Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
- Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
- Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin
For Information on Substance Use
- Marijuana and Psychosis is an informational booklet published by 1st Step Early Psychosis Intervention Program.
- Rethink Your Drinking is an awareness campaign to help change the way we think about and use alcohol. The site also has an app called Saying When which is a new mobile app developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). It offers those who want to reduce or quit drinking alcohol the ability to track and manage their drinking habits.
- Canada’s Anti-Drug Strategy
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Mental Health Apps
The Always There app provides a password protected space for you to log your feelings, flip through a ton of youth-submitted tips, inspirational quotes, and jokes aimed at helping you cope with stress. You can access tipsheets offline on a variety of emotional health topics and more. Finally, the app can also connect you directly with a Kids Help Phone counsellor over the phone, or through Live Chat.
Be Safe (put out by Mind Your Mind) is meant to help you make decisions in a crisis. It will: allow you to make a safety plan, inform you about resources in Waterloo/Wellington, give you options for getting help, empower you to reach out safely.
SAM (Self-help Anxiety Management) is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
The Optimism Mental Health Apps are self-tracking applications, designed to help you increase your understanding of all the things that affect your mental health. The apps act as a springboard to detect patterns in your health and develop strategies to proactively manage depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.