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Challenges & Disorders
BC Ministry of Education’s Special Education Resource Documents
Resource guide on teaching students with mental health issues including Attention Disorders, Behavioural Disorders, Autism, FASD, Eating Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Suicide Prevention
Blue Wave
A Canadian website geared for youth focusing on mental health issues, including information on depression, substance use and anxiety.
Children and Depression (Canadian Mental Health Association)
Provides information about understanding the symptoms of children suffering from depression.
clomipramine (Anafranil®)
A medication used for the treatment of OCD, depression, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain disorders.
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Dealing with a Depression Diagnosis Fact Sheet
Fact sheet about navigating a diagnosis of depression.
Dealing with Depression (DWD): Antidepressant Skills for Teens toolkit
Dealing with Depression is a workbook for youth that explains depression and teaches three main antidepressant skills: realistic thinking, goals setting and problem solving. The skills are presented in a step-by-step way so that youth may learn and apply them easily.
Dealing with Depression: Web Application for Teens
This mobile-optimized site is for teens experiencing low mood or depression, and helps teens understand and build skills to overcome depression.
Depression Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Facts for Families: The Depressed Child (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Not only adults become depressed. Children and teenagers also may have depression, as well. The good news is that depression is a treatable illness. Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with a child or adolescent’s ability to function.
Finding Hope: Depression in Young People (in the know)
This webinar explores: how do I know if my child is depressed, what causes youth depression, what impact depression can have, how to find help, treatment options, and what parents can do.
In Our Hands
Free resources related to mental health challenges and disorders, including eating disorders and self harm.
KU-US Crisis Line Society
KUU-US Crisis Line has been in operation since 1993 . As an accredited agency of the American Association of Suicidology, crisis intervention trained phone operators assist those in crisis 24hrs a day. The previous "jursidictional area" covered by KUU-US was Port Alberni, Bamfield and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Although these areas will still be serviced as the communities are accustomed to, KUU-US has expanded crisis services to all Aboriginal people on Vancouver Island and the province of British Columbia.
Learning Links: Enhanced Learning Series in Child and Youth Mental Health
LearningLinks is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in child and youth mental health to support the needs of health care professionals and improving access for children, youth and families to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.
Mental Health and Addiction 101 Online Tutorial (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
A series of free, quick, easy-to-use online tutorials on topics related to substance use and mental health from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Mindfulness for Preventing Depressive Relapse: One Breath at a Time
Dr. Andrea Grabovac speaks about the power of mindfulness in preventing episodes of depression. A presentation from the 2011 Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia in Vancouver, BC.
Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDABC)
MDABC is a nonprofit organization that provides treatment, support, education, and hope of recovery for people living with a mood disorder. They offer a Youth Psychiatric Clinic (no fee), and both individual and group therapy for youth through their Counselling and Wellness Centre (on a fee basis).
MoodFx
Web-based mobile app for tracking depression symptoms and outcomes
Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposium 2011
Presentations include: Autism: Brains Working Differently, Mindfulness for Preventing Depressive Relapse: Changing the Brain One Breath at a Time, and The Mature Mind: Understanding and Improving Memory in Old Age.
Supportive Minds Online Tool
A free, online tool with useful coping strategies and resources for parents, families, caregivers to help them with children who have mood behaviour or thinking problems.

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.